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10 Creative Ways to Honor a Loved One's Memory

Published: October 27, 2022

It can be difficult to get over the death of a loved one. Rather than dwell on the loss, consider how you can honor their life. Here, the team at Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services outlines 10 creative ways you can honor a loved one’s memory.

Frame Something They’ve Created

Whether your loved one was crafty or not, it’s likely they’ve created something over the course of their life. Maybe it’s a painting, poem, or recipe. Framing it up and hanging it up someplace you can always be reminded is a great way to honor their memory.

Sponsor a Bench or Brick in Their Honor

Memorial benches and bricks are a popular way to remember someone. Placing them in public spaces gives you a space to think about your loved one.

Create Jewelry from Their Ashes

Specialized services can take the deceased's remains and create memorial jewelry. Printed or engraved images of your loved one or their words, ashes, or a lock of hair can all be turned into one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Specialized services can take the deceased's remains and create memorial jewelry. Printed or engraved images of your loved one or their words, ashes, or a lock of hair can all be turned into one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Volunteer for Their Cause

Whether it’s a charity for the cause that may have taken your loved one’s life or a cause that they believed in or received a lot of their time, honoring your loved one by giving your time to something important to them is a good option.

Whether it’s a charity for the cause that may have taken your loved one’s life or a cause that they believed in or received a lot of their time, honoring your loved one by giving your time to something important to them is a good option.

Establish a Scholarship in Their Name

Establishing an educational fund that helps others go to school allows you to honor their memory and pay it forward

Get a Tattoo or Paint a Mural

What better reminder of your loved one than permanent ink? Get a tattoo of their name, a favorite quote, or an important symbol. Or think bigger and paint something in their memory on a wall–with permission of course.

Adopt a Public Place in Their Honor

Parks, landmarks, buildings and highways can all be named after or in honor of people.

Plant a Tree

Whether you plant the trees yourself or purchase a planting through a company that sells tree plantings , planting a tree offers a permanent marker of your loved one’s life.

Run a Marathon

Taking on 26.2 miles is difficult but it can take on special meaning for those running in memory of loved ones. Consider seeking out a race that highlights a cause that was important to them.

Make a Memory Jar

Gather memories from friends and family and write them down. This collection of memories will become a beautiful conversation piece you can draw from to enjoy.

Contact Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services To Discuss Your Options

The team at Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services understands that the passing of a loved one is never an easy time. We are here to assist you in the planning and execution of the best possible service, allowing you the time to grieve and celebrate your loved one. To learn more about our provided services or to contact a member of our team, visit our website or call one of our locations today.

 
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