It’s natural to rush out and spend a fortune on a monument following a death because this is used to memorialize the deceased and can also be used to mark the location where your loved one’s remains have been buried. Tombstones are strong and ever-lasting, but they can cost thousands of dollars, and it’s important to understand that this is not your only option because there are other ways to memorialize a loved one, and the following are budget-friendly tributes you can consider:
Pictures are very meaningful because they allow us to hang on to memories forever. You can put a collection of pictures together in a scrapbook, memorial slideshow or ornaments to remember the person you’ve lost. Pictures are treasures that can be kept in many places, so you can consider this idea.
If you want something you can carry with you at all times, cremation jewellery is a great option to look into. You can also consider a locket containing a photo or lock of hair because these items can provide you with comfort and will allow you to keep a piece of your loved one with you wherever you go.
Stories About Your Loved One
The process of grieving is never easy, and reaching out to others to talk about those you’ve lost or to hear stories about them is a great way to keep their memory alive. You can ask every guest to write down their favourite memory about your loved one that they can place in a jar, and you can refer to this on special occasions or whenever you miss them and want to remember them a little more. If you are tech-savvy, you can also ask friends for pictures or written statements that you can turn into a video compilation and have as a keepsake.
Going through your loved one’s items after their passing is very emotional but what’s beautiful about this step is that you don’t have to get rid of their belongings. You can repurpose them instead so that they can be cherished by you and other family members for years. You can repurpose articles of clothing into pillows or blankets and can be creative with this process.
If you love to plant and know that your loved one has a favourite flower, try planting it in your garden. This will serve as a beautiful memory of the deceased, and you will remember them every time you see the plant. You can also scatter or bury some of their cremated remains and can include a stepping stone to create a special tribute.
Here at Oliveira Funeral Home, we understand how difficult planning a funeral can be, and our team will guide you every step of the way. We will provide you with every piece of information you need so that you can make informed decisions you are comfortable with. We have been serving families in BC for years and offer a number of funeral services, including cremation. If you are looking for funeral homes in the Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock, Mission, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack areas, contact us today!