3 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate a Loved One After Their Death

By: Dorothy Pacimeo-Comodore
Saturday, August 25, 2018

There are countless services available to prepare one for funeral planning and the events that follow a loved one's passing. Grief anniversaries are a different story. How can you manage this difficult annual reminder? While this is a deeply personal occasion, here are a few ways you can celebrate your loved one’s memory.

3 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate a Loved One After Their Death

1. Organize a Family Gathering

Funerals and memorial services aren't the only opportunities for family gatherings in a loved one's honor. Consider scheduling a dinner or even a less formal get-together, inviting family and friends over to celebrate a life well-lived. Use this time to share favorite memories, display photos, or cook their favorite dish.

2. Get Creative in Their Honor

From the initial funeral planning to all the anniversaries down the line, there are many ways to get creative when remembering a loved one. Creating a scrapbook is a great start for those with all levels of craftiness, for instance. Anyone with a green thumb may want to plant flowers their loved one preferred. Tending to the plants regularly will help you keep their memory alive.

3. Look into Charities & Scholarships

Did your loved one have a favorite charity? Were they closely tied to a specific school or organization? The answers to these questions might have come up during the funeral planning process, especially if they had any related final wishes. If either applies, consider volunteering for said charity or starting a scholarship in your loved one's honor. Even an act as straightforward as visiting with people in an assisted living facility can carry an extra level of meaning when connected with this particular anniversary.

It's perfectly normal to need some extra help in the days, months, and years after a loved one's passing. For a compassionate team serving all of Long Island and the five boroughs, turn to New York Atlantic Funeral Services. In addition to funeral planning, they have offered grief counseling resources to those in need since 2007. Visit their website for a closer look at their options, and give them a call today at (631) 732-0570

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