Commemorate the life of a deceased loved one in a fitting way by choosing the perfect memorial. Though it cannot bring your loved one back in this realm but it can greatly help you pay a tribute and honor the precious memories of the departed soul.
In addition to paying respects to the deceased, it will also contribute to the grieving process in a positive way.
Here are some unique ideas to help memorialize a loved one.
After the loss of a beloved pet, owners become grief stricken. During such a tough time, owners need to decide on whether it will be a burial or cremation service for their beloved pet. Many pet owners prefer burial service as they consider it a helpful and comforting way to remember the life of their pet. Most of the pet cemeteries in the US offer full burial services where the owners can choose a plot, casket and grave marker. Pets are laid in a burial casket and buried in a final resting place. Later on owners can visit the cemetery and bring flowers to place on the grave.
America’s first pet cemetery was established in 1896 by a New York City Veterinarian which was later on in 2012 added to the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1986, several pet cemeteries were formed in different parts of the USA.
Grave lights work as eternal memorial lights in cemeteries and memorial gardens to honor and remember deceased loved ones.
They symbolize eternal life and show that the departed loved ones shall always stay in our memories. Traditionally, candles were for this purpose but nowadays, there is also the option to use solar powered lamps.
Light and illumination are usually associated with God (the true light of Jesus Christ). As mentioned in Psalm 18:28, “You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”
In addition, according to John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
With the advancement of modern technology, lots of changes can be seen in the memorial industry too. One such vivid memorial product that has become hugely popular is ceramic pictures. A ceramic picture can be installed on the grave markers or headstones of all types. This means, in a grave marker where a just a collection of names, dates, and, perhaps, a special phrase or two were mentioned earlier can now be enhanced with a beautiful picture.
Have a close look at the cremation urn industry and you will be amazed to know that biodegradable urns are gaining huge popularity. Biodegradable urns are environment friendly urns and these urns do not cause any harm to the environment. Nowadays more and more people are becoming conscious about their environment and think about what can be done to save it. This is why people are preferring products like biodegradable urns that are good for the environment.
For many people, losing a close family member or friend can be a difficult situation to handle. During such times, different types of memorials can be of great help. As far as memorials are concerned, glass cremation jewelry is becoming increasingly popular as a way to keep one’s memory always alive. Also sometimes the traditional urn on the shelf feels too cold and distant whereas glass cremation jewelry can make you feel the presence of the deceased always close to your heart.
Dealing with the loss of your cherished animal companion is as difficult and painful as the loss of a member of the family. Thus, most pet parents look for thoughtful and meaningful memorial ideas to honor the memories of their beloved pets.
Pet owners, especially the ones who have children at home memorialize their furry companions in a meaningful way to help the children cope with the loss in a healthy way as it is likely to be their first encounter with the phenomenon of death.
“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”” ~ Dave Barry
After the death of a person, the surviving family members and friends try to recall good things related to the deceased. Recalling what made a person special and summarizing those feelings in the form of an epitaph is a common practice.
An epitaph is a short text that is engraved on a gravestone or headstone in the memory of a deceased person. Often the task of finalizing an epitaph to be engraved on a headstone or urn can be a challenging task due to the limitation of word limit.