Little tips to celebrate the life of a loved one
It’s Summertime. And I think we all hoped by now that talk of lockdowns, social distancing and viruses would be behind us. And you may have planned to get together with family and friends to celebrate the life of a loved one that you’ve lost during these unprecedented times.
Because although you’ve probably used Cheshire funeral directors for a traditional funeral, you may still be planning a different funeral choice – a celebration of life. You may have wanted to have a large celebration at a local venue or a smaller, more intimate gathering. However, the social distancing rules are still restrictive and so unfortunately, many of these scenarios aren’t possible.
But there is still time for these gatherings to happen in the future, and we are here every step of the way to arrange a Celebration of Life in great detail with you. If you’d like to know more about plan a celebration, click here to read more in our blog.
Remember the wonderful, special person
In the meantime, there is still an opportunity to remember the good times, the memories and focus on the joys of the life, not the loss. Perhaps you want to celebrate a birthday or mark an anniversary of their passing. Or just simply take time to remember your relative or friend.
And although we may not be able to have get togethers, there are some things that you can do to celebrate lives. We’ve put together a few ideas on how to celebrate life after death. We hope they bring you comfort and will help you to celebrate the life of your relative or friend.
Visit their favourite place
This may even be their final resting place where you scattered their ashes. This will have been a space that was special to them and now is to you too. You could even take a photograph of a view from the place, frame it and hang it in a special place somewhere in your home.
Play that music
Did you share a favourite type of music or band? Or maybe their tastes were as individual as them. Whichever the case, play their favourite music or you could create a playlist. The sound will remind you of them.
Take a trip down memory lane
If you have a selection of old photographs you could take time to reminisce. Perhaps ask friends and colleagues if they have any pictures that they’d like to share with you too. Digital photographs can also be used to create a book or album of memories for you to keep.
And whilst we’re talking about creating things, how about making or even buying some wind chimes in their honour? When they chime in the breeze, you will think of them.
It sometimes feels right to make a donation to your loved one’s favourite charity in their name. We’ve also found that people buy gifts to mark birthdays or Christmas and donate them to a local hospital or charity.
Everyone has favourite films that they like to watch. So grab a blanket, perhaps wrap yourself in a favourite item of their clothing, and spend an afternoon watching your loved one’s favourite movies.
The perfect send-off for their incredible life
These are just a few ideas to help you to celebrate a life of a loved one during these strange times.
Tell us what your favourites are, and if there is anything you will be doing instead – we’d love to hear about it.
We’d be honoured to help you arrange a Celebration of Life for a relative, so please get in touch to find out more.