Permanent Memorialization

Permanent Memorial Ideas: Honoring the Memory of a Loved One

Permanent Memorial Ideas: Honoring the Memory of a Loved One

In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. You just had a funeral service but the pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon .Many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above.While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.

Having such a permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization and gives everyone a special place to go to remember their loved one or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.

A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the life and relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.

What is Memorialization?

The process through which a person or thing who has died is remembered in some form is known as memorialization. There are many different forms of memorials, ranging from basic gravestones to intricate headstones with flowers adorning them for what seems like an eternity. These symbols serve as permanent reminders of who you were and why others loved your work.  

Why do you memorialize your loved ones?

We're social creatures, and it appears that we're all looking for the same thing which is closure. When someone dies, their life comes to an end, but there's always the possibility of stepping back into their shoes or living another day as if they were still alive; this provides enough reason for individuals to continue living because, after all, what if tomorrow arrives and I'm no longer here? However, it can be tough to find these few minutes alone, so why don't we make some memories together throughout our journey while also giving something personal during those final days.

For various reasons, some people choose to memorialize their loved ones. For some, it's a method of remembering everything about them, including what they were like in life and how others felt about the person whose memory you're attempting to resurrect through art or artifacts associated with them. This is particularly true if there is no living spouse with whom to share these memories. It can also help us come full circle by bringing meaning to our lives after someone has died, as well as reminding us why we should never take something so valuable for granted because time does not wait for us to let it in. Finally, never letting someone fade away too quickly before you get the chance to say goodbye can be an everlasting method of keeping their memory alive long after they are gone.

Permanent Memorial Ideas

Permanent Memorial Ideas

1. Inter remains in a columbarium niche.

A columbarium is a permanent structure designed to house urns containing cremated remains. Urns are typically placed in an indoor setting within a columbarium, which can be purchased from a funeral home or cemetery. Some people choose to design their funeral and have their ashes scattered in a special place that was significant to them in life. If you scatter ashes, you may want to consider keeping some in a permanent memorial, such as an urn or jewelry.

2. Plant a tree or set up a memorial garden.

One way to create a permanent memorial is by planting a tree or setting up a memorial garden. This can be done in your backyard, at a local park, or even at the cemetery where your loved one is buried. You can also purchase a living memorial, such as a bench, which can be placed in a public space or in your own backyard.

If you choose to plant a tree, consider selecting a species that is native to your area. This will ensure that the tree will be able to thrive in its new home. You can also add a plaque or marker at the base of the tree with your loved one's name and dates.

3. Establish a scholarship in the name of your loved ones.

This can be done through your local community foundation or by contacting the financial aid office at a college or university. By setting up a scholarship, you will be helping future generations and honoring the memory of your loved ones. If you have the means, you can also endow the scholarship, which will ensure that it is permanent.

4. Set up a foundation.

Another way to honor your loved ones is to establish a named fund at a local community foundation. This fund can be used to support a cause that was important to your loved one or to provide assistance to those in need in your community.

5. Create an online memorial.

In this day and age, many people are creating online memorials to honor the memory of their loved ones. This can be a great way to share memories and photos with others, as well as provide a permanent tribute.

6. Create a song or poem in memory of your loved ones.

If you are musical or poetic, you may want to consider creating a song or poem in memory of your loved ones. This can be a great way to express your emotions and to share your memories with others.

Creating a permanent memorial is a great way to honor the memory of your loved ones. There are many different ways to create permanent memorials, so be sure to choose the right one for you and your family. With a little creativity and thought, you can create a beautiful tribute that will last forever.

Get in touch with Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service by calling 434-369-5621 for more information.