Remembering those you’ve lost
More and more, when we say farewell to our loved ones we want a way to remember them.
Often at funerals nowadays people release balloons to commemorate the passing of their loved one. This can be a good way for children to learn about the grief process.
For many years families have installed benches in cemeteries or a special place where their loved one liked to sit and take in a pleasant view. There are other ways to remember them too. You cold turn their favourite piece of clothing into a teddy bear.
If the person in your life was known for their colourful ties or perhaps for a signature colour, then how about remembering them in the form of a teddy bear?
Memory bears are designed as keepsakes and are crafted from the material you provide from clothing that belonged to your loved one.
Alternatively the clothing could also be transformed into a cushion cover or a lap quilt, depending on how you would best like to keep their memory alive.
You could name a rose in their memory. Packs are available to purchase from companies where you can buy a gift tin. You will get you some rose seeds, a certificate and the rose’s name will be entered into the International Rose Naming Registry, which is periodically submitted to the British Library.
Why not create a quilt from photos or clothing? Memory quilts are very popular in the USA and are growing in popularity here.
This is a wonderful way to capture dear memories, either by using photographs or clothing worn by the person you have lost.