When you decide to have cremation services in Lakewood, WA for a loved one who has passed on, you open the door to a number of options. You can do whatever you want for the service on any timeline that works for you. If you want to give the guests who attend the memorial something special to remember your loved one or the way you honored them, there are plenty of options for that as well. Here are a few things to consider.
If your loved one adored gardening or always visited the local flower show to see what was in season, you might want to give everyone a packet of seeds that they can plant to remember your loved one by. If they adored sunflowers in the summer, a packet of those seeds can be fun. If they liked growing their own potatoes or other veggies, a packet of that can work as a reminder of them. Check-in with family later and compare growth.
Your loved one might have frequented your local library and always had a book in their hands. Creating a bookmark, perhaps with a picture of them or a list of their favorite books can be nice for your guests to appreciate them. Those guests may run across that bookmark in their home and remember your loved one or they might use it daily in their own books.
Not everyone who comes to the service may have pictures to remember your loved one by in the future. Handing out pictures of your loved one so everyone has something to place in a photo album can be very nice. You can have a variety of different shots printed out so everyone can choose what they want to take with them.
Did your loved one have quite the book collection? Or was there a certain book that they read every year without fail? Perhaps give everyone a chance to choose a book from their collection or buy their favorite book in bulk and let everyone take home a copy to remember your loved one by. Having it in their home and reading through it can help them feel closer to your loved one even after they are gone.
Keychains are something you can place on your keys and have with you everywhere you go. Think of something that honors your loved one and pass out keychains that can help them to remember that special person. An angel keychain with a stone that relates to their birth month, perhaps, can help everyone remember them well into the future.
Recipe Cards With Favorite Recipes
If your loved one baked something special, copy their recipe card with their handwriting on it and let people take home that special concoction and try it for themselves in your loved one’s honor.