When someone you care about passes on, there are many ways you can commemorate their death. Most families have a service at funeral homes in Roslyn, NY or they scatter ashes after cremation. Some people plant trees or put up a headstone to remember their loved one. There are no right or wrong answers here. However, if you live away from the final resting place and you want to find a way to remember your loved one, you might consider creating a memory box. You can open the box every so often, rifle through the things you have put in it, and remember your loved one in your own way. Here are a few suggestions of things to put in a box of this nature:
One of the biggest items you will likely want to place in a memory box is pictures of the individual who passed on. You can put in some of your favorites, pictures of the two of you together, and pictures of them doing things they loved. The pictures should make you smile, even if they bring a tear to your eyes at the same time.
The Tribute Video
IF someone created a tribute video for your loved one to play at their final services, that can be a very nice thing to include in the box as well. Get a copy of the video so you can pull it out and watch it when you want to remember them. These videos often have a variety of pictures as well as moving music and maybe even quotes that will bring about good memories.
IF you went to the movies a lot with this person and kept the stubs or there was a special concert you attended, put some of that memorabilia in the box to remind you of the good times you had together. It can be things like match books from restaurants you visited, pamphlets for trips you dreamed of taking together, and other such items.
The Funeral Program
If there was a funeral or memorial service for your loved one, you can include a program from that service in the memory box as well. It can be good for you to go back, remember how they were honored, and know that their memory was respected in a dignified manner when they had their final services.
These are just a few suggestions for items to keep in a memory box after a loved one’s final services at funeral homes in Roslyn, NY. You can place whatever you’d like in the box and take it out whenever you feel the time is right. You might look things over during the holidays, on birthdays and anniversaries, and other special times. You’re welcome to contact the professionals at Roslyn Heights Funeral Home for more ideas as well by calling (516) 621-4545. We’re here to help with final services, but we want to help you with the grieving process as well. We’re located at Mineola Ave Roslyn Heights, NY 11577,