celebrate life of ancestors

One of the best ways to work through your sadness and grief of losing a loved one is to celebrate their life and share the memories you have with them. Suffering a loss is often very difficult to share and talk about, and far too often the loneliness and sadness that comes with grief can cloud the memories you have of your ancestors and their legacy. To help you work through your grief, it’s important to celebrate the life of your loved ones. Here are a few ways you can do it:

  • Plan a celebration of life service/event: A celebration of life event is a great way to get your family and friends together to honor the legacy of your ancestors. Many like to display old photos of the deceased and share some of their fondest memories. This is a great time to come together as one, socialize, and revel in the memories of your loved ones.
  • Always keep pictures of them out: At first, it may be difficult seeing pictures of the recently deceased in your home. However, as time passes and the wounds of the loss are healed, you’ll be grateful that you kept photos of your ancestors. Many find comfort in browsing through old photo albums and admiring their pictures on the walls.
  • Plant/build something in their honor: Building something small like a park bench or planting a tree or their favorite flowers is a wonderful way to celebrate the life and legacy of your loved one. This way, you’ll always have something small, but important, to remind you of them.
  • Create an online In Memoriam: When it’s hard to get all of your family members and friends together to celebrate the life of your ancestors, an online In Memoriam is a great option to consider. A Memoriam page allows family and friends from all over to share the memories and pictures they have on the deceased while keeping everything all in one place for everyone to see.

Losing a loved one is never easy, but the grief and pain become easier to manage when you have your friends and family by your side. Celebrating the life of your loved one can help yourself, and family members focus on the legacy of your ancestors instead of their passing. Celebrating their life is truly a wonderful way to relive memories and make new ones.

To create a memorable online obituary for your loved one, please visit https://www.passaway.org/obituary/.

Posted on December 11, 2018
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