Remembering The Departed at Thanksgiving

By: Franklin Rainear Jr.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

When a loved one passes away, the memories of this person linger for years to come. During festivities, these memories bring back the feeling of the presence of a person around. This also leads to a strong desire to do something in his or her memory.

Thanksgiving is an occasion to express our memories about the departed loved one. There are many ways in which we can allow our memories to pour out and feel a sense of peace during this time.

Memorializing At Home

You can display items like pillows, quilts, blankets, tablecloths, toys, stitched from the clothing of the deceased person. Seeing these around you can help create a comfort zone. These things remind us of our loved one even though we know they are not physically present. It's also a good way to use your creativity to preserve things that the departed person held dear to them. These DIY projects can help create mementos and heirlooms for the next generation.

Use Lamps And Photographs

Thanksgiving festivities offer opportunities to light special candles or decorative electric lamps in your home highlighting favorite photographs of the departed. It is evocative of precious memories as well as a way of honoring the memory of the loved one in a quiet way.

Gifting In Memory Of Your Loved One

You can make memorial gifts to give to family members and friends that valued their association with the departed one. Not only does it give you some peace but keeps your loved one’s memory alive in the heart of the receiver. It’s a very unique way to keep the memory of the decedent alive.

Do you have ideas for remembering your loved one during the holidays? We'd love to hear them. Tell us in the comments below. 

If you want some help and assistance with pre-planning a funeral, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr. Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC through our website. You can also call (888) 213-4090 for more information.

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