As an adult yourself, when a parent passes away it can be overwhelming. Although you could see the signs of them getting older, and knew logically they would not be around forever, it can be tough to process when they are actually gone. As providers of cremation services in Humboldt, TN. we understand how difficult this time can be as, even adults, we are still our parent’s children.
Although time does help in easing our pain, there are things we can do along the way to help cope with the pain and process our grief. One such way is by creating a tribute or memorial to our lost parent that shows our love for them and keeps their memory alive and close to us. Below are some of our favorite ideas to honor your dad.
Get Cozy with a Quilt
Being able to use some of your dad’s old items and make something new and useful from them is a wonderful way to not only keep their items, but create a keepsake for the family to have for generations.
One such example of this is creating a quilt by using your dad’s old clothing. You could also utilize his old blankets, towels, etc. and use that fabric to create the quilt. If you are handy with crafting and sewing, you may be able to create this quilt yourself. However, if you are not handy with a needle, there are many people online as well as locally who you could commission to make the quilt for you.
Create a Living Memorial
Another popular tribute is to create a living memorial. This is simply a memorial that utilizes plant or other life in the creating of it. Some examples of a living memorial include:
- Planting a tree in your backyard or other space
- Creating a small garden
- Designing a living wall in a room in your house
- Planting flowers in your yard that come back each year
Support a Charity or Cause That He Cared About
If your dad had a charity or cause that he supported, a great way to honor him is to make a donation in his name to the organization. Not only does this act help you honor your dad, but also benefits the organization and the cause. If you want to go a step further you could consider volunteering and donating your time.
Start a New Family Tradition
Starting a new family tradition is an idea that can be carried on throughout future generations. And what’s even better is there is no right or wrong way to do this. Some ideas could include:
- Having a family picnic on your dad’s birthday
- Getting the whole family together once a month for a big sit down dinner
- Once a year have a family fishing trip
- Getting together on a special day and cook all your dad’s favorite meals
- Once a year having the family get together and travel to your dad’s favorite vacation spot for a little family time
If you would like more information on cremation services in Humboldt, TN. or ideas for tributes, give us a call or come by anytime as we are here and available to talk about your individual needs.