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Heartfelt Ideas to Remember A Lost Loved One

Losing a loved one is a painful experience, words often cannot adequately describe the feeling. However, there are some things that you can do to keep the memory of your loved one alive. Here are some heartfelt ideas to respectfully remember a lost loved one. 

Create a Video of Their Life 
Create a video of their life by compiling pictures and short video clips of them, add text, beautiful music and graphics using video editing software and share the video with close friends and family. 

Plant a Tree in their Honor 
Plant a tree in their honor, and if your loved one was cremated, you can also sprinkle some of their ashes in the soil, this is a truly heartfelt way of remembering a loved one. 

Get a Keepsake 
Get a keepsake such as a memorial t-shirt, a keychain, a notebook or you could opt for cremation keepsakes that are designed and customized to suit your needs. 

Travel to their Dream Destination 
Did your loved one have a bucket list? A dream destination, somewhere they really wanted to visit? Since, they won’t get the chance to experience their dream destination, travel to the place they wanted to travel to the most in their honor. 

Write a Poem 
A simple yet heartfelt way to remember your loved one is to write a poem. Write a poem from the heart and either keep it to yourself as a personal remembrance keepsake or print it, have it framed and share it with friends and family. 

Create Art 
If you are creative and want to express your love for your lost loved one, why not create a piece of art? You could also enlist the help of a professional artist to create a piece of art for you. 

Make Their Favorite Meal 
Prepare their favorite meal and celebrate their life with the meal that they loved most. 

Celebrate Their Birthday 
Each year, celebrate their birthday, bake a cake and celebrate the day that they were born. 

Create a “Thoughts of You” Journal 
Using a blank, decorative journal, write down your thoughts and feelings about your loved one. Whenever you feel sad or miss them, write your feelings in your thoughts journal. 

Write and Record a Song About Them 
You don’t have to be the best singer in the world to write and record a song, just create from the heart, writing a song is a beautiful and timeless way to remember your lost loved one. 

Donate to Charity in Their Honor 
Did your loved one have a specific interest? For example, did they like soccer? Were they interested in women’s rights? Donate to a charity that is closely related to their interests, they would certainly appreciate it. 

Start a Youth Scholarship For Them 
Start a youth scholarship in their name to help young, talented individuals achieve their goals and aspirations. 

Create a Memorial Website 
Create a blog or website that pertains to their interests. For example, if your loved one liked video games, create a site about video games and name the site after them. 

These are all heartfelt and respectful ideas to help you come up with ways to remember your loved one. We hope these ideas inspire you to do something wonderful for the person you love. 

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