The loss of a loved one can be extremely overwhelming and deciding on the right way to commemorate the person can be very daunting. There are many unique ways in which you can celebrate your loved one’s life and we have listed some of the best funeral ideas here. Hopefully you will discover a way to commemorate your loved one amongst this list of unique memorial ideas.
Unique Funeral Ideas:
1. Dedicate a vine to your lost loved one
Was your loved one a wine enthusiast? If so then why not dedicate a vine to them? You will be able to remember all the happy times that the two of you had together. There are many different companies out there that offer this, and your loved one’s vine could be at one of their beautiful vineyards. When it comes to unique memorial ideas, it doesn’t get better than this, especially if your loved one had a taste for wine.
2. Plant a tree in honour of your loved one
Many people when a child is born plant a tree, so it makes sense to plant a tree when someone passes away too. Then every year when the tree blossoms you can remember the joy that your loved one brought to your life. You could also bring some of the branches into your home. Some hospices have what they call remembrance meadows, where you can plant a tree, if your garden isn’t big enough to grow one.
3. Have a garment framed
If you cannot bear the thought of parting with your loved one’s favourite garment then what could be better than having it framed? If your loved one had a favourite piece of clothing that they loved, this could be a very fitting way to commemorate them. Get in touch with a professional framer they will be able to decide which is the best way to frame the garment.
4. Turn your loved one’s clothing into a teddy bear
This is a lovely way to commemorate your lost loved one. Memory bears are made to be keepsakes and are made from the material of your loved one’s favourite piece of clothing. This is the perfect choice, especially if your loved one had a soft spot for teddy bears. If you don’t quite like the idea of a teddy bear then you could also turn your loved one’s favourite piece of clothing into a cushion or even a lap quilt. It really all depends on your own personal preferences but each would make lovely options.
5. Name a rose in memory of your loved one
If your loved one was fond of roses then what could be better than naming a rose in their memory? You will know that your loved one’s name is on a rose that others can enjoy when they bloom. This is a fitting way to keep your loved one’s memory alive, especially if they loved spending time in their garden.
6. Dedicate a bench to your loved one
Many people love the idea of dedicating benches to lost loved ones. What could be better than taking some time out and sitting on your loved one’s bench and remembering all the happy memories that you shared together? The bench can be in your own garden or in another picturesque spot, maybe in a place where your loved one enjoyed spending quality time, overlooking the sea or a park for instance. There are many good companies out there that will help you put together a memorial bench. Your local garden centre could also be able to help you with this.
7. Have your loved one with you always in a piece of jewellery
This is a very special way to remember your lost loved one. If your loved one was cremated then you could put some of their ashes into a piece of your jewellery, a locket, for instance. If your loved one already owned a special locket then you could use that instead. You will know that by wearing that special piece of jewellery that your loved one will always be close to your heart.
8. Turn your loved one’s ashes into a diamond
There is a lot of carbon in the human body and this means that we are now able to turn ashes into diamonds. This is a lovely way to remember someone special that brought so much joy to your life. The diamond can be cut to any size that is needed and can be used on rings, broaches and pendants. This option is expensive though, as you can probably imagine. However, if money is no object then it really does make an excellent choice, when looking for unique memorial ideas.
9. Send your loved one to the skies in a firework
This is a spectacular way to honour your lost loved one, especially if they loved watching fireworks. There are many companies out there that will collect some of your loved one’s ashes, and turn them into a tribute, just for you. They could also scatter your loved one’s ashes into a professional firework display, if that’s what you’d prefer.
If you want your own firework from your loved one’s ashes then this will come to you personalised, with the name of your loved one on them.
10. Have your loved one turned into a pencil
Was your loved one a writer? If so what could be better than turning them into a pencil? There is lots of carbon in the human body and you can make roughly 200 pencils out of the ashes. You can keep the pencils for yourself or you could share them around close family and friends. For unique memorial ideas this one is just perfect, especially if your loved one enjoyed the written word.
As you can see there are many lovely ways in which you can celebrate your loved one’s life and remember all the happy times you shared together. The loss of a loved one changes your life forever and it’s so important that you commemorate your loved one in the right way, which will hopefully, bring you some comfort and solace.
We hope you have found amongst this list of funeral ideas a way in which you can remember your lost loved one.