In the immediate aftermath of a loved one’s death, one of the funeral homes in Ashtabula, OH can help you to celebrate their life. They’ll take care of everything so that all you need to worry about is sitting back and enjoying the celebration. But in the years to come, it’ll be up to you and your family to decide what you would like to do to celebrate the anniversary of a loved one’s death. Check out a few of the ways that you’ll be able to do it below.
Attend a religious service held in their honor
If your loved one was a religious person, the first thing that you might want to do to celebrate the anniversary of their death is to attend a religious service. Better yet, you might want to contact their church or other places of worship in advance so that you can arrange to hold a special service in their honor. You and your whole family can all come together to attend this service so that you can celebrate the legacy that your loved one left behind.
Visit their gravesite or the place where you scattered their remains
If you buried your loved one in a cemetery following their Ashtabula, OH funeral services, you and your family should consider heading back to their gravesite on each anniversary of their death. You’ll be able to maintain a strong connection with your loved one by taking this approach. Or if you cremated your loved one and scattered their remains, you should give some thought to visiting the place where you left the remains. Even though you aren’t going to be able to see the remains, you should be able to feel your loved one’s presence in the air.
Look through some of the photos and videos they left behind
Right after your loved one’s death, you and your family likely spent some time sifting through old photos and watching old videos of them. You should try to get into the habit of pulling these photos and videos out every year so that you can look at and watch them on the anniversary of your loved one’s death. You’ll be able to bring back so many fond memories when you keep these photos and videos of your loved one around.
Volunteer your time in their honor
Your loved one might not be around anymore, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep their name alive by doing some good in the world each year. You and your family should get together to volunteer for a good cause in honor of your loved one to celebrate the anniversaries of their death. It’ll make it possible for your loved one to continue to give back to the world through the actions of you and your family.
Our Ashtabula, OH funeral home is always available to help families to celebrate the lives of their loved ones. If you just lost a loved one and would like to hold a funeral for them, we would be happy to lend a hand. Call us today for more information on the funeral services that we can provide.