Your mom is like no other person on earth. The bond between a child and mom is something extremely special and when your mom passes it can be devastating. One thing that can help is to find ways to honor and remember your mom and keep her spirit alive. If you are looking for some creative ways to pay tribute to your mom, check out these ideas from providers of cremation services in Cottage Grove, OR.
1. Create a Quilt
Creating a quilt in honor of your mom not only gives you a beautiful keepsake but also provides a physical item you can cuddle up with and feel closer to her. To make the quilt extra special, use fabric from her old items like clothes or blankets to create the quilt. If you aren’t sure how to make a quilt, you can find plenty of online tutorials on websites like YouTube. However, if you are not handy with a needle, there are many people online as well as locally who could commit to making the quilt for you. Make preplanning a priority and you may be amazed at how the time to do so appears.
2. Support a Charity or Cause They Cared About
If your mom had a special cause or charity they supported, get involved. You could do this by making a monetary donation (either one-time or reoccurring) or volunteering your time. We love this idea because not only does it help you honor your mom, but it also helps others at the same time.
To get started, simply look up the charity or cause online or locally. Call and see what you can do and how you can help. Most organizations will have options for people who want to offer just a few hours a week or month to those who want to really go all in, so you can find something that works for your schedule.
3. Start a New Family Tradition
Starting a new family tradition is a truly unique and creative way to honor your mom. This can be as small or big as you wish and can be held monthly, yearly, etc. To begin, think of what your mom would have liked, or something that was special to her and start there. If you need some inspiration, some sweet ideas include:
- Having a family picnic on your loved one’s birthday
- Getting the whole family together once a month for a big sit-down dinner
- Once a year have a butterfly release
- Getting together on a special day and cooking all your loved one’s favorite meals
- Once a year having the family donate their time to a charity your loved one supported
This could also be a family tradition for just immediate family or extended family. You could even open it up to close family friends.
As providers of cremation services in Cottage Grove, OR. we understand how hard losing a mom can be. Although nothing will ever replace her, finding ways to honor her memory can help the healing process, allow you to feel close to her, and keep her spirit alive.