Giving the Gift of a Memory
By Matt Frazer
There are many gifts you can give to a person who has
lost a loved one, but none is as precious as the gift of
a memory. As time passes after the loss, the main link
to remember the loved one is memories. Thus, giving the
bereaved something that help keeps their loved one's
spirit and memory alive can be invaluable. Here are some
gift ideas for the family:
1. Something Created by the Deceased. You may come
across a letter or card that was written by the deceased
or a picture that was painted. These special mementos
can be precious to the family, especially if they had
not seen the items before.
2. Photographs. Families like to receive photos of their
loved ones so they can remember past times. Pictures can
be of any age and from any time period or occasion.
Examples include a picture with friends, neighbors,
colleagues or perhaps an event, such as a sporting game,
wedding or graduation.
3. Shared stories. An individual can record stories on a
video about their loved one. Alternatively, a whole
group can get together to reminisce about the deceased
for a video recording. These memories are something that
the whole family can enjoy at anytime. The stories can
be particularly comforting for the family members who
had not already heard the stories.
4. A Letter about the Deceased. The letters can come
from many sources, such as an old friend, teacher,
employer or someone who knew the deceased well. A simple
letter talking about what the deceased meant to the
person will show the family how their loved one touched
other lives. These letters can be especially valuable to
a child who lost his or her parent at a young age.
Even if months or years have passed, don't hesitate to
pass on your memory or memento about the deceased loved
one. The family will appreciate your kindness and
cherish your gift of a precious memory.
The best place to learn about funeral software designed
for death care professionals to help comfort the
bereaved is Frazer Consultants. This company has a solid
reputation of developing high performing and reliable
funeral technology like funeral webcasting and tribute
video software for the death care industry. They also
have a beautiful selection of funeral keepsakes and
holiday remembrance ornaments.