Honoring Your Loved One's Memory and Legacy— Celebration of Life Ideas

It’s important to treasure the life of an amazing person.

Posted by Avail Content
11 days ago

1. Revisit their favorite places

 There is likely a certain place that will always remind you of your loved one. Have people gather at this spot for one last send-off.


2. Consider going on the water

If your loved one was a big fan of kayaking, canoeing, or other things aquatic, consider a “paddle out” celebration of life for family and friends.


3. Plan a balloon release

Hand out some sharpies and have friends and family members write a favorite memory or the deceased’s name. Blow them up with helium and then lift them up to the heavens.


4. Think about an annual retreat tribute

If your loved one had a favorite getaway, consider organizing an annual retreat tribute on the anniversary of their passing.


6. Create kites

Have guests write memories or have the little ones decorate kites and fly them on the next sunny, blustery day in honor of your loved one.


7. Plant a memorial garden

Plant a memorial garden of your loved one’s favorite fauna or flora in a family member’s backyard


8. Release boats into a river

Little ones can create and decorate paper boats in honor of the deceased. Before releasing the boats into a river, family and friends can share stories about their loved one or say a prayer.


9. Commit an act of kindness

If your loved one was constantly buying other people coffee or letting people go in front of them in line, encourage guests to commit one random act of kindness before the celebration is over.


10. Plant a tree

Gather family and friends to plant a tree in your loved one’s favorite place in honor of their legacy.


11. Make a quote board

Ask family and friends to share a quote that reminds them of your loved one


12. Have a picnic

If your loved one was more of an outdoorsy person, consider having a giant picnic in the park with family and friends to celebrate their legacy.


13. Volunteer at their favorite charity

Pick a day for family and friends to get together at the deceased’s favorite charity to give back in honor of them.


14. Name a star after your loved one

For an out-of-this-world celebration of life idea, head to the International Star Registry and name a star after your loved one. Then, grab a telescope and some family and friends for nighttime viewing.


15. Commission a memorial plaque

If your loved one was fond of taking strolls in their neighborhood park, consider commissioning a memorial plaque for them on a bench. Have family and friends gather for the reveal!



For full article refer to Maryn Liles - Author

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Honoring Your Loved One's Memory and Legacy— Celebration of Life Ideas

Last updated 11 days ago

1. Revisit their favorite places

 There is likely a certain place that will always remind you of your loved one. Have people gather at this spot for one last send-off.


2. Consider going on the water

If your loved one was a big fan of kayaking, canoeing, or other things aquatic, consider a “paddle out” celebration of life for family and friends.


3. Plan a balloon release

Hand out some sharpies and have friends and family members write a favorite memory or the deceased’s name. Blow them up with helium and then lift them up to the heavens.


4. Think about an annual retreat tribute

If your loved one had a favorite getaway, consider organizing an annual retreat tribute on the anniversary of their passing.


6. Create kites

Have guests write memories or have the little ones decorate kites and fly them on the next sunny, blustery day in honor of your loved one.


7. Plant a memorial garden

Plant a memorial garden of your loved one’s favorite fauna or flora in a family member’s backyard


8. Release boats into a river

Little ones can create and decorate paper boats in honor of the deceased. Before releasing the boats into a river, family and friends can share stories about their loved one or say a prayer.


9. Commit an act of kindness

If your loved one was constantly buying other people coffee or letting people go in front of them in line, encourage guests to commit one random act of kindness before the celebration is over.


10. Plant a tree

Gather family and friends to plant a tree in your loved one’s favorite place in honor of their legacy.


11. Make a quote board

Ask family and friends to share a quote that reminds them of your loved one


12. Have a picnic

If your loved one was more of an outdoorsy person, consider having a giant picnic in the park with family and friends to celebrate their legacy.


13. Volunteer at their favorite charity

Pick a day for family and friends to get together at the deceased’s favorite charity to give back in honor of them.


14. Name a star after your loved one

For an out-of-this-world celebration of life idea, head to the International Star Registry and name a star after your loved one. Then, grab a telescope and some family and friends for nighttime viewing.


15. Commission a memorial plaque

If your loved one was fond of taking strolls in their neighborhood park, consider commissioning a memorial plaque for them on a bench. Have family and friends gather for the reveal!



For full article refer to Maryn Liles - Author