1. Give jewelry with the loved one's named engraved on it www.labelledame.com
2. Have the loved one's name written in the sand with a sunrise or sunset and take a picture of it www.namesinthesand.blogspot.com
3. Give a personalized/engraved picture frame with loved one's name on it www.personalizationmall.com
4. Give a memory quilt- Have the person make patches of memories with scripture or quotes or pictures or pieces of the loved one's clothing and make a quilt out of it
5. Give a memory candle for the grieving person to light in memory of their loved one
6. Fundraise by doing a walk or a run donating the money for a charity in honor of the loved one who passed
7. If it is a baby record the babies heartbeat and put it in a build a bear www.buildabear.com
8. Written cards and written prayers
9. Make a slideshow with the loved one's pictures and play it with a special song
10. Do Acts of Kindness in honor of the loved one who passed- Doing acts of kindness spreads their love all over this earth making their spirit alive for examples of kind acts go to www.randomactsofkindness.org
There are so many ways to honor a loved one who has passed. Other ideas include planting a tree or a garden, dedicating a star to them, building a sanctuary in honor of them, naming a street after them, the list is infinite. When a gift is given from the heart, one cannot go wrong. Giving a gift with love gives an everlasting gift of hope for the grieving person. Thank you for reaching out to the grieving person and showing you care! I hope this post has helped give you confidence when reaching out to a grieving person. Please post any of your ideas, I would love to read them!
Heather Gillis will join the Run for PKD team in the New York Marathon, November 2. Heather wants to help raise $3,500 for the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, contributing toward a PKD cure. You can learn more and donate to Heather's participation in the race at http://www.crowdrise.com/RunforPKD2014NYCMarathon/fundraiser/heathergillis.