Is the anniversary of a loved one’s death on the horizon? If so, you’re probably spending your fair share of time thinking about how you can’t believe it’s been 1, 2, 5, 10, or 25 years since you planned funeral services for your loved one at one of the funeral homes in Pontotoc, MS. You’re also probably trying to come up with a list of things that you can do to celebrate the anniversary of their death in your own special way. Today, we’re going to discuss a few of your best options. Check them out below.
Take a trip to your loved one’s final resting place.
The easiest way to celebrate the anniversary of a loved one’s death is going to be by taking a trip to their final resting place. Whether you buried a loved one at the conclusion of their Pontotoc, MS funeral services or spread their cremated remains in the aftermath of their cremation services, you can go back to wherever it is that you left them in the physical form to pay your respects. It’ll be a nice way to reconnect with your loved one to some degree.
Look at old photos of your loved one and talk about them with your family.
Your loved one might not be around anymore. But it’ll feel like they’re still alive for a little while when you look back at old photos of them with your family members. You’ll love sitting around and looking at your loved one in their younger days. You’ll also love sharing stories about your loved one that will come up organically as you flip through their old photos.
Read the readings and sing the songs from your loved one’s funeral services.
When you first planned your loved one’s funeral services with help from a funeral home, there is a good chance that you included a bunch of special readings and songs in them. On the anniversary of your loved one’s death, you might want to gather your family together so that you can all read the readings and sing the songs from their services. They’ll call your loved one’s memory to mind and allow you to feel their presence all around you.
Cook and eat your loved one’s favorite foods.
Your loved one likely enjoyed eating a lot of different foods throughout the course of their life. You and your family should consider cooking some of their favorites on the anniversary of their death so that you can all chow down on them together. This is yet another way for you and your family to make it feel as though your loved one is still around. It’ll also be an effective way to swap stories about your loved one since you’ll all be sitting around the same table.
At W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors, we acknowledge the importance of celebrating the death of a loved one. We also stress the importance of celebrating a person’s life during their funeral services right after their death has taken place. If your family would like to do this, you can make Pontotoc, MS funeral arrangements for a loved one through us. Call us now to get the process started.