Professional organizers often work with individuals and families who have suffered a loss. Sometimes we are contacted soon after a loved one’s passing and sometimes it will take many months or years before we are contacted. It is an emotional journey for everyone.
Ideas for honoring and remembering loved ones:
- Organize your photos and create a collage or photo book for yourself or for sharing with family and friends.
- Create a memory box with items that were special to you and the deceased.
- Create a keepsake quilt from clothing or have one commissioned by searching online for “memorial quilts.”
- Having family photos taken after the death of a loved one can be particularly difficult. Many photographers offer specialty services that honor those who have died or who are terminally ill. www.iheartfaces.com highlights the works of some of these photographers in their series Photographers Giving Back.
In my home, I display:
- an artwork created from printer’s blocks from my maternal grandpa’s printing factory
- knitting needles from my maternal granny
- desk stamps from my paternal grandpa’s family farming business
- a piece of furniture from my paternal granny that I have repurposed as a telephone table.
How do you preserve and honor the memories of loved ones?
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