• Lighting a candle at special times of the day or week to remind you of your loved one (for example, at dinnertime to represent sharing meals with him or her).
  • Creating a memory scrapbook and filling it with photographs, letters, postcards, notes, or other significant memorabilia from your life together.
  • Spending time listening to your loved one’s favorite music or creating a special mix of music that reminds you of that person.
  • Watching his or her favorite movie.
  • Planting a tree or flowers in your loved one’s memory.
  • Making a donation to a charity that your loved one supported.
  • Visiting your loved one’s burial or entombment site.
  • Carrying something special that reminds you of your loved one that you can take out and hold when you feel the need.
  • Planning a memorial service to commemorate their birthday or anniversary of death.
  • Buy their favorite flowers and set them in a room special to you or the deceased.
  • Purchase memorial jewelry for ashes.