The loss of someone close to us is never easy, but many people find comfort in a memorial to help them remember their loved one. There are many different types of memorial to choose from, including traditional headstones and plaques, memorial trees, benches and jewellery. Memorials can also be highly creative and personalised so that you have the perfect tribute to the deceased.
If you’re looking for a creative memorial that’s a little different to a traditional headstone or plaque, see below for some of our favourite ways to remember your loved one.
Urns don’t have to be one plain colour or even a traditional shape and there are many custom, creative urn designs to choose from. Urns can be colourful and ceramic, heart shaped, highly detailed, or in a modern, geometric design – the choices really are endless.
Many people like to scatter their loved one’s ashes in a favourite spot or keep them in an urn, but you may favour something more adventurous. If the deceased was a thrill seeker or adventurous type, why not arrange for their ashes to be part of a memorial plane display? Alternatively, place some ashes inside a firework for a stunning sentimental light display.
Memorial jewellery makes a beautiful keepsake or heirloom and there are many different options to choose from. Some people choose to turn some of their loved one’s ashes into a diamond, which can then be used to create a ring, earrings or pendant. You might also want to encase a small amount of the ashes in resin, or engrave the person’s handwriting onto a bracelet or locket.
Not everyone has room to plant a memorial tree, so why not hand out seed cards instead. Seed cards can be personalised and they contain a few seeds for friends and family to plant as a tribute. Forget-me-nots are a very common choice as they represent an everlasting love and they’re easy to grow and maintain.
If you’re looking for a special way to remember your loved one, get in touch with the team at Callum Robertson Funeral Directors. Based in Kirkcaldy, Leslie and Dunfermline, our sensitive, professional staff can guide you through our range of memorial options, including unique urns, a firework display or a beautiful paperweight. We’re also on hand to help you organise a funeral service every step of the way, so give us a call today or contact us via our website.