Buy a special Christmas stocking or tree ornament and have the name of the departed loved one put on it. Most memorial ornaments have a place for engraving at least a name and date. Some have more space so that they can be personalized in any way that you like. They are available in glass, pewter and sterling silver. It can wonderful having something year after year that reminds you and your family of the special person that was in your lives.
A growing trend in funerals is to distribute funeral favors to those in attendance.The tradition has developed from the practice of giving favors at gatherings such as weddings which has been around for many years. It is usually a small memorial item to remind the attendee of the person. Funeral favors come in many forms. Some examples are buttons with their picture, a memorial window decal or a candle. In the case of a cremation the ashes are sometimes distributed in mini memorial urns.
I work in a residential home and would like some tips on how to handle one of our residents deaths. When we lose a resident it is my resposibility to notify the familly ( of the lost one), I would like some advice on how to handle this situation because I am not very experienced And find it hard to break such news. Thank you.
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