Other ways to remember

Children and their parents, often worry that they will forget things about loved ones who have died. But after a death there are many ways that children and families can remember loved ones.

Parents of Once Upon A Smile have come up with 10 ways to remember loved ones on special days:

  • Visit the grave or the place where their ashes are buried or scattered
  • Listen to their favourite music
  • Make a memory box
  • Have their favourite meal
  • Write a special message on a helium balloon and let it go into the sky
  • Write a letter or a poem
  • Light a candle
  • Share memories with family members
  • Plant a tree or a flower in their memory
  • Look over photos and remember the happy times shared