Easter is often a time for family and celebration, but for those of us who have lost someone special, it can be difficult to find joy in the holiday. Every year, we remember our loved ones not just on Easter Sunday, but throughout the entire season of Lent leading up to it. Here are some ideas from Maine Cremation Care in Gorham, Maine, on how you can honor and remember your loved one this Easter 2023.
Visiting your loved one’s gravesite is an important part of honoring them during the Easter 2023 season and all year round. You can bring flowers or other decorations, and if possible, spend some time at the grave talking about special memories that you shared.
Planting flowers in memory of a loved one is also a great way to honor them this Easter season. You can plant flowers at their gravesite or even in your yard in their memory. It’s also possible to purchase pre-made flower arrangements or planters that will stay in bloom for weeks at a time so that you can enjoy their beauty long after Easter 2023 has passed!
Make Their Favorite Easter Food
For many families, food is an integral part of celebrating holidays like Easter. Consider making your loved one’s favorite dish part of your celebration – it’s sure to bring back fond memories and make your heart feel full again!
Create a Memory Basket
Putting together a basket full of memories that remind you of your loved one is another great way to commemorate them this Easter season. Fill it with photos, books they cherished, tickets from events they attended together, old letters they wrote, memories, or anything that brings back good memories and helps keep their spirit alive.
Looking For A Different Idea? Check Out This Family Activity To Honor A Lost Loved One This Easter Weekend
Are you searching for a memory basket that the whole family can help with? Try this simple yet impactful basket idea on Easter 2023. Kids can easily participate, and you probably already have most of the supplies.
First, set up a table with the following items:
- A basket
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Stickers or other decorations (optional)
Throughout the day, encourage everyone who is comfortable to write down a memory, something they miss about your loved one, or anything else on a piece of paper and place it in an egg. At an appropriate time, open the eggs and share the memories each family member wrote down. This can be a special way to remember, laugh and smile together. If you have children at the gathering, you can also make this activity into an Easter egg hunt and have them search for eggs in the yard or around the house.
Display Photos Of Your Loved One
Displaying photos of your loved one around the house during this holiday helps keep their memory alive and close to us even when we can’t be physically close by. Seeing familiar faces smiling at us from framed photographs on our walls or mantles reminds us that our loved ones are still here with us in spirit, if not physically present, at times like these.
Listening to music was probably very important in your relationship with your loved one; listening to music together was likely something you both enjoyed doing together often during their lifetime. This year for Easter, take some time out for yourself and listen to some music they especially enjoyed. Whether it’s jazz classics from decades ago or more recent pop hits, let yourself get lost in the melody and get comforted by its familiarity as if they were right there beside you once again.
This year on Easter Sunday, take some time out for yourself and remember those who are no longer here with us but whose memories remain strong within us all year round. Whether it’s visiting their gravesite, planting flowers in their memory, making their favorite dish for dinner, creating a remembering basket filled with meaningful items from days gone by, displaying photos around the house or simply taking some time out for yourself listening to music they cherished – we hope these small gestures help bring comfort during what can otherwise be an especially difficult day each year as we remember those whom we have lost but never forget.
Do you wish to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one this Easter? Let Maine Cremation Care in Gorham, Maine help you plan a creative way to remember them. Reach out today with any questions you may have about our services. As always, we’re available through our 24/7 number and always offer services at cost-competitive pricing.