by Jenny Goldade of Frazer Consultants
With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s a time to honor moms and remember those no longer physically with us. It’s a tough time of year for those grieving the loss of their mom. That’s why we’ve come up with these mementos and traditions to pay tribute to mom this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Mementos
A DIY memento is a perfect keepsake to honor and remember mom. From photo crafts to a shadowbox, there’s something for everyone that captures their mom’s personality.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
- Make a photo memento such as memorial frame or scrapbook filled with photos of your mom and her adventures.
- Put together a shadowbox filled with her favorite things such as clothes, jewelry, photos, and items related to her hobbies.
- Decorate a jewelry box to keep all her jewelry safe in one place.
- Personalize a vase with her name and other little decorations like gems or ribbon and put her favorite flowers inside.
- Organize all her signature recipes into a personalized recipe book.
Family members can come together during Mother’s Day to honor and remember her together. Whether it’s through visiting her favorite place or baking her favorite dish, there are many ways to pay tribute to mom.
Some ideas are:
- Visit her grave site or ash scattering location and leave flowers.
- Go to her favorite restaurant and go around the table and share a memory of her.
- Plant flowers in a memorial garden in her honor.
- Donate time to a community food pantry, animal shelter, children’s hospital, or another location.
- Take a trip to her childhood home, school, or another special place.
When grieving your mom, it’s alright to have a tradition of your own to honor her. There are many possibilities, from writing a tribute to her or just taking the time to look through old photos.
Here are a few ideas to help find the perfect ritual to remember her by:
- Take some time to yourself to remember her by just sitting in peace and quiet.
- Look through old photo albums and scrapbooks.
- Remember her by lighting a tribute candle in your home.
- Write and dedicate a song or poem to her (you can share it, frame it, or keep it to yourself).
- Keep a book of your memories with her and share them with your children or loved ones.
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