Creating a Memorial for your Loved One

If someone you knew and loved has passed on, you may be left with an empty feeling. You want to fill yourself back up again in light of their loss. There’s nothing that’s going to replace them in your life, but you want to honor them and show your respect for them. There are plenty of ways you can memorialize your loved one after they pass on. The Jewish cremation service will help you move forward with your life in the right manner. Here are a few ways you can create the perfect memorial for your loved one before or after the actual cremation service in Manalapan, NJ.

Select the Ideal Monument

Even if your loved one went through cremation, you do not have to forego the cemetery completely. In fact, some people want to have their ashes buried in a Jewish cemetery even after cremation takes place. Selecting a monument can be overwhelming because the decision is hard and comes at such a difficult time. But the monument is something you and your family could visit for years to remember your loved one. There are plenty of options and price ranges and you can enhance the monument with flower vases and other items. Think about your loved one’s personality and what they would have wanted on the monument.

Remember Them with Gifts

It is traditional not to include flowers in a Jewish cremation service, which might be different for those who have not attended a traditional Jewish service before. Forego the flowers this time, however, and think of a different way to remember the person who has passed on. Were they passionate about something? Perhaps you could make a donation to a charity they appreciated or to a cause that fights for a cure against something that plagued them during their life. Honoring them with a gift to a charity or even to their synagogue is a very respectful way to remember them and make sure their memory goes on.

Give Your Time

Many times, just giving your time is a great way to remember someone. If you are a close family member, you can offer your time up in a volunteer manner. Take your loved one’s place in their charity of choice and give your time in their honor. If you are more of a family friend, donate your time to the family in some way or another to show respect to the person who died.

If you need more ideas on how to remember someone that has passed on, the professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels are here to help. Give us a call at (800) 395-9199 or (732) 390-9199 and ask as many questions as you have. We’ll treat you with the patience and compassion you deserve during this difficult time. You can also visit our funeral home at 454 Cranbury Road (at Evergreen Blvd.) East Brunswick, NJ 08816 where we can show you some options in person to help you respect and honor the one in question.

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