Losing a beloved family member is never easy and the anniversary of the person's birthday is often extremely difficult, especially the first year or two after the person has passed. Finding a special birthday memorial gift to give to grieving family members can help those left behind celebrate the person's life instead of associating pain with the deceased person's birthday.
Photo Frames & Keepsakes
Memorial photo frames are a way to remember a lost loved one on their birthday. There are numerous online gift shops for choosing such frames -- including Gifts For You Now.com and Gifts.com. Browse for frames with special poems and words such as "In Our Hearts Forever" and "Love Never Ends." Personalized dog tags with the person's image and engravings, such as "Forever In My Heart," are also an option, as are keepsake Christmas ornaments with the person's name and personalised engravings. Such ornaments are also often available with photo frames.
Donation Gifts Through Nonprofit Organizations
Try giving a gift in memory of a deceased loved one's birthday through a charitable organisation. If the person was a big animal lover, give a gift through an animal non-profit such as the American Bird Conservancy, The Humane Society or an animal shelter. Nature lovers might want to look into donation gifts through assorted environmental organisations like the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace International, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society or The Nature Conservancy, most of which offer specific memorial gift donation options. Just Give.org provides you with the opportunity to choose from nearly 1.5 million charities from its database enabling you to find memorial gifts that reflect the interests of the deceased loved one. Gifts of this nature are often tax-deductible as well.
There are many options when it comes to memorial jewellery. Urn pendants are available for those looking keep some of the deceased loved one's ashes close to them, while photo frame jewellery is another possibility. Try looking for photos of the person on her birthday to place in the jewellery item, which is generally a pendant of some sort. Other memorial jewellery options include glass and crystal necklaces, wooden memorial jewellery, cross cremation jewellery and angel cremation jewellery. Generally all of these types of jewellery can be engraved with the person's name and with special sayings and poems.
Public or Private Garden Memorials
Garden memorials are usually in rock or wood form and come with a custom-engraved plaque. They can be placed in a private garden on private land or in a public garden space depending on what you think the deceased/grieving family members will like. Private gardens on grieving family members' property can include the deceased person's favourite flowers and greenery planted around the memorial creating a private space where family members can go to think about the deceased. Taking a grieving family member to a public garden on the deceased loved one's birthday to show him the memorial can help make the day a little easier and will give the mourning family member a beautiful place to visit and remember the deceased. Park benches are also options for public garden memorials.
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