Memory Book or Photo Album
Help create a photo book of pictures of favorite things, people, places, etc. to be able to look back at when you want to remember them. If it’s for a sibling let the sibling keep it in their room so they do not need to ask for it.
Find a rock or stone. You could decorate it, put their name on it or do nothing to it. This is a symbol of them and a way to remember. Siblings can hold it or sit on it when they miss them.
Make handprint pictures or put a handprint with a favorite saying or poem to have as a memory or to hang in the home.
Fingerprint Pictures / Necklaces
These can be purchased at local retailers or online.
Cut a lock of hair and place it in a zip lock bag or in a keepsake box.
Plant a Tree or Flowers
Plant a tree or flower in a place where you can see and take care of it. If there are siblings let them help decide what and where to plant it if they want to.
Have a plaque made or make one that can be placed in the home, garden, etc.
Write a letter about your feelings or for special events you may miss. For a patient they can leave letters for their family members. For survivors they can write letters to the deceased and place in the casket or bury them in a box.
Hand Drawn Pictures
Write a story about a Favorite Memory
Create a Tradition
For more information or any questions please contact the Hand in Hand Team: 402-955-5428 or firstname.lastname@example.org