How to Honor a Deceased Loved One at Home

When a person passes away, honoring their life and legacy is very important. Not only do you want to honor a special person with a momentous ceremony and a beautiful marker, but you can also honor your loved one right at home with a beautiful monument. Discover how you can honor your loved one at home. 

Floor Marking

A unique floor marking is an excellent way to honor a person's legacy. A floor marking can consist of a custom floor piece that can be outfitted with your loved one's name and a quote they used often. Install the floor piece in a room of the home in which they enjoyed spending time. For example, if your loved one enjoyed cooking, you could install the board in the kitchen. Each time you walk into the room, you'll be reminded of their love. 

Inground Stone

Another unique option for honoring their legacy is installing an in-ground stone. An in-ground stone can be designed to mimic the look of natural stone. Similar to the floor piece, you can personalize the stone with whatever you'd like, including words and pictures. A laser etching professional can help you design the piece and etch whatever you'd like on the stone. Keep in mind, a laser etching monument is designed to withstand the elements, so you don't have to worry about damage from the stone being outside. You could also have a small monument designed in this fashion for the backyard. 


If you want to honor your loved one with something that can be passed down for generations to come, consider a custom design on a piece of furniture. Like the floor piece, look for a bit of furniture that your loved one used often. For example, if you're loved one enjoyed sitting on the porch, their favorite rocking chair is an excellent option. You could have the furniture outfitted with their name or any other information you'd like.


Consider framing a memento of your loved ones that can also be passed down for generations. For example, if your loved one was a baseball fanatic, frame one of their collectible balls or baseball cards. If they have multiple items, you could have them all framed and pass them out to different family members to display in their homes. A framer can help you choose the appropriate type of frame for the item to prevent damage. 

There is no correct way to honor the life of your loved one; you can do whatever makes your family happy. 

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getting through the planning process of a funeral

Nobody ever really wants to think about what will happen when they pass away. I think that is why so many of us do nothing to plan for our funerals. After suffering through planning my father's funeral while grieving, I decided I wasn't going to do that to my kids — I knew right then that I would take care of as much of the planning as possible before my final day. This blog contains all sorts of information that can help you pre-plan your own funeral or even get through the planning process for the passing of someone that you love.