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Honoring Your Child

Thoughtful Ways to Remember and Celebrate Your Child's Life

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  • Write a letter to your child
  • Donate blood or set up a blood drive in honor of your child
  • Volunteer your time to a local organization
  • Set up a scholarship in your child’s name at your local school
  • Have a birthday party with cake and balloons
  • Hold an event fundraiser
  • Visit a local bakery and pay for a child’s birthday cake
  • Submit a piece of writing to a publication or website on grief
  • Get a tattoo in honor of your child
  • Release sky lanterns or helium balloons at the cemetery or other special place
  • Donate items on a wish list or make a monetary contribution to a hospital
  • Visit another family’s fundraiser to offer support
  • Make a donation to an organization in honor of your child
  • Have a meal with loved ones and incorporate your child’s favorite food
  • Sponsor a child in need
  • Participate in a walk/run that you connect with
  • Post a picture and a few thoughts about your child on social media
  • Take memorial photos somewhere special
  • Visit a favorite place
  • Purchase a memorial brick at a location that is special to your family
  • Write a letter to a friend or family member that has helped you
  • Plant a garden/tree
  • Frame a picture or piece of handwriting
  • Order a personalized memorial candle or piece of  jewelry