Ways to Honor Your Child

Remember, there really is no right or wrong way to honor your child. Do what feels right or is best for you and your family. These are merely suggestions:

  • Plant a garden (in your front/back yard or community)
  • Release beautiful Sky Lanterns in their memory on a special day
  • Make a memory Shadow Box
  • Take memorial pictures at cemetery or cremation site or with urn
  • Make a scrapbook / photo scrapbook of items worn/used or bought for child
  • Make or buy a personalized piece of jewelry with your child’s name, date or initial
  • Get a Tattoo of your child (name, photo, date)
  • Take photos of something in nature that help you feel closer to your angel (light, butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, etc…)
  • Collect an art piece that reminds you of your love for your child
  • Make a charitable contribution in your child’s name to your favorite charity or organization
  • Collect candles with scents that remind you of your child
  • Create a place in your home for your child’s special things
  • Purchase and name a crater on the moon after your child
  • Name a star after your child (unofficial, but still cool)
  • Start a charity or non-profit to help others in your situation
  • Keep a blog and write your heart. You can even make it private if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your journey with others
  • Participate in March of Dimes walk in their name
  • Speak to your hospital about starting or being involved with the bereavement support program available
  • Order a charm bracelet
  • Order a Molly Bear
  • Get a custom portrait done (available for babies at any age)
  • Plant a tree
  • Donate memory boxes to your local hospital
  • Donate to a local charity in their name, like Ronald McDonald House or March of Dimes
  • Do a butterfly release
  • Take a creative Photography course
  • Order a Certificate of Life
  • Miscarriage Certificates of Life (UK)
  • Speak their name to anyone willing to listen
  • Sign up for a creative workshop for grieving mothers
  • Celebrate their birthday, in a big or small way, whatever you might feel comfortable with
  • Collect little things here and there that remind you of them
  • Attend a concert
  • Write a letter to them
  • Send off water lanterns at a nearby lake or beach in their memory
  • Take a creative writing course, or just start writing
  • Order a personalized baby memorial candle

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