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. There is no timeframe, and some years you may do more than others. That is ok. Some of these may not work for your family or beliefs, we would love you to add your rituals in the comments.

  1. Start a support group for other grieving parents
  2. Adopt an animal from a shelter
  3. Sponsor a child with your child’s birthday
  4. Make a memory Shadow Box
  5. Take memorial pictures at cemetery or cremation site or with urn
  6. Make a scrapbook / photo scrapbook of items worn/used or bought for child
  7. Make or buy a personalized piece of jewelry with your child’s name, date or initial
  8. Get a Tattoo of your child (name, photo, date)
  9. Take photos of something in nature that help you feel closer to your angel (light, butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, etc…)
  10. Collect an art piece that reminds you of your love for your child
  11. Make a charitable contribution in your child’s name to your favorite charity or organization
  12. Collect candles with scents that remind you of your child
  13. Create a place in your home for your child’s special things
  14. Purchase and name a crater on the moon after your child
  15. Name a star after your child (unofficial, but still cool)
  16. Start a charity or non-profit to help others in your situation
  17. Keep a blog and write your heart. You can even make it private if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your journey with others
  18. Participate in March of Dimes walk in their name
  19. 40 Unique Speak to your hospital about starting or being involved with the bereavement support program available
  20. Order a charm bracelet
  21. Order a Molly Bear
  22. Get a custom portrait done (available for babies at any age)
  23. Plant a tree
  24. Donate memory boxes to your local hospital
  25. Donate to a local charity in their name, like Ronald McDonald House or March of Dimes
  26. Do a butterfly release
  27. Take a creative photography course
  28. Order a Certificate of Life
  29. Miscarriage Certificates of Life (UK)
  30. Speak their name to anyone willing to listen
  31. Sign up for a creative workshop for grieving mothers
  32. Celebrate their birthday, in a big or small way, whatever you might feel comfortable with
  33. Collect little things here and there that remind you of them
  34. Attend a concert
  35. Write a letter to them
  36. Send off water lanterns at a nearby lake or beach in their memory
  37. Take a creative writing course, or just start writing
  38. Order a personalized baby memorial candle
  39. Plant a garden (in your front/backyard or community)

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