How Best to Honor a Family Member on Social Media
Losing a family member is a difficult experience, and it can be hard to know how to pay tribute to them in the digital age. Many people feel torn between sharing a memorial online and keeping the memory of their loved one private, but there are some tactful ways to pay tribute to a lost family member. Courtesy of Friends of old Folkestone cemetery, here are some tips for memorializing a loved one on social media in an appropriate and respectful way.
Take Time to Get Your Thoughts In Order
It can be overwhelming when you lose someone close to you, so take some time before posting something online. Take a few moments to yourself and practice deep breathing or meditation. This will help alleviate stress and allow you to think more clearly about what you want to say. It’s also a good way to keep stress or anxiety at bay as you go through the grieving process. It may even be helpful to start a journal that allows you to gather your thoughts.
Write A Thoughtful Post
When writing your post, MasterClass suggests expressing your feelings honestly and openly. Be sure to include personal stories and memories that will make your post unique and special. Don’t be afraid to express feelings of sadness or grief, as these emotions are natural when dealing with loss. You might also invite friends and loved ones to share their own memories or photos.
Gather High-Quality Photos
Strouf Funeral Home notes that photos are powerful reminders of the person’s life, so choose pictures that capture their personality or special moments shared. Look for high-resolution pictures if possible, or scan older photos to get the best possible quality for sharing online. If the photos include other family members or friends, it’s a good idea to get their permission before you post.
Know What To Expect With The Legalities
When a loved one passes away, there may be legal matters that need attending such as probate, especially if the deceased owned property such as a family home. It’s important to understand what comes with this process since it can be complicated and may even create tension between family members. The best course of action is to involve a professional real estate agent who has experience with probate law so they can guide you and your family through each step.
Raise Money For A Bronze Memorial Plaque
If you’re looking for ways to honor your loved one beyond social media posts, consider raising money for a bronze memorial plaque with their name engraved on it. Not only is it a beautiful reminder of your loved one, but the bronze material is also weather-resistant, so you can place it outdoors. You can also customize the thickness and background texture of the plaque. This is an excellent way to ensure that their legacy lives on for years to come.
Memorializing a loved one online can be tricky, as you always want to be careful about how much you choose to share. However, adding tasteful photos and loving tributes can help you keep your family member’s memory alive while helping friends and loved ones make their peace with the loss. Consider the best ways to manage your stress levels during this time, such as deep-breathing exercises, and talk to an experienced real estate agent who can help with any probate questions. When it’s time to create a more permanent memorial, consider a bronze plaque that will keep your loved one’s memory alive forever.
author: Justin Black
Friends of old Folkestone cemetery is a volunteer group formed in January 2016 to protect, preserve, and promote interest in this Victorian cemetery. Contact us today for more information!