When someone close to us passes away, it can be difficult to know how to honor their memory. One way to do this is by lighting a memorial candle. You can also choose to read a poem that makes you think of the person who has passed on. Ask everyone to share their favorite memory of the deceased. This will help keep the person's memory alive and allow others to grieve together.
If you are looking for a poem to read, here are some our favorites:
>"Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye
>"Remember Me" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
>"In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae
Whatever you choose to do, take comfort in knowing that you are honoring the memory of your loved one in a special way.
- when you light the candle, you can say something like "in memory of ____" or "___, we love and miss you."
- memorial candles can be used to help remember a specific person or event, or to honor all of the people who have died in a particular place or time.
No matter what you say, lighting a memorial candle is a beautiful way to show your love and respect for someone who is no longer with us.