There are a lot of ways to celebrate someone’s life and to keep their memory alive after they pass on. If you’ve chosen to have cremation services in Charlotte, NC for a loved one, there are limitless things you can do. One unique idea is to create a time capsule as part of the service with a designated time to open it in the future and remember your loved one again. Here are a few things to think about if you like this idea and want to move forward with the plan
Location For The Time Capsule
Consider how large or small you want the time capsule to be and where you will store it until it is opened. Some families keep something like a shoebox in a closet while others bury a larger box in the yard. There are lots of time capsule ideas online and you can find something as small or large as you want. Make sure once you choose the size of the capsule, everyone participating knows so they don’t bring something too big to fit or something that will take up all of the space.
What you place in the time capsule is completely up to your family. Some families like to write out memories of their loved one and put them in the capsule. Then, when you decide to open it, those can be read and remembered all over again. Others will put in pictures or other mementos from the person’s life. Whatever will bring back fond memories is good to include. Don’t put in things that you will miss if they are kept away from you for a year or more as part of the process.
You can also include whoever you’d like for this process. It’s usually best to keep it to close family and friends since they know your family member the best and are most likely to be touched through the process. They can bring their items to the cremation service or you can hold a smaller memorial at another time to gather things. Make sure everyone involved in placing items is invited to open the capsule later when you have another gathering.
Losing a loved one is never an easy process, but the things you do to memorialize that person can help you get through the days to come. Putting together a time capsule gives your family something to look forward to in the future and another reason to remember your loved one at that time. It can be a special part of cremation services in Charlotte, NC, if you so choose. If you need more ideas for the services you want to create, contact Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services at (704) 846-3771 and we’ll get to know your family and offer you customized suggestions for what might work to honor your loved one. You can also visit with our funeral director in person at 3700 Forest Lawn Dr Matthews, NC 28104.