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4 Special Items to Keep in a Loved One's Casket October 21, 2019

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4 Special Items to Keep in a Loved One's Casket, Canandaigua, New York

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but leaving behind sentimental items or important mementos can be the first step toward healing. Placing special belongings in a departed friend or family member’s casket is a natural human impulse, creating a sense of lasting connection to the unique person you’ve lost. Below are a few items you might want to put into a loved one’s casket before or during the funeral.

What to Place in a Loved One’s Casket

1. Photographs

Putting a photo in your loved one’s hands at the funeral sends the message that they’ll never be forgotten, and your thoughts will always be with them. You might choose a wedding photo, pictures from a favorite vacation, or any other occasion that seems appropriate.

2. Jewelry

Many people have a strong emotional attachment to specific pieces of jewelry, especially wedding rings or pieces they received as gifts. Putting these items with your loved one allows them to keep the pieces that mattered the most close to them, even after they’ve moved on.

3. Personal Letters

funeralWriting letters to the departed can be a powerful part of the healing process, especially in the early stages of grief. Putting those letters in the casket with your loved one can create the feeling that your message has been received and make saying goodbye a little easier.

4. A Favorite Book

If your lost friend or family member loved to read, you can place a copy of their favorite book in the casket. This gesture can make the funeral feel more personal and tailored to the personality and activities of the one you’ve lost. Additionally, if they had a favorite book of poems, you can print out their favorite poem, laminate it, and include it in the casket.


 

For over a century, Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc. has helped grieving families throughout Canandaigua, NY, memorialize their lost loved ones. The team of caring, compassionate funeral directors provides support and guidance through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Visit their website to learn more about their funeral services or call (585) 394-4280.

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