Bespoke memorial ideas
A text in loving memory
Losing someone we love can stop us in our tracks for a while. However, when ready, sharing our memories with bespoke memorial ideas like this can bring us comfort, balancing our sense of loss. Our remembrances can be given permanent form, giving voice to the past while preserving them for the future.
I might ask about all the aspects of our subject’s life that made them who they were: their personal history, family/friends and passions in life.
We may involve just those who were closest or a select few family and/or friends as well to contribute their written responses to my questions.
My 350+ testimonials convey a sense of how meaningful such memorial ideas can be to those bereaved, family or friends, capturing their memories in time.
‘When you live in the hearts of those you love, remember then, you never die.’ Rabindranath Tagore
Our text might blend a sharper focus, say individual stories, with a more thematic approach such as character traits, kind acts and that most missed.
Choosing the final form our text takes is integral to creating a fitting tribute – part-framed as well as a photo book often works well.
Whether record of beloved grandparents cherished by future generations, or friends rallying having lost one of their own, there’ll be a bespoke text to match.
The ‘In the hearts of those you love’ commission might appeal to partners, family and/or friends of a loved one, individually or as a group.
Hannah Wroe Gill – Portraits in Prose