Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June each year. For many, this is a wonderful day for honoring and showing appreciation for the wonderful father or father figure in their life. For those who have lost their father, the day can be a sad reminder of his absence. Here are 5 ways to remember your deceased father on Father's Day, or on any day:
1. Enjoy an activity you shared with your dad. You may have played or watched sports together, or enjoyed grilling out or eating at a favorite restaurant with him. Maybe you shared a hobby, like fishing or golfing. Participate in your favorites with others who also loved him.
2. Keep a journal about your father. Writing down your thoughts and feelings is a therapeutic way to reduce stress. Whether you write a poem, a private letter, or just a bullet list of fond memories, you'll enjoy reminiscing about your dad.
3. Create a special scrapbook. Scrapbooking offers a lasting visual memorial tribute to your dad. Collect and print images of your father that represent your favorite memories. Go through the images with family and friends who knew him; the stories that emerge can be journaled and added to the photos.
4. Plant a special tree in his memory. Purchase a small sapling from a garden nursery, and have family gather to speak or share memories of your dad while planting the tree. Consider adding a plaque at the tree's base. If you don't have space for a new tree, donate one to a local library, church, or hospice in your dad's name.
5. Visit your dad's final resting place. If cemeteries are open and social distancing allows, visit the gravesite or alternative final resting place for your father. Leave flowers or another special token of your love for this wonderful man in your life.
For more ideas for remembering your deceased dad on Father's Day, please contact:
U.C. Davis - Callahan Funeral Home, LTD.
301 W Washington St.
Morris, IL 60450