Father’s day can be a very challenging and upsetting time for those who have lost their dad, even after many years have passed it can still be a very difficult time. Social media is flooded with posts and shops are filled with reminders so we sometimes need ideas of how best to remember the happy memories of our dad. Here are a small selection of ways that our bespoke keepsake gifts can help you to remember dad on father’s day.
Make a Memory Box
Memory boxes can be a comforting and therapeutic way to remember your Dad on Father’s day. You can fill the memory box with all the things that remind you of your Father. Put in your favourite keepsakes, something he has given you, photos, letters and anything else that brings back those happy moments.
Make a Photo Album
Ask your friends and family for photos of your dad and create an album in his memory. You can include photos of things he loved to do, places he loved to visit, things you have done together and photos of your father with the family.
Write a Letter
Tell him about your day, how you are feeling, recall your favourite memories together. Take some time to write the words you wish to say to your father and be honest in the way you are feeling.
Create a Memory Bear
Re-purpose your Fathers clothes into a memorial memory bear. Whether you have a shirt, a football top, a jumper or a bundle of items, turn them into a keepsake gift that can be displayed and treasured forever, they are just such a great way to give comfort every day.
Create a Memory Cushion
Memory Cushions are made from your father’s favourite items of clothing are a lovely and sentimental way to treasure those happy memories.
Pay Tribute by Doing Something He Loved
You can of course visit his final resting place, whilst there take the time to gather your thoughts, talk to him if you find this helps and enjoy the peace these moments can bring. Perhaps spend a while doing an activity your dad loved to do, whether it was fishing, reading, dancing, taking a walk or even sitting by the seaside. Whatever it might have been, take some time to follow in his footsteps and this will help remind you of your dad and help you to think of him.
Raise Money for Charity
In honour of your Father, you could do something that raises money for a charity or donate the money you would have spent on a gift to a charity. You could use a charity he believed in or one that has helped him.
Spend Time With Family
Go and spend time with your family, mum, brothers, sisters and so on, it really is an important day for all of you. You could all do an activity together that your dad enjoyed or something he would have loved to do with you.
Talk to Someone
Above all remember you are not alone, your family and friends will be happy to hear how you are feeling and will listen to you talking about your father, whether you need to get those feelings off your chest or you just want to reminisce all those happy memories.