How to Honor Deceased Loved Ones on Grandparents Day

If your grandparents are no longer living, take time on Grandparents Day to remember them and their impact on your life.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Light a memorial candle to the memory of your relatives. Observe a moment of silence as you light the candles. Then enjoy the opportunity to reunite with the departed spirits of your deceased relatives.
  • FACT: The 2000 United States Census reported there were 5.8 million grandparents in the U.S. who were living with grandchildren under the age of 18.
  • Step 2: Visit the cemetery where your deceased relatives are buried. Take in the surroundings, imagining that the deceased might be pleased with your presence at the grave site.
  • Step 3: Reserve a "seat of honor" for your deceased relative at the gathering. Decorate the chair with flowers.
  • TIP: Encourage guests to tell stories about the deceased.
  • Step 4: Tell young family members, who may not remember the deceased relatives, all about their relatives who have passed on. Describe characteristics, personalities, and the deceased grandparent's way of life.
  • Step 5: Have a family gathering to celebrate Grandparents Day. Place photos of the deceased relatives in a prominent place.

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