Photos to Fingerprints: Unique Ways to Keep Your Loved Ones’ Memories Alive

When someone we love dies, it can feel like a part of us dies with them; what many of us don’t realize is that a part of them will live on forever – our memories of them. From a unique cologne that they wore, to their smile or laugh… or even their special way of looking at the world around them… here are some ways to keep the memories of your loved one alive and with you.

Fingerprint Jewelry

Have you ever heard the saying, “you leave your mark on everything you touch?” Well, that couldn’t be more true than when it comes to fingerprints. No two people have the same fingerprint – not even identical twins! So, why not wear your loved one’s fingerprint close to your heart in the form of beautiful jewelry? LegacyTouch keepsakes offer a variety of fingerprint jewelry, like dog tags and bracelets.

Photo Restoration and Preservation

A photo says a thousand words, but it also holds memories. If you’re lucky enough to have photos of your loved one why not have them restored or preserved? My Digital Memories is a husband-wife team who digitizes photos and organizes them in a way that is meaningful to you and your family.

Here are some tips recommended by My Digital Memories to organize and preserve your photos:

  1. Create a Plan Before You Start: If you’re going to do something big, like organizing family photos after a loved one has died, make sure you plan out what you need to do before you start. This will help you avoid any last-minute surprises.
  2. Sort Through Images by Subject Matter: You should sort through images by subject first, like Christmas, birthday or siblings; start with the ones that are easiest to identify. Then move on to those that are more difficult to identify.
  3. Group Similar Photos Together: If you’re not sure what to do with a box of photos after a loved one has passed away, start by grouping similar photos together. This will make it easier to find them later.
  4. Label Each Photo with Information About Who’s In Them: You should also label each photo with the name of the person who was in it. This will help you keep track of where you put each photo when you need to go back to it later.
  5. Add Tags to Help Search Engines Find Your Photos: If you’re using Google Photos, you can add tags to your photos by clicking the “Add a tag” button at the top right corner of any image. You can use these tags to help search engines find your images more easily. Personal cloud storage options also offer the ability to add tags and it also offers a more secure solution to secure these memories for your lifetime and for future generations.

Create a Memory Box

Another way to keep the memories of your loved one alive is to create a memory box. This can be anything from a shoe box to a chest of drawers, and you can fill it with anything that reminds you of them. You could put in photos, items they used, letters they wrote, or even things that remind you of them.

A memory box is a great way to keep the memories of your loved one alive, and it can be something you can pass down to future generations.

Do you have any other ideas on how to keep the memories of your loved ones alive? We’d love to hear them in the comments below! And, if you’re looking for ways to memorialize your furry friend, check out our post on unique ways to memorialize your pet.