Why Permanent Memorialization Is Important for Grief

Grieving the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we can encounter in life.

At Cypress Lawn, our compassionate team regularly works with families from San Francisco and the Bay Area who are coping with intense loss. Apart from a funeral, a great way to support and heal during this time is to memorialize your loved one with a permanent tribute.

Here are some of the key reasons we believe permanent memorialization is important for grief:

  1. It provides a permanent place to visit.

For generations to come, family and friends can pay their respects at a permanent memorial to their loved one. Our peaceful and manicured grounds here at Cypress Lawn provide a welcoming atmosphere for your loved ones to visit for years to come. Having a physical location where friends and family can pay their respects is a wonderful way to honor your loved one’s memory. 

  1. It gives you a positive thing to focus on.

In the early days of grief, it can be difficult to focus on anything other than your loss. Selecting a permanent memorial for your loved one can help assuage this feeling and provide you with a tangible goal or focus. Our knowledgeable staff is here to advise you on the available memorial options, from a glass-front cremation niche to a decorative urn to hold your loved one’s cremated remains.

  1. It brings people together. 

A permanent memorial provides a physical location and a tranquil place for friends and family to visit. Generations to come can visit the memorial to pay tribute to their loved one. Perhaps you’d like to honor a loved one in a location other than their final resting place. A memorial doesn’t have to be placed at a cemetery, and our team can walk you through the alternative locations in the Bay Area.

  1. It gives you options.

At the Memorial Park at Cypress Lawn, there are both indoor and outdoor options to help you find the memorial that best fits your needs. When you choose a permanent memorial for your loved one, you have the option to personalize this tribute with a special quote or symbol that meant a lot to them. This can help you remember your loved one in a positive way that honors their unique life story. If they liked to be outside, for example, an outdoor cremation bench may be the perfect memorial for them.

If you’re looking to learn more about creating a permanent memorial for your loved one, contact our experienced staff. We are here 24/7 and ready to serve you and your family.