Father’s Day can be a difficult time for those who have lost their dads. There are many ways you can honour and remember your dad this Father’s Day. Keeping him in your memories, and in your heart, will ensure that his legacy will live on forever. If you want to pay homage to your dad’s memory then we have some tips on how to do so and how to make Father’s Day a celebration of your dad’s life.

Raise Money in his Memory

If there was a particular cause or charity that your dad was passionate about, one way to honour his memory is to raise some money in his name. You could set up a tribute fund through a particular charity or a JustGiving page so that people can donate. You may also wish to take part in a fundraising event such as Race for Life or you can organise your own and get your loved ones involved. 

Keepsake Bears

Our gorgeous keepsake memory bears are the perfect way to re-use and treasure special clothes that you just can't bear to let go of. Sometimes a single item of clothing can bring memories flooding back, and that's why our Cardigan/Jumper Memory Bear is so popular.

If a loved one has recently passed away or you've got treasured clothes that you don't want to throw away, this keepsake bear is a lovely solution. We find it's a particularly loved item to remember grandparents or parents and can be loved by adults and children alike.

Our special Ashes Pocket Memory Bear includes a pocket where you can keep a small sample of their ashes, alongside the fact you also have a beautiful bear made with their most beloved and treasured clothes. 

Do Something he Loved

Whether it’s fishing, gardening, golf or watching his favourite TV show or old film, having a go at your dad’s favourite hobby is a wonderful way to reconnect with his memory. You may discover why he loved it so much and even find a new hobby for yourself!

Visit Your Father's Final Resting Place

Visiting your father’s grave or where you scattered his ashes is another way to remember your dad this Father’s Day. Mark your visit by taking some flowers in his favourite colour, or his favourite team’s colours, and talk to him about how much he meant to you. 

Keepsake Cushions

Photo Cushions are a fantastic way to create unique keepsakes, laden with the memories that mean the most to you. We can take your photos, either physical or electronic ones, print them to special washable cotton and incorporate them into your cushion.  

Make a Scrapbook or Photo Album

Rediscover old photos and make something truly special in the form of a memory scrapbook or photo album. Creating a scrapbook is a fun and creative way to make a lasting visual memorial to your dad. Include memorabilia from trips you have taken together and include some details about his favourite sports teams and hobbies. Along the way, you’ll probably discover some wonderful memories you’ve forgotten.

Continue your Favorite Traditions

If you had a particular tradition that you and your dad did on Father’s Day, why not keep that alive. Whether it was visiting a particular park you both loved, cooking his favourite meal or getting the whole family together, spending time in a place where you feel close to your father's memory is a wonderful way to spend Father’s Day.

Daddy Dress & Daddy Shirt

The Daddy Dress® is a little girl's dress made from her daddy’s or granddad’s favourite old shirt. We take one of her daddy's preloved shirts and transform it into a beautiful a-line shirt dress with gorgeous capped sleeves and little pocket detail. 

We also make a Daddy Shirt for the little man in your life. As with the dress, we take one of his daddy's old shirts and transform it into a classic short-sleeve shirt with a grandad collar. 

The dress and shirt will be treasured forever and they are the perfect way for your children to feel close to their loved one on Father’s Day.

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Visit where your Father grew up and discover all the places he used to tell you about from his own childhood. This is a lovely way to connect a place with real memories. You may also wish to visit his favourite spot or where he spent most of his time. If you have kids of your own, you can show them where you grew up and share lovely memories of their grandad.

We hope you have been able to find a few ideas on ways to spend Father’s Day remembering your loved one. If you would like to see more of our memory bears and grown-up keepsakes, please click here.

Post By Rosie Burnman