I have a small display of Mexican sugar skulls and skeletons in our house. My collection grows a bit every year.
These stay on display all year long and guests love them and ask about the holiday. I love sharing my limited knowledge. One year I purchased inexpensive paper mache skulls from Michaels and sprayed them with a light coat of white paint. I spent a few hours painting and decorating them and then found some cupcake stands with skulls that show them off beautifully. This would be a fun project to do with kids.
Take some time today to pull out photos of your family members that have passed on and tell stories about them. Eat some of their favorite foods and keep them in your heart.