6 Creative Ways To Make A Funeral Personal And Memorable
Losing a loved one can be a most challenging and emotionally difficult time.
Honoring and remembering a loved one through a personal and meaningful service will bring comfort and create lasting memories for family and friends. Bringing personal touches to the memorial service may further help you and your family with your healing process.
To choose the most appropriate service, one that will also reflect the uniqueness of the person whose life you want to honor, can be a challenging task.
If you are uncertain where to begin, count on our funeral directors to attentively and compassionately guide you through the creation of a personalized funeral or memorial service.
Personalizing a funeral or memorial service begins with considering the life that the individual lived, and focusing on making the service a tribute and celebration of that life.
A service can include your loved one’s favorite stories, achievements, hobbies and interests. We can help incorporate photographs, music, and other items to create a theme for the service that honors and celebrates your loved one.
A service is about remembering, honoring and celebrating a life lived. Some people find it very hard to cope with the loss, and creating an uplifting ambiance will help families and close friends feel more comfortable and focus on cherishing and preserving good memories.
Also, forms of personalization that are more interactive will make the family and funeral guests feel more involved in the service so they can begin their healing journey.
Here are some creative personalization ideas you may want to consider:
- A memory table
A memory table has become a staple of any personalized service. Multiple memory tables can be set up to represent different life chapters or interests and accomplishments of your loved one’s life. Family and friends are encouraged to use their imagination using different items to reflect the deceased’s life; such as photos, certificates, trophies, memorabilia, and much more.
- A Memorial Stone Station
A station can be set with small stones and permanent markers, with a sign instructing guests to write their names and a brief note on a rock to honor the loved one. The family can keep the rocks in their home, garden, or scatter them somewhere that is meaningful to their loved one.
- A Unique Photo Display
A very creative and unique way for a family to display photos of their loved one is to use balloons, as shown below. This will create a very beautiful and memorable atmosphere for the service.
The family could tie photos to balloons, create a wreath with them or hang them on clothespins to add an even more unique touch to the service.
- A Memory Tree
This is a great way to engage funeral guests during the service. Guests can write down their favorite memory of the loved one and put it on a beautifully decorated memory tree that the family can take home with them.
5. Loved One’s Favorite Candy
This is a nice and easy way to have guests smile and reflect on the life of the deceased. Funeral directors can pass out small packets of the person’s favorite candy for everyone to take home in memory of him or her. Extra special touch can be added by taping a small message to the candy.
- Tree Seedlings
A truly wonderful way to pay tribute to your loved one would be for guests to plant a tree to honor and remember them. The family can pass tree seedlings out to guests, so each guest can plant it in their own garden or another meaningful place. The family also could incorporate the plantings of seedlings into the service, providing that a meaningful and legal place to plant them was found.
When considering Lancaster PA funeral homes, trust a community-based, family-owned funeral home to provide you with the service you desire.
To create a personalized, meaningful, and memorable service, one of our funeral directors will be working closely with you. Also, you may want to consider involving friends and family during the arrangement process to help generate and deliver ideas.
At DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory we are here for you, whether you need a very traditional funeral service or something a little more personalized. We invite you to contact us so we can discuss a variety of ways to customize services and make them unique to fit every individual.
To learn more about the services we provide and how our licensed funeral directors can help you personalize a service for you, please visit: http://www.debordsnyder.com/meaningful-and-personal-services/