Some say it's harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor his/her life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved that special person is a gift to everyone involved… a gift of memories, a gift of healing, and a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
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A funeral is so much more than a way to say goodbye; it's an opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special.
Today, a funeral can be as unique as the individual who is being honored. From simple touches like displaying personal photographs to events created around a favorite pastime, funerals can reflect any aspect of a person's life and personality.
Following are questions you can use to help you decide how to personalize a service:
For additional ideas on personalizing a funeral, please contact your funeral director.
Often people have hobbies that become more than just a casual pastime. Their activity could have been as much a part of who they were as their smile. Why not showcase that important part of their life during the funeral?
Incorporating a hobby can be as simple as:
By adding these or other personal touches to a funeral, the service becomes a reflection of the person's life and personality.
One way to enhance a funeral is by bringing a piece of the person's personality to life. Consider what made that person special, what made them who they were? Then find ways to link their individuality to traditional aspects of a funeral service.
As an example, an avid cowboy or cowgirl may want to ride off into the sunset one last time. Tasteful ways to honor their wish include:
Other themes you may want to consider:
Many people take great pride in their career. Perhaps they dedicated a lifetime to a profession that transformed into more than just a job. If this holds true for your loved one, you may want to consider ways to include their professional life into their funeral service.
Following are two examples of how you could incorporate a profession into a service.
For a teacher:
For a fire person/police officer:
Through organized religion or personal beliefs, most people have some sense of spirituality in their life. Often those values are from the very core of who the person was in life. Therefore, you may feel it is important to incorporate the individual's sense of spirituality into their funeral service.
Following are ideas on how to incorporate spirituality into a funeral service:
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