A funeral home is a reverent and beautiful place to hold a funeral for a deceased loved one, and if you want to make the occasion more personal for friends and family to honor a person's passing, the funeral home you choose is often happy to grant your wishes. Here are ways to make the remembrance event more meaningful for everyone who attends.
Incorporate a beloved craft
If your deceased loved one was known for a craft while they were living, such as knitting blankets, making candles, or even woodworking, incorporate their passion into the services.
You can line the backs of benches with crocheted items or even light homemade candles made by the deceased on altars or on a table displaying pictures. Some families even have a special throw blanket made with their pictures with the loved one who has passed and hang it on the wall to honor them during the funeral. Hand-picked flowers from the loved one's personal garden add a special touch as well.
Make sure all unique additions are approved with the funeral home; in many cases they are willing to help set up memorabilia to make the display truly beautiful.
Play beloved music
Whether the deceased loved one was into classical music or hard rock, playing their favorite tunes throughout the funeral at the funeral home is a beautiful way to evoke fond memories within the guests who knew them best. Funeral directors are able to use their sound speakers to quietly play beloved music throughout the ceremony to bring a sense of joy to saying one's final goodbyes.
Offer party favors for guests
It is not uncommon for guests to receive a pamphlet regaling the accomplishments and passions of the loved one being honored at a funeral, so offering a party favor to guests along with the traditional keepsake is not as far-fetched as you would think. Consider a small travel candle in your loved one's favorite color or scent, a small photo book detailing the special moments of their life, or even a small treat that they loved.
For example, if your loved one was a fan of butterscotch candies and was known for always having them around, having them available for guests at their funeral can bring a small smile to the faces of those who love and miss them. Talk to the funeral director about having wrapped foods available for guests at the funeral home as they exit the services.
To glean more ideas, contact services like Danks-Hinski Funeral Home.Share
24 February 2017
My beloved paternal grandmother passed away almost 4 years ago. Before her death, this special woman suffered many months due to a fatal lung disease. After her passing, her large extended family wanted to celebrate her unique life with an elaborate funeral service. They chose to work with the funeral home staff to decorate the funeral venue with things she loved. Because she enjoyed fishing, a large floral arrangement in the shape of a fish was purchased. Also, the family bought a floral cross to illustrate her devotion to her faith. On this blog, you will discover how to work with a funeral home staff on decorations at the funeral service venue.