Our funeral directors will offer ideas on how to create a meaningful funeral, however, by answering the following questions, you will also be able to engage in the process more positively:
Often people have hobbies that are more than just a casual pastime. 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 horse lover may want to ride off into the sunset one last time. Tasteful ways to create a meaningful funeral include:
Other themes you may want to consider:
Many people take great pride in their career. Perhaps they dedicated their life 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. The following is an example of how you could incorporate a profession into a service:
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: