3 Unique Ways To Honor A Loved One At A Funeral


Death isn't something that most people like to think about, but it is one of life's unavoidable topics. Sadly, if a death is imminent, no matter how much you probably don't want to cope with it, planning a funeral is something you may have to do in the very near future.

You want to memorialize your loved one in a way that is as unique as he or she is. A textbook funeral simply won't honor your loved one the way he  or she would have wanted. Here's a look at some suggestions that will help you personalize a funeral.

Showcase Memorabilia

Your loved one has lived an amazing and full life and has left an indelible mark on so many people – and the world. Honor your loved one's accomplishments and some of the greatest moments in his or her life by displaying memorabilia at the funeral.

If he or she is a war veteran, consider displaying the uniform and medals of honor at the funeral home. If your loved one was an amazing seamstress, think about setting out some of the garments that he or she created. Use photos to create a timeline of your loved one's life to showcase some of the most beloved memories.

Arrange a Unique Memorial Service

Hold a memorial service for your loved one. Some ideas that will make a lasting impression on the loved ones who gather to celebrate the life of the departed include:

  • Sending wish lanterns up into the sky
  • Illuminating floating lanterns and sailing them on a body of water
  • Inviting all loved ones to help plant a tree in the departed's name
  • Holding a ceremony and dedicating a bench at the departed's favorite park

Try to think of something that would really speak to your loved one's lifestyle or persona, and hold a memorial service that really depicts him or her.

Provide Funeral Goers with a Token

In addition to the traditional mass cards that are offered at a funeral home, provide those who attend the service with a token to remember the departed by.

One option might be to attach a photo and an endearing poem to candles that funeral goers can take home. Another idea might be to give participants seed packets with a memorial poem printed on them, and the seeds can be planted to honor the deceased. If your loved one was a big music lover or performed music, a unique token might be to provide funeral attendants with a CD of songs that your loved one loved or performed.

A funeral is, indeed, a sad occasion; however, it is an opportunity to pay tribute to someone who left a mark on you and so many others. Incorporating these ideas into a funeral will make the event as unique as your departed loved one. You can also discuss different ideas with the funeral home, such as Clark Funeral Home Inc.


5 August 2015

Planning Your Loved One’s Funeral

A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.