If you have lost a loved one, giving them a memorable send-off is the least you can do. You can turn the sombre mood into a celebration of the deceased's life, such that you appreciate what they have achieved over the years. You can customise the deceased's funeral by finding out the services that the funeral director or funeral home can offer you. Here are some of the modern trends that can help you hold a memorable funeral for your loved one:
Using technology to facilitate attendance
Sometimes, it may be difficult to all the members of the family or friends to attend the funeral of the deceased person. This makes it harder for them to deal with the pain unlike those who are in attendance. Today, many funeral directors and homes often assist families to record videos of the funeral service, together with photographs and music to help keep the memory. These photographs and videos can be sent to those who could not attend.
Better still, there are some funeral homes that offer video services streamed live to those who are not able to attend the funeral service. They can be a part of the service by watching from wherever they are.
Make the tribute count
Tributes are about recognising the achievements of the deceased. It is important to showcase this part of the deceased to those who attend the service, as a way of appreciating their preferences and efforts when they were alive. For instance, a good way of making the tribute count during the service is to display elements that symbolise the hobbies of the deceased or things that they enjoyed doing. They could be gardening tools, sporting accessories, and collections of art.
On the other hand, you can also customise the casket and add a symbol that shows the hobbies or passions of the deceased. Moreover, you can showcase the awards and trophies and awards that they won when they were still alive.
Environmental sensitive people
If the deceased had a strong sense of conserving and looking out for the environment, then you can also make that aspect count when laying them to rest. The funeral service will entail the use of options that are friendly to the environment, and what that person would have done if they were alive. For example, you can bury the deceased in biodegradable clothes and a biodegradable casket. In addition, you can also serve the guests with organic food during the service, and use a certain tree or plant as a grave marker instead of the common inorganic stones.
Losing a child is the hardest thing anyone could ever go through – I know because it happened to me. Through the grief, I had to find new ways to breathe, to function and to live. Of course, I also had to plan a funeral and memorial service for my child. If you have lost a child or a baby or had a stillborn, you have probably shared many of these feelings. If this has just happened to you, you may be wondering what to do next. First, I extend my sympathy, and secondly, I offer you this blog to help you grieve and help you understand the basics of funeral planning. Take care.