Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

Personalising Your Farewell: Exploring Creative Options For Pre-Arranged Funeral Services

by Sophie Barnes

When it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one, traditional funeral services often follow a set format. However, many people are now seeking ways to personalise their farewells and celebrate life in unique and meaningful ways. Pre-arranged funeral services offer an opportunity to plan and customise your farewell, ensuring that it reflects your personality and values and the impact you've had on those around you.

1. Theme-Based Funerals

One way to personalise your farewell is by choosing a theme that reflects your interests or passions. Whether it's a favourite hobby, a beloved sports team or a specific era, incorporating a theme into your funeral can create a memorable and meaningful experience for those attending. For example, if you were an avid gardener, your funeral could be adorned with flowers and plants, and attendees could be encouraged to bring seeds or plant a tree in your memory.

2. Alternative Venues

Traditional funeral services are often held in funeral homes or places of worship. However, pre-arranged funerals give you the freedom to choose a venue that holds special significance to you. Consider hosting the funeral in a place that was dear to your heart, such as a park, beach or even your own home. This can create a more intimate and personalised atmosphere.

3. Personalised Rituals

In addition to the overall theme and venue, you can personalise your pre-arranged funeral service by incorporating unique rituals and ceremonies. These can include writing personal letters to loved ones to be read aloud during the service, creating memory boxes filled with mementos to be shared or even organising a musical performance that showcases your favourite songs or compositions. These personalised rituals can help celebrate your life and allow attendees to connect with your individuality.

4. Alternative Burial Options

Traditional burial methods are not the only option available for pre-arranged funerals. For those seeking a more eco-friendly approach, alternatives such as natural or green burials have gained popularity. Natural burials involve interment in a biodegradable container, allowing the body to decompose naturally and contribute to the growth of plants and trees. Green burials take this one step further by promoting environmentally-friendly practices throughout the entire funeral process. These alternative options provide a unique and sustainable way to leave a lasting impact on the world.

Pre-arranged funeral services offer a unique opportunity to personalise your farewell and leave a lasting impression on those you love. To learn more about how to pre-arrange funerals, contact a funeral director. 


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Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

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.