Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.
When it comes to giving your loved one a touching funeral service, the casket can play a key role. If you are looking for a customized option that reflects your loved one's personality, here are just some of the many ideas to consider..
Custom Casket Liners
Typical casket liners are often a single solid color, such as cream or white. You can order a custom liner featuring a specific pattern to create a beautiful look. Floral patterns for a mother or grandmother may be a perfect choice, while plaids or houndstooth print may offer more masculine options. In some cases, you may even be able to choose a combination of solid colors and prints for a unique look.
A simple yet sophisticated way to customize the casket is to have it monogrammed. This may mean a simple metal plate with your loved one's initials engraved on it, or it might mean having the initials painted on the top of the casket. This option is ideal of you prefer the look of a rich cherry or mahogany casket but still want to add a custom finishing touch.
Casket wraps offer a unique way to create a beautiful look for the casket. These wraps come in an array of styles, from patriotic designs for military service members to photo collages of your loved one and family. The wraps fit over a traditional casket, which means that the entire unit doesn't have to be handmade for your loved one. Your funeral director can help you to source a company that makes these very unique casket designs.
A photo inlay inside the lid of the casket provides a place to share photos of your loved one along with your family. Choose several photos you want to include, and work with your funeral home director to have a custom inlay created using the photos. Some ideas for pictures you can use include family portraits, military portraits, or pictures of your loved one on his or her wedding day. Placing photos with family members in them can also provide comfort for the bereaved, as it offers a way to send those memories with your loved one as he or she moves on from this world to the next.
Talk to your funeral home director about these different custom casket options, and choose one or several that you think will create a touching tribute for your loved one. For more information, you can also check out websites like http://www.fosterwarnefuneralhome.com.Share
27 December 2017