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.
In the hours and days that follow a loved one's funeral, you may find yourself trying to remember the heartwarming stories that people told you. Doing so may initially come easily, although as time passes, it may be difficult to recall certain details — and they may soon be lost forever. In the challenging time after a loved one's passing, such stories can provide you and your family with a significant amount of comfort, so it's important to think of some ways to capture them. Here are three different ways that you can avoid missing peoples' heartwarming stories during a funeral.
Put Out A Memory Box
It's common to have a guest book that funeral attendees can sign, and you may also have a box to collect any sympathy cards that people take to the funeral service. However, in order to capture peoples' heartwarming stories, it's a good idea to offer a memory box. Get a decorative box, a series of index cards, and a handful of pens. Place them on a table near the entrance of the funeral home and leave a sign that encourages attendees to take a few minutes to jot down a memory or two of your deceased loved ones. In the days afterward, you and your family can find comfort from going through these memories.
Record The Service
While many funeral homes have the technology to allow you to stream audio or video from the service so that people around the world can follow it, you might not necessarily think about recording the proceedings for yourself. The words of the person giving the eulogy, as well as the anecdotes of the officiant, can be heartwarming for you and your family at this difficult time. While listening to them during the service can be helpful, you may wish to rely on these words in the future, too. A recording device placed next to a speaker will capture everything for you.
Follow Up With People Afterward
When you greet funeral attendees, many of them will offer some kind words and a story about your deceased loved one. Even if these anecdotes are initially fresh in your mind, their details may soon fade. Don't be afraid to follow up with people after the funeral. You can have them retell their stories while you jot down some quick notes, or you may even wish to record their words with their consent.
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23 January 2018