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.
Have you decided that you want to arrange your own funeral? Perhaps you have recently been to funeral services for a friend or a family member and doing so made you think of your own death. Or, it could be that you have been hearing about others who have decided to plan their own funeral. For whatever reason that you have decided that you want to arrange for your own cremation service, from the service itself to selecting your resting place, here are some ideas that might be of help to you.
Planning The Service
Some people might think that it's impersonal not to have an actual body present at funeral services. Of course, it doesn't have to be that way. As you plan your service, think of different ways that can help those you leave behind to remember you. For example, have you thought about writing a letter that can be read at your funeral service? Consider writing a story of your life up to the present time. In the letter, think about expressing gratitude and affection for those who attend. Another idea is to have music that you love performed, making sure that those who attend know that you selected yourself. For example, if you are a patriotic person, think of selecting songs like America The Beautiful and God Bless America for the congregation to sing. If you have Scottish roots, consider requesting that bagpipes be played.
Think of sharing your wishes regarding your funeral service with two or three trusted friends or family members. If you want to be cremated, be sure to tell them that so that thee won't be any confusion at the time of your death. Selecting more than one person is a good idea because not everybody may be present when you die. Beside to put everything in writing and tell the designated people where documents are. Be sure to include receipts for things you have paid for. For example, you can actually select the urn you want for your remains and pay for it in advance. If you have decided where you want your ashes to be placed, be sure to write that down, too. Think of somebody who you can ask to prepare a visual display of the things that are important to you. For example, if you love sports, perhaps your personal sports equipment could be part of a display.
For more information about planning your cremation service, contact funeral homes like Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel.Share
6 March 2018