A Unique Funeral Service

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.

Unique Ways To Memorialize Your Loved Ones


Some people think about their loved ones and believe the only way to memorialize them is through a funeral or through scattering their remains. There are many other ways to memorialize your loved one. Some of these ways can be as unique as the loved one you are missing so terribly. Here are a few of those ways and what you should know about each one. 


Many people use a tattoo to help memorialize their lost loved ones. There is a modern movement of tattoo artists that are now offering something a bit different for this type of memorial. They are offering the use of your loved ones ashes mixed with the tattoo ink. When the ink is injected, not only are you getting the memorial artwork, you are also getting a small piece of them with that artwork. This is something that an increasing number of people are considering and moving toward for a long-lasting memory and a way to carry their loved ones with them always. 


Having a painting of your loved one is not something unheard of. Many people have done this and it was a common practice over the last several centuries. As with tattoo artists, there are many modern artists who are offering new ways to memorialize your loved one. These artists are taking cremains and mixing them with the paints used in portraits. This offers you the chance to have a personalized memory of your loved one that has their cremains as well. You can choose the picture you want to be turned into a portrait and even decide how the cremains are mixed in or to which paints they will be mixed in. 


You may be thinking that urns are a common way to memorialize your loved one. The truth is, this is the traditional way of taking care of your loved one's remains. However, just like with artists for tattoos and paintings, artisans for urns are making some changes available to their clients. You can now find urn artisans that will take your loved one's remains and place them within the pottery used to make the urn. From the moment the clay is thrown for the urn on the potter's wheel, the remains are added. This allows you to have not only a vessel to hold their remains but a vessel made from their remains as well. You can also choose unique designs for the urns that may not be available from mass-marketed urn manufacturers. 

When you are ready to move forward with any of these ideas for your loved one's remains, contact your local cremation services or funeral director. Many keep names of businesses and contacts on hand that handle the type of memorials discussed here. You may also be able to find other options that appeal to you as well.


12 November 2021