5 Ways to Personalize a Funeral Service


In the olden times, funeral services were typically carried out the same, regardless of who was being honored. But in the modern world, funerals and memorial services provide almost infinite choices to remember your loved one, with a unique celebration of life. Funerals and memorial services serve a variety of objectives. They offer us the opportunity to bid farewell and give friends and family a chance to come together and continue the journey through the mourning process.

One challenging thing about creating a personalized funeral or memorial service is maybe that your choices are almost limitless. If you attend a modern funeral, you will probably see a slideshow of photos and pieces, collections of the loved ones valuables, a memorial board, or some other noticeable array of personal artifacts. Any of these items will add a personal and touching aspect that helps to remember the deceased by those that loved them most. But, it will take a little preparation to organize such a customized service. We’ve put together some recommendations on how you can personalize a funeral service for your loved one in a tasteful and respectable manner.


Create a Memorial Together

Usually, family members and close friends give honor to a loved one via memorial donation. In most cases, the family members' coming together and the cause is what the loved one holds close to the heart. You may suggest selecting a memorial present that contains a sign, plaque, stone, or other visual memorials that can be engraved with the name of a loved one.


Have Their Favorite Foods Included  

If your loved one liked some particular foods, you might somehow try to integrate the foods into his or her celebration of life. If it is ice cream, you may try to place the station at the reception after the service. If it is finger foods, you can try to create a fellowship meal after the funeral service, including all your loved ones' favorite dishes and desserts.


Include the Things They Liked Most

Every individual is unique in his or her ways, and we all have personal peculiarities, things that we appreciate distinctly. Consider how you could integrate these items into the funeral. Maybe you can use a favorite artwork, color, personal items, or collection. If you include these items in a tasteful way, you will be sharing your loved one's favorite with the people who come to celebrate and honor their life.

Brainstorm Photo Display Options

Searching through old albums to get photos of a loved one for their funeral service can be exceptionally comforting to most families. Many funerals today involve physical elements to tell the story with pictures of the individual's life. You can make photo enlargement of the loved one for display, create a photo slide or design a collage.

Contact Hamel-Lydon Chapel

At Hamel-Lydon Chapel, we will help you handle and coordinate all the details of your loved one's funeral and memorial service. We can help to create tribute videos, online memorials, funeral funds, and beyond. Whether you are preparing ahead for yourself, supporting friends or acquaintances in their loss, or making a loved one's funeral plans, we aim to make things easier for you. You can trust our years of experience to help you plan, celebrate and remember. Contact us today to schedule an arrangement for a funeral or memorial service.

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