3 Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

By: Greg Hurd
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Memorializing a loved can be tricky because most family members want the service to be personal and reflective of the decedent’s personality. Fortunately, there are a number of easy and inexpensive ways to personalize the memorial service. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you:

1. Create a Slideshow of Old and Important Photographs

This is one of the best ways to bring back pleasant memories and bring everyone solace. Browse through the pictures and choose the most significant ones. For example, photographs of milestones like graduation, first job, marriage, childbirth, awards, etc. can be a part of this montage. These slideshows are easy to create and don’t cost much money.

2. Choose the Right Theme

Choosing a theme is one of the most challenging aspects of planning a memorial service because you want something that resonates with attendees and brings forth good memories of the decedent. Ceremonies without a theme can sometimes seem impersonal. The best way to add a personal touch is to choose a theme based on the decedent’s likes or hobbies. For example, if they loved art, you can add their favorite art pieces of service. Families and attendees can also donate to local art institutions and charities in the decedent’s name to honor their memory.

3. Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is a great and symbolic way to memorialize a loved one. The tree will last for a lifetime and grow strong. It might even bloom and provide shelter to others, which can add special meaning to the memorial. Planting trees also helps the environment and adds greenery to the surroundings, which is a great way to honor a loved one’s memory.

If you want to know more about memorializing and funeral services, don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help. 

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