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. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Different Ways to Personalize an Obituary

Preparing an obituary for a loved one that has passed away can be difficult. It’s not an easy task to create something personal which fits into a small paragraph. It doesn’t serve justice to the de...

Steps Involved in the Funeral and Final Disposition Planning Process

Planning a funeral is an extremely overwhelming and stressful task. It is something one cannot prepare for, and can be a difficult process to handle. The better prepared you are, the easier the tas...

Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

Cremation has become a very common choice in the recent years, with many individuals choosing this option during their funeral pre-planning process. Cremation reduces the body to ashes, but that do...

Techniques for Handling Challenging Anniversaries after a Death

Anniversaries are special occasions, a time of celebration and togetherness. People express joy over the milestones their relationship has crossed, reminding themselves not to take things for grant...

The Advantages of Working with a Family Owned Funeral Home

If you are looking for a good funeral home, you will find there are a large number of establishments to choose from, providing very similar services. While it’s good to have a wider choice, this ca...

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

Celebrating a loved family member’s life is a very important event; what you need to keep in mind is that you have just one opportunity to do this well. While the funeral director can handle all as...

Understanding Funeral Pricing

Understanding funeral billing can be challenging for most people and many may also be arranging a service for the first time, making the task even more confusing for them. The only way you can make...

The Crucial Role of a Funeral Director in the Funeral Process`

Planning a funeral isn’t easy, especially if you have never gone through the process before. It is a challenging task during a very stressful period of your life. That’s where a funeral director co...

Pre-Planning: The Time is Now

Many people have started to consider pre-planning their funeral instead of letting their loved ones bear the responsibility. This might seem intimidating, but it’s easy to arrange. Most funeral hom...

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

A eulogy is a final goodbye, it is an expression of grief and gratefulness, and a way to honor the decedent’s memory. It’s not easy to write or speak about a deceased loved one, especially when you...