Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

By: Greg Hurd
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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 doesn’t mean you can’t have a full memorial service before or after the body is cremated. At Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, we recommend the following ideas for a great memorial service that offers comfort and solace to grieving family members.

1. Choose the Right Theme

Most people believe themes are for birthday parties and anniversaries but that’s not always the case. Memorial services can have a theme too and it can help grieving family members connect with the deceased individual. Choose a theme that truly represents the decedent to create the right environment.

2. Pictures and Videos

Thanks to modern technology, everyone has pictures or videos of their loved ones. Some of these are formal and taken during events like graduation, wedding, after childbirth, etc. Some are candid, taken during vacation trips or family gatherings. You can contact your family and friends for these pictures or videos before creating a compilation or video of them. This compilation can be displayed at the memorial service, which will help people connect with your deceased loved one.

3. Talk About Personal Memories

Sharing personal memories of the decedent can be the first step towards healing. You can share their jokes, common experiences, quirks, odd incidences that had a life-long impact, and other such memories. This will help add a more personal touch to a memorial service and help everyone understand your loved one a little better.

You can also get a personalized funeral urn for their ashes, which will add another layer of uniqueness to a memorial service.

Don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home for advice on funeral services and other details. We’ll be happy to help.

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