How to Make a Loved One’s Memorial Service More Personalized

Posted on January 17, 2022 by Lake Erie Cremation & Funeral Services under Funeral Home
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Does your family want to hold a memorial service for a loved one rather than a traditional funeral? If you do, most funeral homes in Ashtabula, OH will make it easy to do this. More often than not, families will opt to stage a memorial service for a loved one in the aftermath of a cremation. If your family is going to do this, you should use the extra time that you’ll have while you wait for your loved one to be cremated to personalize your loved one’s memorial service as best you can. Here are some tips on how to make a loved one’s memorial service more personalized.

Begin by choosing the right readings, songs, etc. for the memorial service.

There really aren’t any rules about how you need to format a memorial service for a loved one at an Ashtabula, OH funeral home. You’re welcome to use any format that you would like for it. But there are usually going to be at least a few readings, songs, etc. used during it. You should make sure that they’re either ones your loved one would have liked or ones that remind you of your loved one. It’ll make celebrating their life so much more special for you and your family.

Incorporate old photographs and videos of your loved one into the memorial service.

Most funeral homes have screens these days that will provide your family with an opportunity to showcase old photographs and videos of your loved one. You should take full advantage of this by going through old photos and videos of your loved one so that you can show them off during their memorial service. There won’t be any mistaking who the memorial service is for when you have these photos and videos playing all throughout it. They’ll spark some great memories among those in attendance at the memorial service.

Let different family members get up and speak during your loved one’s memorial service.

At a traditional funeral, there is typically one person who will get up and deliver a eulogy for the deceased. But during a memorial service, you’re free to let a variety of people get up to talk about your loved one. You might want to get a headcount of who would like to talk in advance. But even if you don’t get around to doing this, you should still be able to have people come up to the podium to say a few words in an orderly fashion.funeral homes in Ashtabula, OH

Decorate the memorial service with things that remind you of your loved one.

Was your loved one very passionate about a particular hobby that they enjoyed? If they were, you might want to decorate their memorial service to reflect this. It’s one more way in which you can make their memorial service a lot more personalized than it would be otherwise. It’ll be a true celebration of your loved one’s life from beginning to end.

If your family is going to map out a memorial service for a loved one, Lake Erie Cremation & Funeral Services can assist you with it. We’ll help you make the perfect Ashtabula, OH funeral arrangements for them. Reach out to us now to arrange to speak with a funeral director.