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2 Ways To Have A Special Memorial For Your Loved One

When your loved one dies, you want their memorial service to be as perfect as they were. There are things that you can do that will make that happen. When you are talking to the funeral director at the funeral home you have chosen, make sure you talk to them about the various things that can be done to turn your loved one's funeral into something extraordinary. So, what are some of the things that you can do at your loved one's service?


One of the things that you can do is to have a video presentation. The video can be running through the viewing, or it can be its own section during the actual memorial. The video can take the form of any number of things. For example, you may decide to have a video with various people talking about their memories of your loved one. That can be shown as people get ready for the funeral and after the actual service has ended. This can be really helpful for people who aren't going to attend the memorial service. They can record their memories and send them to either you or the funeral home so that they can be edited into a video. You could also have a video made up of various pictures taken of your loved one over their lifetime. That will let everyone share in the happiness that happened in your loved one's life. 


You may also be able to turn the memorial into something more celebratory. Your loved one may have said that they don't want a memorial, but instead, they want to have a celebration of their life. How that looks depends on you and your loved one, but it could include favorite songs, drinks, food, and stories of your loved one being shared. You may not be able to have this in the funeral home, depending on your state laws and on the rules that the funeral home has, but even if you can't, the funeral home can help you set up the celebration and give you some guidance in how things should go. 

When your loved one dies, you want to make sure that things are as special as possible. You want their funeral memorial to be true to the person that they were. Talk to the funeral home you are working with to see if they can help you set up something that will fit what you want.