Most of us have at one time or the other attended a funeral service. On these funeral services, it might have become obvious that the officials or other persons leading the proceedings may not have known the deceased very well. You might have even attended a funeral where the entire focus was on religious rituals to the exclusion of anything personal.
By being a participant in this funeral ceremony can be at times unnerving and unsettling. In spite of all hardships, it is possible that you may have valued the religious aspects of a sacred ceremony, or may have understood that an official might be unacquainted with those ideals that the deceased might have cherished. These factors may not help or comfort you in your grief in the least. In this hour of grief, it may be that you may want to talk about your loved one and hear others talking about him or her as well.
The grief in loss of a dear departed can be overcome by sharing stories and reveal details about the life of a person who has recently passed on. When you talk about him or her in the past tense, you begin to accept that they are gone. It is for these reasons that it is important to personalize the funeral. Every little detail of the funeral right from the service itself, down to the viewing, the time during which you receive visitors, should be made as personal as possible. You should display photos, play his/her favorite music, and tell the funny stories that they loved, even if they're about them.
You should personalize as many details of the viewing and service as possible. Most of the families bring mementos to the funeral home and place them in the casket. Still others may make collages of their favorite photos, or create a video that plays during the viewing hours, for the visitors to see. Personalized funeral stationery is also an excellent idea to not only honor your loved one, but also provide mourners with a keepsake from the funeral or memorial service.
If any of your family members or relatives and associates of the deceased are unable to attend a funeral in person to share those special moments, you should consider having the funeral webcast. In this way all those who were unable to attend the service in person can attend virtually live over the internet and still get the closure they desire.
When you are personalizing a funeral in as unique a way as possible, you are showing your own concern to the deceased.. You're mourning someone who has had definite likes and dislikes, attitudes and opinions, strong points and some weak points, talents, skills, hobbies, work and dreams. A funeral that ignores all these attributes that made up that one individual is much less than it has the potential to be.
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