A funeral, though often associated as a sad time, should also be a time of celebration and remembrance. It’s a time to honor the individual who has passed, and an opportunity to begin the healing process for those left behind to grieve. Personalization options offer families a more meaningful experience, all while allowing an opportunity to experience grief and healthy mourning.
We suggest to families to take the time to think about favorite songs, poems, quotes, activities, and pastimes, as well as cherished memories, keepsakes, collections, and relationships. Any of these may generate ideas on how to best honor your loved one.
A few other ideas to consider may be establishing a memorial, more than just a monetary memorial. Such may include a permanent fixture, as planting a tree, donating a bench or purchasing a memorial brick in a meaningful established memorial garden. This can provide a place to go, to reflect and remember for years to come.
You should also find ways to include your loved ones favorite things. Every person is unique, and we all have things that we particularly love. Perhaps a favorite color, collection, sports team regalia or personal belongings can be implemented. By including them, you share what was significant to your loved one’s heart with those who come to honor them.
On a final note, in case you didn’t know, it is possible to begin this process now. You can plan ahead for funeral wishes at any time. And of course, if you do decide to plan ahead, you will have ample time to create a personalized, healing, and a meaningful funeral service for those left behind to honor and celebrate a life well lived.
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes have locations throughout Grundy and Will Counties, and are available to serve families beyond the parameters of our physical locations. We have been honored internationally for our pursuit of excellence in serving families, as well as our communities, and have been voted year after year as The Best Funeral Services. www.Reeves-Baskerville.com