Creative Ideas for Funeral Services

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Today, many people don’t feel that shedding tears and walking around in a morose manner is absolutely necessary when a loved one dies.  If someone close to you has lived a full life and been a very positive person, you want to keep their memory alive and create happy associations with it. This is why people look for some creative ways to organize a funeral service when a loved one passes on; here are some you could consider

1. Give away some books

If the decedent loved reading books, there may be a very large collection of books left behind by him or her. And sometimes you may not have the place to house all those books in your own home. You can honor the person’s memory by handing out these books during the funeral service so the attendees can have a memento to remember the person by.

2. Opt for a personalized casket

You can celebrate the life and interests of your loved one by personalizing their casket. Today, many casket-makers are getting creative and provide patterned, colorful coffins that are embellished with flowers, music or sports theme motifs, animals, national flags and more. If you want a specific image imprinted on the coffin, some companies provide that too. You also have the option to invite family & friends to decorate the casket with personalized messages or drawings.

3. Order of service booklet personalization

These service booklets are commonly handed out at many funerals. In most instances, they are quite plain and may have just a single photograph on their cover. But you can use this opportunity to get creative- have a collage of different photos of the person on the service booklet and add captions to it etc.

If you need assistance on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call 318-640-1375 today. 

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