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. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Making Healthy Choices While Grieving

The death of a loved one naturally results in intense feelings of separation, loss, and grief. When you grieve the loss of your child, spouse, sibling, friend, or any family member, the intensity a...

Digital Life After Death - What You Need To Know

Digital life after death is a reality of modern life where the use of the internet has pervaded almost every aspect of life. There is curiosity to understand what digital life after death encompass...

The Importance Of Personalizing A Funeral/Memorial Service

Death needn’t always be about grieving and mourning. You are bound to feel sorrow from the loss you have faced. But you can have a memorial or funeral service that is a celebration of the person’s ...

Coping with Memories of Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Holidays are usually a time for joy, family gatherings, music and shopping. But these appear to lose their importance when you have lost a loved one, are overwhelmed with grief and face a huge loss...

Choosing a Casket

One of the nicest ways to honor a loved one after death is to choose a right casket to house their body. It may appear to be an easy thing to do. But when you start looking for a casket at a funera...

Documentation to Have in Place Before Death

You will hear a family member or a friend saying “I want to put my affairs in order”. This means they want the documentation related to their financial, medical, legal matters and any other importa...

Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved One on Thanksgiving

A loved one who has passed away may not be physically present with you, but the memories of the time you spent together is a valued treasure. Just as Thanksgiving Day is a joyous time to spend with...

Should I Pre-Pay for My Funeral?

We at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home believe that everyone deserves a dignified send-off. We offer professional, compassionate, and affordable funeral services in Stamford CT and the surroun...

How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About Your Final Wishes

Discussing aspects such as death or even your final wishes with family and close friends a difficult task. Most people don’t really know how to broach the topic with loved ones. At times, just...

Coping with an Unexpected Death

An unexpected death can be an inconceivable blow to the decedent’s family and close friends. It brings in its wake a sense of disbelief, which slowly transforms into feelings of regret, remorse, fr...