Personalizing a Funeral
When a loved one passes away, it is important to most families families to personalize the service as a proper tribute to them. While there are a number of different options for making your loved one’s funeral service personal, budget options are always available.
Write A Personal Obituary
Obituaries are good place to start for a personal touch. While most obituaries are produced by the funeral home, a family can decide to write it themselves. Obituaries can be written to be very personal. Writing an obituary for your family member can be helpful in dealing with grief.
Personal Items Around the Casket
Flowers are not the only thing that you can put around the casket. Personal effects, photos, and cherished items can be placed in and around the casket. This adds a personal touch to the casket and helps show people at the viewing how important some of these effects were for your loved one. Some of the more common items used in this way are military medals, favorite novels, photos, albums from their favorite musicians, or trinkets from their favorite hobbies.
The sense of smell is powerful in triggering and evoking memories. Scented candles can be a great way to personalize a funeral. Grandma’s love of baking cookies brought forth in a cookie dough candle. Scents of their favorite flowers, or dishes. Candles featuring scents like their cologne or perfume can create a very personal touch for the funeral.
Poetry, quotes from their favorite books, and other unique readings beyond the norm can be an interesting way to create a memorable eulogy for your loved one. They can be very comforting to friends and family than more common eulogy readings.
For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.