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Published: July 26, 2017

Funerals can be expensive affairs and most families struggle to pay for the primary ceremony and don’t have room in their budget to personalize the service. Fortunately, there are a number of budget-friendly options that can help families and friends personalize the funeral or memorial service. The tips and suggestions mentioned below can help people connect with the decedent and find closer without having to spend a lot of money:

1. Central Theme Based on the Decedent’s Preferences

Create a central theme of the funeral or memorial service based on the decedent’s preferences. For example, if the decedent liked art, include all of their favorite art pieces from their collection in the memorial service. The theme can be as simple or complex as you want it to be based on your budget and preferences. This adds a personal touch without burning hole in the pocket.

2. Place Special Items Near the Casket or Cremation Urn

Special and personal items near the casket or the urn can help establish a personal connection and bring good memories for the decedent to mind. For example, if the deceased individual was a cellist, you can place their cello by the casket. This helps people remember great memories related to the cello and the cellist. This is a good way to personalize the ceremony.

3. Use Memorial Candles

The sense of smell has a big impact on a person’s mind and memories. A particular scent can immediately help to recall memories and offer comfort. For example, if the deceased person had a favorite perfume, you can make scented candles with that perfume and place them in the funeral home.
If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

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