Obituaries inform people that an individual has passed away and are also a way to memorialize them. It’s not easy to create a personal and unique obituary that fits into one small paragraph and still does justice to the decedent. Loved ones struggle to write obituaries and some even forego them entirely. That’s not a good idea because this process can help people recover from their grief. Here are some tips that can help write a good personal obituary for the decedent:
1. Consider the Decedent’s Personality
One of the best ways to personalize the obituary is to add personal details regarding the character, preferences, and personality of the decedent. For example, if the decedent was a humorous and lively person, include some light-hearted humor in the obituary. If the decedent was an artistic person with great imagination, add a poem or some form of artwork to the obituary.
2. Include Small and Relevant Details
Small details often tell more about the deceased person than any big milestones. Instead of focusing on their career achievements or big accolades, shine light on the small but important things they did like volunteering for the local charities or creating something interesting, etc. These small details will give people a better insight into who the decedent was as a person and what their stand-out characteristics were.
3. Say Why They Were Special to You
Explain how the decedent was special to you and what kind of impact they had on your life. Highlight personal interactions, conversations, stories, or memories in the obituary so people can connect with the decedent through you. This will help make the dedication very personal and intimate.
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