Funeral services often follow a set pattern based on religious or cultural mandates. Many modern people want to personalize this process so it offers better solace to people left behind. Funeral themes can be comforting and at the same time creative too. At The Jerry Spears Company, we recommend the following unique ideas to help add a personal touch to a funeral service:
1. Memorial Board
A memorial board is a great way to personalize a funeral and allow people to connect with the decedent. You can pin photographs from different stages of the decedent’s life, list their achievements, pin lyrics of their favorite song, or write down their favorite quotes. This shows people who the deceased individual was. A memorial board can bring families together and help them through their grief as well.
2. Give Away Books
Bibliophiles collect a large number of books over their lifetime and are reluctant to let them go. Some books are well-loved and help shape a person’s life so giving them away during or after a funeral service is a great way to make it unique. People will carry a piece of the decedent’s cherished memories with them.
3. Choose the Right Music
Music can transform the vibe of a funeral service and help make it a more personal. Instead of picking a generic classic piece, choose something the deceased individual loved. For example, if they hummed a song constantly, use that song during the funeral as long as the lyrics aren’t too insensitive. You can also pick an album from their preferred band or singer instead of one particular piece of music. This will ensure the funeral is more unique.
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.