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Personalizing the funeral service isn’t just about making it unique to your loved one. It’s also about allowing family and friends to feel connected to the deceased and the services. Pur funeral directors will work with your family so we can get to know your loved one’s story and passions, so the services are personal for everyone involved. When planning ahead, it is best to personalize the service when it is still the early stages of funeral planning.



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Funeral Personalization Ideas: A Way to Honor Your Loved Ones

Many people think that funeral personalization is something you do to make the ceremony more whimsical or fun. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Funeral personalization ideas are a way to honor your loved ones and give them a send-off they deserve. There are many different ways to personalize a funeral service. You can choose what music is played, what readings are done, and what type of memorial service you want. You can also choose how your loved one's body is dressed and what items they will be buried with. If you're not sure where to start, here are unique ideas to personalize your loved one's funeral.

Use a Memory Board

A memory board is a great way to showcase photos of your loved one and tell their story. You can include photos from childhood, important moments in life, and recent pictures. This is a great way for friends and family to share memories of your loved one.

Video Tribute

Media plays a vital role in our lives and a video tribute is a beautiful way to honor your loved one. You can use clips of your loved one's favorite movies, videos from family events, and more! This is a great way to personalize the funeral.

Create a Guest Book

Guests are invited to share memories about their time with the deceased at the funeral. These shared stories help bring comfort during this difficult time. Guests can write a simple message or share a story about the deceased.

Favorite Flowers

The traditional choice of flowers at a funeral often reflects the personality of your loved one. However, you can personalize the funeral by selecting flowers that hold special meaning to your loved one. For example, if your loved one was a gardener or always had beautiful roses in their yard you can have rose bushes planted at the same time as his/her burial.

Use Scented Candles

Using scented candles can improve the ambiance of the funeral service and provide a comforting scent to those in attendance. You can also choose the color for the candles that suit your loved one's taste.

Unique Casket Monuments

Caskets can be personalized with photographs, mementos, and even portraits of your loved one that are not available from traditional cemeteries or funeral homes. Private monument companies specialize in creating custom monuments for the deceased ranging from personalizing an existing headstone to designing a unique and one-of-a-kind structure.

Inscribe a Poem or Quote

You can also have a favorite poem or quote of your loved one inscribed on their tombstone to commemorate their life. This is a beautiful way to share their words with the world long after they are gone.

Unique Dress Code

Traditionally, people wear black or white during a funeral service. However, you can choose to personalize the dress code to reflect your loved one's personality and interests. If they loved bright colors, why not wear something colorful? Or if they were outdoorsy types, maybe a camouflage outfit would be fitting.

Including Children

If you have children, include them in the funeral proceedings as much as possible. You can guide your kids and tell them what to expect, or let them decide what they want to do. They may want to read a poem, sing a song, or say goodbye in their own way.

Including Pets

If your loved one had pets, consider including them in the funeral service. You can have someone read a eulogy on behalf of the pet, or you can ask guests to bring their own pets provided they are leashed and supervised.

Have a Scattering Ceremony

If you choose a cremation service, you don’t have to keep your loved one in an urn on a shelf. You can take the ashes and do something meaningful with them instead. This is called a scattering ceremony, which usually takes place at an outdoor location where you can celebrate their life while releasing their remains into nature.

Set Up a Memorial Page

Most funeral homes have an online memorial which they can provide for free for families they serve. You can customize your loved ones' page by adding more information, photos, and videos.

Livestream The Funeral Service

With the recent pandemic, many funeral homes have to innovate in order to keep serving their customers. One of the recent innovations or added services is streaming the funeral service online. This is a great way for friends and relatives who cannot go to the funeral because they are stuck at home due to the pandemic.

Have a Fireworks Display

If your loved one was an adventurer or loved the outdoors, consider a fireworks display as part of the funeral. You can have it at the graveside or somewhere in nature that was special to your loved one. We understand that losing a loved one is hard, Strawser Funeral Home & Cremation Service hopes that these unique funeral personalization ideas will help you as you start thinking about planning a funeral. Give us a call today at (513) 791-7203 or (513) 791-9357 for more information.

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