At Rosetown Funeral Home, we believe in the power of personalised funerals. Traditionally, funerals have been pre-packaged, with each service looking very similar. While there is nothing wrong with traditional funerals, we find that adding a personal touch can make the day much more meaningful and memorable. If you have any special ideas or suggestions, we encourage you to share them with us. Our team find satisfaction in turning your wishes into reality. If you’re wondering what we mean by personalised funerals, read on for some inspiration personalised funeral.
You may not have even considered that there are actually many different options for a venue. A funeral is commonly held at a church or at the funeral home itself. However, there may be other venues which have a little more significance to your loved one. These venues can include clubrooms, sports fields or local parks. If you are thinking about an alternate venue, please talk to us and we will determine if it is possible to arrange.
You can learn a lot about a person from their collection of books. It reveals what they are interested in, and the things they enjoy. An interesting idea for avid readers is to set up a table at the service with some books from their collection. You can then encourage attendees to take a book away with them afterwards, and enjoy it in their memory.
While it is a very simple concept, a memory jar is a fantastic way to collect personal stories. Following the service, friends and family can write down a favourite memory, thought or message to put into the jar. This allows people of all ages to be involved in the service, and to feel more connected. The memory jar can then be treasured as a lasting tribute for years to come.
Service sheets are a common part of funeral services these days, but should not be overlooked as an opportunity to make things more personal. The sheet could be done in their favourite colour, or contain a design related to one of their interests. You might also choose to include a photo collage which displays the full range of their personality.
Music has become an integral part of any funeral, and for good reason. There’s something about music that is particularly meaningful, as we can use it to express and invoke emotions. Therefore, the choice of music is absolutely key to any personalised funeral service. You may want to play a song by one of their favourite artists as the casket is carried out, or sing their favourite hymn together.
For something a bit different, you can give out recipes of your loved one’s trademark dish or favourite food. When you are spending time with friends or family in the future, it can be very special to whip up their meal or treat to share with everyone. It may even be a great conversation starter for people to talk about their favourite memories of the person.
Lastly, a very simple but effective component of personalised funerals is the colour! A splash of colour can go a long way to creating a unique feel that is different to other funerals. Some people like to request that all attendees wear a certain colour to honour their loved one. Others prefer to simply have the person’s favourite colour reflected in the flowers or decorations. Alternatively, we can actually have the casket or urn painted any colour you would like, from brilliant blue to sunny yellow.
For more information about personalised funerals, please contact the team at Rosetown Funeral Home. We would love to hear from you.