Unique Funeral Planning: Honoring the Life of Your Loved One
“Funerals are a time for retelling and strengthening the stories, keeping the stories alive, thickening them, giving them more detail. The more stories, the more different words, the more different sides of someone that you can build pictures of, the more richly the person will be brought to mind.”
- Bill Logan, at a funeral celebrants conference in New Zealand, 1999
As you honor your loved one’s life and spirit at a funeral, you will find a comfort and a peace that will help you through this most difficult time. No matter how difficult remembering can be, it will also help you feel closer and connected to your loved one through the rest of your life.
- Ideas for Planning a Meaningful, Unique Funeral Service
Healing activities you can do to honor, celebrate, and pay tribute to your loved one.
- Share and Capturing Comforting Memories
With families and friends gathered, this is a unique time to remember and share those priceless memories.
- Remembrance Poems and Quotes for a Funeral or Memorial Service
View a collection of poems and quotes that help bring comfort in this time of grief.
Why are these remembering activities so important?
The days before the funeral is difficult, disorienting, and a little scary. You may feel that you don’t have the time or the energy to dedicate to remembering and planning a funeral service like the ones you hear about from others.
However, I promise you that if you dedicate a little time to creating a meaningful, unique funeral service, anything you do will bring you comfort as time goes on. You may even be feeling rather numb right now, and in a way that makes the process of remembering and sharing those memories a little easier, in the moment.
Ask for Help
Still, you may feel you just can’t do this right now – if that’s the case, think about all those friends who said to call if you needed help with anything. Unique funeral planning is the perfect thing to ask for help with. It may be too hard for you to do yourself, but someone else who knew your loved one may be much more able to help you create something that will honor and pay tribute to your loved one in a way that you will treasure forever.
“This planner provides wonderful comfort and guidance from Doug as he explains the healing value of a funeral, the importance of personalization and how to plan a funeral that fits you or your loved one. These are great to use as a source of discussion and options for family meetings.”