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Many families today want a service which celebrates the life of their loved one. We introduce them to the concept of a celebration-of-life, and provide support in designing a celebration-of-life that is as unique as the life of their loved one. In addition to reviewing the points below; if you'd like to learn more about celebrations-of-life, we invite you to read the section celebrate a life.
How to Plan a Celebration-of-Life
When making arrangements for a celebration-of-life, it might help to imagine how they might answer the question, "What would you like us to do in celebration of your life?"
Use their favorite music as the background to the event. You could also create a mixed CD of these selections to give guests.
Pick a location that had meaning to the deceased. A favorite restaurant, beach, or the 18th hole of a golf course.
Incorporate a favorite sports team, author, vacation destination, or television show within the celebration. We've heard of celebrations-of-life where everyone was asked to wear Hawaiian shirts or team jerseys.
Ask everyone to share one memory of the deceased. It can be a funny moment, an observation, or a lesson learned.
Use photos or home videos in a slideshow or tribute video. You can also showcase photos in the room or venue.
If you are serving food, feature the foods or beverages they enjoyed in the menu. Eating and sharing special foods can be very comforting.
Display special objects of the deceased. Perhaps it's their collection of china tea cups, hand-tied fishing lures, or model trains.
Celebrations-of-life are intended to lift everyone's spirits by focusing on positive memories. And as we wrote in the above introduction, if you'd like to learn more about celebrations-of-life, we invite you to read the section celebrate a life. There you'll discover how our experience in arranging and hosting celebrations-of-life will guide you in the process. Give us a call at (440) 942-0700.