Memorial Service Ideas for Families who Choose Cremation

By: Louis Bruno
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Many assume that they can’t have a proper visitation or memorial service if they choose cremation instead of a burial. That’s not true as you can plan a visitation, wake, or a memorial service even if the decedent is to be cremated. Most people choose a memorial service instead of a visitation or wake because it’s convenient, easy to arrange, and offers the same level of solace to the loved ones left behind. Here are some memorial service ideas for families who choose cremation.

1. Display their accomplishments

This is a great way to highlight the positive memories associated with the deceased loved ones and encourage people to dwell on them instead of their grief. You can showcase what the decedent achieved in their life with the help of a display board of photographs, medals, certificates, awards, etc. This will help show the essence of the diseased individual and also encourage family and friends to share their positive memories.

2. Slideshows and videos

You can collect pictures and videos related to the decedent and share them with other family members and friends with the help of projector and large screens. This is also a good way to remember the decedent and share the most precious and valuable memories of them with others. It adds value and intimacy to any memorial service, making it a little more personal.

3. Play their favorite music

If the decedent was passionate about a particular band, artist, or type of music, play them at the memorial service to set the right vibe. Music has a way of conveying a great message and reminding people of the good times.

If you want to know more about the memorial services or cremation, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions. 

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