Designing Your Funeral

There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.

How to Honor a Life

It’s about bringing those you love together, at a time of loss. It’s a natural thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.

 You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung. We can arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service. Keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can be given. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.

Personalized Memorialization

This means creating a unique way to personalize the service of memorializing your loved one forever.   As times change and cremation becomes evermore popular, the way we say goodbye to our loved ones becomes even more unique.  Whether the family decides to scatter the remains or to keep them close to their heart, we can help you find a way that will give your loved one the honor they deserve.

With news ways of cherishing the cremated remains of your loved one becoming available, the family members have many options to them.  Please click on the links below to be inspired:

www.ashportraits.com "Specializing in protraits using Human & Pet cremains"

www.funeral-urn.com/motorcycle-cremation-urn-final-ride.aspx "Our mobile cremation urn will permit your beloved's ashes to follow you wherever you go."

www.eternalascent.com "Your loved one can now be safely tranported to the heavens in a giant helium-filled ballon, only from the Eternal Ascents Society."

www.eternalreefs.com "Creates permanent living legacies that memorialize the passing of a loved one."

www.celestis.com "...From the stars we are born, to the stars we will return..."

www.lifegem.com "A certified, high quality diamond created from a lock of hair or the cremated ashes of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life."

www.memoryglass.com "By suspending cremated remains within solid glass globes and pendants, Memory Glass provides a unique method of memorializing your family, friends, and pets."

www.blueskygoodbye.com "Scatter your loved ones ashes via skydive"

www.huggableurns.com "Collectible Teddy Bear Keepsakes"

www.islandtimecharters.net/ashes.htm "Ashes Scatter at Sea"

www.holylandashscattering.com "Scattering the cremated ashes of your loved one in the holyland.  The most spiritual place on Earth to rest for Eternity."

www.loveashes.com "Keepsakes as vibrant as the life they represent"

www.funeralhomegifts.com "Our photo blankets make great tribute displays for cremation memorials."

What's Next?

Now that we've given you the basics, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their feelings and desires.

Still looking for inspiration? Speaking with a professional funeral planner will help to clarify your thinking. Reach us at (910) 323-8898.