When a loved one passes away it can be a difficult time for everyone but with the current restriction in place regarding funerals, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. Although the funeral may be much smaller than anticipated, there are still plenty of special ways that you can celebrate someone’s life and extend the invite to those who were not able to attend the funeral.
Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate life and remember your loved one, while covid restrictions are in place.
Set up a tribute page
Since gatherings are not currently permitted especially if you have loved ones from different parts of the UK, a great alternative is to set up an online tribute page. You can add special touches to the page such as photographs, memories and messages which can be added to by family and friends. Everybody can get involved and since it is accessible remotely, you won’t be breaching social distancing guidelines.
Livestream the funeral
For those who cannot attend the funeral, why not live stream the service? Speak with the funeral directors to discuss your options first and they may be able to facilitate a session that can be attended virtually. Use technology to your advantage and create a private video call where your loved ones can join from across the nation and around the world.
Plan a post-covid event
Just because you can’t come together at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t plan something for later on in the year or whenever restrictions are lifted. Look into event spaces near you, ask everybody for ideas and make your post-covid memorial better than ever.
Set up a charitable donation
Why not set up a donation for a charity close to your loved ones? Online donation pages mean that everybody can contribute and feel a part of the tribute. Giving back to a cause is a great way of celebrating someone’s memory and making a positive impact too.
At Stockman & Loram is a family-run funeral director in Paignton and Brixham. Our professional and compassionate team are on hand to plan the send-off that your love one deserves, whether that’s a burial or cremation. We understand that every funeral should be special and unique, which is why we offer services such as green funerals as well as remembrance jewellery and more. For more information about our funeral services, visit our website.