A celebration of life is a beautiful memorial service that focuses on celebrating the life of the person that passed and those whose lives they touched, rather than the sadness of saying goodbye.
It encourages those who are grieving to remember the joy that their special person brought to this world; no matter how many years they were here, the happiness they brought to the world was everlasting.
Here is a simple guide to planning a celebration of life memorial for your loved one.
Decide on a place for celebration
A celebration of life memorial is meant to be unique and completely personal to your loved one.
Choose a location that your loved one adored when they were here, perhaps a beach or woods that they were particularly fond of.
Remember to consider any food preparation, parking and accessibility. These are all very important when it comes to finding a venue that can cater for your celebration of life wishes.
Decide who to invite
When it comes to inviting the people that matter, it’s best to think about who might want to share a moment thinking about the one you’ve all lost.
Start with family, friends and close colleagues. To get an idea of numbers it’s always best to ask for a response (yes/no/maybe) by a certain date. The invitation could even allow them to extend their invitation to others in case you missed anyone.
Don’t forget music and readings
A celebration of life is often a more upbeat service including all of the music that the special person loved. Playing your loved one’s favourite music allows those who are grieving to feel connected to the special person.
You can even consider asking someone who is attending to perform one of your loved one’s favourite songs to make an even more touching and special service.
Select photos or videos of remembrance
Visual elements are a great way to spark memories of your loved one. Add a photo/video display of special moments of your loved ones having fun with their friends or family.
If this is something you think your family would appreciate, be sure to ask for their input on selection and if they have any photos or videos to submit for the display.
T & I Stockman Ltd: Beautiful funeral planning services
A funeral is an opportunity to celebrate the life of our loved ones. At T & I Stockman Ltd, we offer a range of funeral arrangements to ensure that you give the send-off that truly honours your loved one.
From eco friendly coffins to celebration of life memorials, we can create the most beautiful service for your loved one.
Get in touch with a member of our trusted team at T & I Stockman Ltd here today for more information on the services we offer.