Non Traditional Funerals

by Frank Wed, September 22 2010 00:13

            Have you ever thought about what you would like to happen at your funeral? How would you like the story of your life to be told? More and more people are opting for something more than the traditional funeral. This seems especially true of the baby boom generation which always seems to embrace the unique and non traditional.

            Some non traditional ways of personalizing funerals and celebrating a life include

  • Displaying arts, crafts, poetry or other personal artifacts that belonged to the deceased during the wake or service.
  • Leading the funeral procession past some of the deceased's favorite spots.
  • Holding the funeral in a favorite spot of the deceased, especially if he or she was not a churchgoer. A woodland or park might be more appropriate for the nature lover. Some other ideas might include an arena or a beach.
  • Playing favorite songs of the deceased's at the wake or during a memorial service.
  • Releasing balloons, doves or butterflies at the interment, as a celebration of the life and spirit of the deceased.
  • Using a personalized photo display
  • Using technology for options like video tributes and online condolences/social networking.
  • Family and friends writing letters containing their unspoken thoughts (personal, negative or positive), that are then placed in the casket with the deceased.

            One of the advantages of the Life Celebration Home® concept is the freedom to think “outside the box”. We are the experts in helping families co-create a meaningful tribute of the loved one from the most traditional to a non-traditional service. Our directors at R.T. Foard Funeral Home do much more than gather information and sell caskets. We pride ourselves on the highest quality service with the talents and resources to share the story of a loved one’s life,  capturing the lifestyle, personality, interests and relationships of a lifetime.

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