How To Personalize An Obituary Notice

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, January 6, 2023

After the death of a family member, managing all the modalities and planning and organizing the funeral, etc., can be challenging to handle. But in addition to all these things, you will also have to write an obituary notice. If this is the first time you are writing one, you might find it difficult to personalize it well.

Tips For Personalizing An Obituary Notice

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen client struggle with penning a meaningful and personalized obituary. They know that they want to write a personal statement and not something generic, but they need to figure out the details to include and the verbiage to use.

Writing an obituary is also part of the healing process and helps you cope with your loss. It doesn't have to be elaborate, but you will need to focus on a few things to give it a personalized touch. We have put together these helpful tips for writing a personalized obituary notice:

Include Their Life Highlights

Play a video montage of your loved one's best moments when in doubt. The inclusion of positive improvements they made or accomplishments they are especially proud of is encouraged. If you want to convey how special and interesting your departed loved one was, one way is to talk about the positive experiences and life-changing vacations they took abroad at any time in their lives.

Let Your Loved One’s Personality Shine Through

When writing an obituary, it is appropriate to highlight the good aspects of your loved one's character. It's common to talk about their personality, how they improved your life, and how much their fans appreciate them. Include important details like their participation in community events or interesting hobbies.

Fond Memories And Stories

Even while they are addressed in greater detail above, highlighting specific anecdotes is a great approach to give an obituary a more heartfelt and unique tone. You may find the same value in stories about bravery and honor as in those about fun and hilarity. Choose a hobby or interest that the person shared with you. This is a great place to find the stories they like to tell. As long as they are tasteful and suit the atmosphere, anecdotes and humor are also appreciated.

Please call us and talk with our team for more tips on personalizing an obituary notice. You can also write to Nutmeg State Cremation Society through this Online Form. We offer comprehensive cremation services and will help you with all process aspects.

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