Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cremation is still an unfamiliar process for many people so they don’t know what goes into organizing one. Many worry they won’t be able to say a proper goodbye to their deceased loved one. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we recommend organizing a memorial service. This will help people say their final goodbyes and offer some comfort. Here are some memorial service ideas for cremation:

1. Share Memories

Sharing great memories during a memorial service can help with the healing process. A well-written eulogy with personal memories and experiences can add a touch of intimacy to a memorial service. Attendees will feel connected to the decedent even if the body has already been cremated.

2. Pictures and Video

Sharing memories doesn’t have to be limited to words. Create a digital album with interesting, fun, and candid pictures of your deceased loved one. This can be displayed in a slideshow or video with the decedent’s favorite music. It will help people feel even more connected with the deceased loved one, which will help their healing process.

3. Display What’s Precious to Them

Did the decedent have a stamp collection? Or a favorite painting? An autographed baseball glove? Did he/she play a musical instrument? Everyone has some object they cherish and prize. Showcasing such items is a great way to add intimacy to the service.

4. Personalized Urns

After cremation, the ashes are scattered, buried, displayed, or placed in a columbarium. Regardless of what you choose, you need to use an urn for transport. Personalizing this urn is a great way to honor a decedent’s memory. You can ask a favorite local artist or even family members to decorate the urn for this purpose.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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