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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Coping with an Unexpected Death

It isn't easy for family members and close friends to deal with the unexpected death of a loved one. The disbelief quickly transforms into feelings such as frustration, remorse, and regret. However...

Dealing with Unresolved Grief

People that have just experienced the death of a loved one, often find it difficult to cope with the loss. Many prefer joy over sadness or life over death. This is why people find it challenging to...

Cremation Vs. Burial Costs

Many people want to know how cremations compare against burials and what the pricing structure of these two services is. It's important to understand that there can be a variation in pricing depend...

Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One After The Service

When a loved one passes, you need an outlet for your grief. This is typically when you start looking for ways and means of keeping that person’s memory alive. Some families keep photographs or pain...

What’s The Point Of A Funeral?

When someone we love passes away it leaves us in sorrow and having a funeral service fills in certain important needs. It helps us acknowledges that someone we love has passed away and also gives u...

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

Collection of the ashes is an important part of the cremation process and you need to decide which receptacle will hold them. Some families prefer to store their loved one’s ashes in their home whi...

How to Write a Condolence Letter

When a person passes away, some people find it difficult to express their feelings or are unable to attend the funeral. A condolence letter expressing your sympathy in a few simple and kind words c...

Grief - What's Normal?

Most people feel confused by their grief when they experience the death of a loved one for the first time. They wonder whether the intensity of their grief is normal. Different people react to grie...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Today, many people are opting for cremations rather than burials and there are a number of reasons for this. While the trend is catching on, many people still don’t know much about cremations and h...

Coping with Grief Over the Holidays

The annual holidays can be a very tough time if you have lost a loved one. Memories of happy times and bonding tend to surface during the holiday season. This may become a stronger reminder of your...