If you have recently lost a loved one and want to celebrate the life they lived, you may be looking for celebration of life ideas. These events are meant to focus on the life of the deceased and not on their death. They are meant to bring up happy memories and moments and the deceased’s achievements. If you are thinking about planning this type of event at funeral homes in Lebanon, OR, consider some of these tips that can help make it more personal.
Some people like to plan releases during a celebration of life event. You can release just about anything, but some common things include balloons, lanterns, doves, or even flowers into water. Make sure you are legally allowed to release these things before you plan the event or the release. Some areas do not allow balloons or other items to be released because they are considered a hazard to the environment and wildlife.
Music can help make a celebration of life service more personal and bring people closer together. You can choose music that meant something special or important to the deceased or that the family enjoys. You can even have several family members and friends each choose a song they wish to add to the event. You can make a CD or even as people to sing at the celebration.
Most people send flowers to a funeral or cremation service, but they can also be sent and displayed at celebrate of life services. Flowers don’t just show the family and friends of the deceased that you are thinking of them, they can add some beauty and personalization to a celebration of life service and even be arranged to make a symbol or spell out something.
A memory table is a small centerpiece that displays a photo of the deceased and/or their cremation remains. It can also display things that were special to them in life. Some people display jewelry or special awards. You can even encourage your guests to write a special memory they have of the deceased and add it to the memory table. Some people prefer to display a memory table during a funeral, but others like to display them at celebration of life events as a way to center the event around the accomplishments of the deceased.
If you are thinking about planning a celebration of life service at funeral homes in Lebanon, OR, be sure to stop by the AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. We have everything you need to plan a funeral and we can help you plan a celebration of life event. We understand that everyone has different wants and needs when it comes to funeral planning and we are here to assist you with all of them. If you want to learn more about the services we offer, give us a call or stop by our office to make your plans or get answers to your questions.