Creative Ideas For Funeral Services

By: Danny Amorucci
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Funeral services are a time-honored tradition for honoring and celebrating the lives of our loved ones who have passed away. While traditional funeral services are still popular, there are now more creative options available to families who want to celebrate their loved ones' lives in unique and meaningful ways.

Creative Ideas For Funeral Services

The Willowbrook Cemetery team has put together some creative ideas for funeral services that you may consider.

1. Celebration Of Life

Rather than focusing on the loss of a loved one, some families opt for a celebration of life instead. This type of service can be a fun and uplifting way to celebrate the person's life, personality, and accomplishments. You can have a slideshow of the person's life, with photos and videos that showcase their happiest moments. You can also have a memory table where attendees can leave notes, photos, or items that remind them of the person.

2. Personalized Casket

Another creative way to celebrate a loved one's life is through a personalized casket. You can choose a design that reflects their hobbies, interests, or passions. For example, if they loved to garden, you can have a casket decorated with flowers or plants. If they were a sports enthusiast, you can have a casket designed with their favorite team's colors or logo.

3. Eco-Friendly Funerals

As more people become aware of the impact of traditional funerals on the environment, eco-friendly funerals are becoming more popular. This type of funeral involves using biodegradable materials, such as bamboo or wicker, for the casket or urn. You can also choose to have a green burial where the body is buried directly in the ground, without the use of embalming fluids.

4. Virtual Funeral Services

In today's digital age, virtual funeral services are more common. With the help of video conferencing tools like Zoom or Skype, you can hold a virtual funeral service where people can attend from anywhere in the world. Consider recording the service and sharing it with people who were unable to attend.

5. Charitable Donations

If your loved one was passionate about a particular cause or charity, you can honor their memory by making charitable donations in their name. You can ask guests to make donations to the charity in lieu of flowers. This idea not only honors your loved one's memory but also helps make a difference in the world.

By incorporating some of these ideas, you can make the service a meaningful and memorable event for everyone who attends.

For more information on creative ideas for funeral services, and for details about our cemetery grounds and burial plot options, please call Willowbrook Cemetery. You can also contact us through this form or the number on this page. 

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