Celebration of Life
Up until recent decades, burial has been the most common final disposition method families choose. Traditionally, families will have their loved one embalmed, placed in a casket, and displayed for a viewing. After the funeral services are over, the casket holding the deceased will be placed in the ground and buried. A grave marker will be placed in the ground so families can visit their loved one’s grave later on.
What is a Celebration of Life Service?
A celebration of life service is a time for loved ones to gather and celebrate what made their loved one unique.
A celebration of life ceremony is similar to a funeral service, but it gives families more options for creativity and often takes place after the funeral. It’s about family and friends coming together to share memories of their loved one and what made them special.
With a personalized service, your family can truly honor who your loved one was. For instance, if your loved one was a wine connoisseur, your service could include a toast to them. Another idea is to choose decorations or memorabilia to display based on their hobbies or interests. You could even use the service as a time for everyone to gather at a special place to scatter their ashes.
The celebration of life ceremony can take place at our funeral home or at a venue of your choice. We are available to help you plan exactly what you want.
Celebration of Life Service Ideas
Celebration of life ceremonies can be anything that your family desires, but some ideas to give you some inspiration include:
- Having a releasing ceremony to honor your loved one’s life.
- Holding the service in a unique location like a local park or restaurant.
- Inviting a local band to play at the service.
- Making all your loved ones’ favorite foods or ordering catering from their favorite restaurant.
- Having funeral guests read poems or scriptures that remind them of your loved one.
Our staff can help your family plan a meaningful celebration of life service that honors your loved one’s life. Because we understand that your loved one was a one-of-a-kind person who deserves a one-of-a-kind ceremony.