Until recent years, funerals were very somber affairs. People typically wore black. The music was often sad. Long speeches were delivered in solemn tones. If you haven’t been to a funeral in recent years, you might be surprised to learn how much has changed. Today, many funerals focus on celebrating a life well lived.
If you’re planning a funeral for a loved one, it’s possible to create a memorable and even uplifting event.
- It’s easy to incorporate your loved one’s personality into the service. Choose music, readings and even a setting that honors the way your loved one lived, spotlighting hobbies, passions and what was truly important to that person.
- Photos and memorabilia can spark happy memories. By displaying family photos and things your loved one prized, you’ll be reminding others of what they knew and loved about the person. You might even hear some stories you didn’t know.
- Music that your loved one enjoyed can make the mood lighter. The music at a funeral or memorial can be uplifting. Incorporate your loved one’s favorite song, perhaps even making it part of a video tribute to help people remember and smile.
- Don’t be afraid to tell funny stories and laugh. The most memorable funerals are often those at which there is laughter. Your loved one’s life was a gift, and sharing memories of that gift can help in the healing process.
Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory has been serving families in this community since 1942, helping plan countless funeral and memorial services. We can help you plan the perfect life-honoring tribute to your loved one. Call (253) 218-1012 to learn more.