3 Ways You Can Personalize Your Loved One's Funeral Service

If you're like most people who are planning a funeral service for a loved one, you want to make sure that the occasion is personalized just for them. Here are three tips you can use to do just that:

Have the Casket Customized

An excellent way to personalize your loved one's funeral service is to have their casket customized – especially if the service will feature an open casket. Start by having the inside of the casket lined with fabric in your loved one's favorite color. Choose soft fabric, such as fleece or satin, to soften the space and make your loved one look more comfortable.

Have the family crest printed on a piece of quality fabric and adhere it to the top of the casket so that it can easily be seen when the casket is closed. You can even have your loved one's name carved into the casket and then filled with gold plating to make it stand out. The idea is to create a casket that is unique from every other in the world for mourners to appreciate and for your loved one to rest in. Work with a company like Elmwood Casket Company to create the perfect one.

Enlarge Some Special Photos

Ask friends and family members who will be attending the funeral to provide you with a favorite photo of their that features your loved one, and then have them all blown up to poster size. Laminate each one and then place them in handsome wooden frames before hanging them on the wall of the room where the funeral will take place.

This will turn the space into a dedicated memorial for your loved one and give mourners an opportunity to share stories about the photos as the service comes to an end. Let everyone take a framed photo home with them to remember your loved one by as the year's pass.

Embellish the Seating

Sit down and make a short list of favorite sayings or slogans that your loved one used to enjoy using in life, and then have them embroidered on handkerchiefs. You can then hang the handkerchiefs on backs each seat in the funeral room to remind attendees of how your loved one live their life before passing away. The handkerchiefs can be used for tears during the funeral, and then taken home by mourners as a memento of the special occasion.

These tips and tricks should be easy to implement and are sure to transform your facility's basic funeral space into a uniquely customized area that puts your loved one at the center of attention.