Personalizing Your Memorial Service


Today, more and more Americans are moving toward colorful, personalized ways to say goodbye to loved ones. In fact, a survey conducted by the National Funeral Directors Association found that 62 percent of those wanting a funeral service preferred some form of personalization. If you want to give your own funeral a personal touch, now is the time to start planning. While you are pre-planning your memorial service , consider these ways to personalize the funeral.

Pay Tribute to Your Passions

When your friends and family members attend your funeral, they will be there to honor and remember you. Part of what makes you the man or woman your friends and family love is your passions. No matter what you are passionate about, be it woodworking, sailing, or even karaoke, try to pay homage to what you loved so those closest to you can feel a greater sense of closeness to you during your memorial service.

Share Your Favorite Foods

On a similar note, sharing your favorite food and beverages with your memorial attendees can also add an intimate closeness to your service . Meet with a funeral planner to discuss where the food will be served, how much to order, and to arrange any special instructions on how the food should be presented and served.

Write a Message to Your Loved Ones

People are accustomed to writing thoughtful goodbyes to loved ones after they deceased, but why not write a farewell to your friends and family before you pass? Writing a message to your loved ones can bring a sense of closure to those who are struggling to come to grips with your death.

If you want to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere, start the online planning process now or meet with one of the pre-planning advisors here at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland. We will help you plan a touching, personalized memorial service at our beautiful funeral home in Oakland, CA . To get started, contact us online or call us at (510) 654-0123.