Cremation has become increasingly popular in recent years with more than 50 percent of the population opting to be cremated rather than buried. But despite the increase in cremations across the country, there are still a lot of people who are choosing to hold a cremation service after a person dies. These services allow a family to grieve properly after the death of a loved one.
If you’ve been asked to put together a cremation service for a person following their death, you might be confused about where to start. How do you hold a service for someone without the presence of their body in the room? The truth is, it’s not as difficult as it might sound—and it can even be helpful to personalize a cremation service. Let’s take a look at some ways to personalize a service for someone who is being cremated.
Put together a photo or video tribute.
This is probably the easiest way to create a personalized cremation service in Elsa, TX. They may not be in the room in a physical sense during their service, but you can make it feel like they’re right there with you by assembling photos and videos of them for everyone to see. Whether you do this on a computer and then project it on a screen or do it by passing around photo books and playing a video on a TV, this will bring a lot of laughs—and a few happy tears—to your service.
Create a theme in honor of the deceased.
Was your loved one a big fan of, say, baseball? Rather than holding a generic cremation service, you can go all out and create a baseball-themed service they would appreciate. Of course, you want to keep things tasteful and not go too overboard. But if the purpose of a service is to create something that pays tribute to your loved one, you should consider doing it with a hobby they loved when they were still living.
Select music your loved one would appreciate.
In addition to creating a theme for your cremation service, you can also play music at the service that will remind everyone of the deceased. Whether that means playing ‘80s songs at various points during the service or busting out the show tunes, you can really pay homage to a person through the musical selections at their service.
Scatter the person’s remains in a special place.
One of the greatest parts about holding a cremation service as opposed to a traditional burial service in Elsa, TX is that you can do it anywhere. You don’t have to feel restricted. Once a person has been cremated, you can take their remains to a place they loved and scatter their ashes. This is probably the most popular approach to holding a cremation service for a person.
There are so many creative ways to honor a person who has been cremated. Let McCaleb Funeral Home help you brainstorm some ideas for your loved one. Call us at 956-968-7533 to obtain our cremation services or visit us at 900 W. 4th St. Weslaco, TX 78596 to meet with a funeral director.