Alamo Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Why You Need Personalized Cremations
Is a Traditional Funeral the Right Answer?
Some families want to maintain the tradition of having a viewing, funeral, and graveside service. It can be a formal event, with a religious ceremony and any other practices that you prefer. We will discuss the elements that should be included in the funeral plan and then work hard behind the scenes to make sure that the day is a good experience for friends and family to pay their final respects.
On the other hand, some people don’t want to have a formal funeral. Instead, they feel that a Celebration of Life is a better method to highlight the personality and successes of the person they have lost. So, a party is planned in an outdoor location or at an event center. Consider the things that the person enjoyed, and then look for small details that can be added to the day.
For example, if the person loved sports, then you can plan a backyard BBQ or a tailgate party with all of their favorite foods. Or, maybe they loved wine and cocktails, so you can plan an evening event where everyone can toast to the favorite memories that were shared. If your loved one spent most of their time outdoors, why not plan an event at a lake or mountain destination where the ashes are scattered?
The possibilities are endless. The most important thing that you can do is consider the needs of your family and the wishes of the deceased. Remember that this day is the time that you will always remember, so you need to create an experience that honors the life of the person that you love.
Cremations and Other Customized Services
Some families consider cremation to be an alternative funeral service. But, cremations are becoming more mainstream. One of the biggest benefits of cremation is the opportunity to customize the final resting place. Instead of being limited to cemeteries and official burial grounds, you can choose any location for the ashes.
Pick a beautiful urn that can be used as a small memorial in your home. Or create small urns that can be distributed to family and friends. It can also be a healing experience to scatter the ashes in the backyard or your favorite family vacation destination. Choose a location that was special to that person so that you can leave a piece of them in a place that they loved.
Just because you choose cremation doesn’t mean that you can’t have a funeral service. You have the flexibility to pair cremation with a traditional funeral and burial if you prefer. If a viewing is important, then embalming can be done to allow an open-casket event. Then, the cremation can take place after the funeral services are complete.
Pre-Planning to Reduce the Stress on Your Family
Are you worried about the stress and responsibility that will be left on the family after you are gone? Even if you are in good health, you never know when something can happen. Immediate funeral services are available, but it can be a hard experience for the family to plan the day while working through their grief.
Instead of leaving the stress on your family after you are gone, consider the option to arrange your funeral right now. You can talk to our team anytime to learn more about pre-planning. This solution gives you the flexibility to choose the funeral details that you prefer. Also, you can pay for the services so that you don’t leave the bill for your family to handle. Pre-planning is a great solution, giving you the peace of mind to know that the arrangements are ready when it is time for your funeral.
Do you have questions about funeral services or cremations in Alamo, TX? Then you need to schedule a consultation with our team at McCaleb Funeral Home: 900 W. 4th St., Weslaco, TX. 78596. You are welcome to visit our funeral home, or you can call for more information: (956) 968-7533