Have you decided that you want to plan your own cremation funeral service? If so, it is more than likely that you'll be doing a great service to loved ones that you leave behind at the time of your death. After all, they will probably be mourning their great loss and, having your funeral service planned already, will be one less thing that they have to worry about. From a visual presentation to music and talks, here are some ideas that might help you to plan your own cremation funeral service.
A Visual Presentation - When you think about it, aren't funerals mostly to honor the deceased person, to bring comfort to those who mourn, and to bring closure, with the hope of going forward without the person who has died? Some individuals might think that, because there is no actual body at the funeral service, it will be awkward, or even impossible, to say goodbye. With that in mind, consider asking somebody to be in charge of arranging a visual presentation of your life.
For example, pictures of you from when you were a baby until present time might be shown as a movie, with songs you love as the background music. Another idea is to have actual items you loved presented on a long table. Again, think of talking to a trusted friend or family member who will be in charge of the display. For example, if you are an artist, some of your work could be displayed. If you have traveled a lot, pictures of places you have visited will add interest to the display. You might even ask that your favorite books be part of the visual display.
The Funeral Service - Have you considered writing a letter that will be read to those in attendance at your funeral service? If so, think about expressing things that are important to you. For example, you could express words of love and gratitude to your friends and family. In the letter, you might bear testimony of the things that mean the most to you. For example, if you are a religious person, you might write about how prayer has played an important part in your life. Think of the music you want at your funeral service. For example, if you are a Christian, you might select traditional songs like Holy, Holy, Holy, Amazing Grace, or How Great Thou Art.
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