Planning a funeral, a Memorial Service or Celebration of Life, usually comes at a time when you are aching like a broken rib, time is at a premium, and it’s the last thing you feel capable of.
Grieving families are often rushed into making frantic, last minute decisions; deciding on the service, the music, the program, the poetry.
The secret to a not-to-be forgotten service is to tell the story of the deceased.
Do you understand the significance of this?
I have seen people living a life sentence of regret after the funeral, as they simply held a generic service, with no attempt to celebrate the uniqueness of their loved one.
A service should celebrate the life but recognize the death. Acknowledge the pain and give family and friends the right to cry, weep and deal with grief.
Do you ever wonder why some funeral services are head and shoulders above others? Nowadays, everything in our lives is scripted, planned and rehearsed – except funerals.
Funerals, memorial services and celebrations of life can be as unpredictable as the weather.
But the good news is you have instant access to the most useful chest of tools, creative ideas and secrets to help you plan a funeral, memorial service or celebration of life.
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My name is Susan Kelly, and I am a Certified Funeral Celebrant. A Celebrant serves by planning a funeral service that is as individual as fingerprints; reflecting the unique personality and life of the deceased .
Impersonal generic funerals do not help the family heal. People want to express how much the deceased meant to them and how much they are going to miss them.
Whether it be:
there is help here for your service.
This site provides you with all the necessary steps and information to help you plan a personalized tribute that fits your loved one and family. To celebrate your precious memories and to help you say goodbye.
Most of my visitors to the site are individuals planning the service of their loved one. Some are planning their own service, to make things easier for their family.
Nowadays, many people have drifted from, or do not have a religious affiliation.
And many believe in God or a universal spirit and feel a deep connection with nature and the earth but do not wish to use a church or clergy person.
Some folks believe in a higher power but only wish to use a member of the clergy for an opening and closing prayer.
And many members of the clergy and funeral directors also use this site to help with creative ideas for their service.
Nowadays, the ideal celebration consists of favorite songs, stories, poems, photographs, tears, and yes…laughter.
Creative Funeral Ideas can help turn the typical cookie cutter Funeral, Memorial Service, or Celebration of Life, into;