Are You Struggling To Plan The Memorial Service Or Celebration of Life?

Planning a funeral, a Memorial Service or Celebration of Life,  usually occurs 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 eulogy, the video.   All while you are completely emotionally bankrupt.

At Creative Funeral Ideas, we believe that everyone can design and create a unique service that tells the story of their loved one, and our mission is to help you do just that.

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We believe every life has a story to share.

Our goal is to help you create a personalized and individualized service to reflect and highlight the personality and life of the deceased. 

To establish the significance of the deceased's life.  To show how their life touched people.  And the value they brought to this world.

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.

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.

A service should  recognize the death, but celebrate the life.  

This is the cornerstone of a service that will be remembered.  

The ideal celebration consists of favorite songs, stories, poems, photographs, tears, and yes…laughter.

Acknowledge the pain and give family and friends the right to cry, weep and laugh at the good times, to help deal with grief. 

Where To Start

Most folks are completely bewildered at where to start with the planning.  

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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.

Since 2007 Creative Funeral Ideas has helped thousands of people  with their service planning - all in one place.

The Funeral Tutor

Susan Kelly, Certified Funeral Celebrant

Whether it be:

there is  help here for your service.

Who Uses Creative Funeral Ideas?

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, predominately from United States, Canada, England and Australia.  Some are planning their own service, before they pass on, 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.

Creative Funeral Ideas can help turn the typical cookie cutter Funeral, Memorial Service, or Celebration of Life, into;

  • a personalized true celebration of their life, 
  • honoring the fullness of their life, 
  • reflecting on what their life meant, 
  • how they will be remembered
  • and will not be forgotten.

We receive a lot of testimonials, but this is our favorite.

"Well, we sent mam off with a funeral to remember mostly due to your fantastic words. We made her proud standing up in front of a packed out church reading words and phrases that reflected the wonderful lady we knew as 'our mam'. The whole congregation applauded when we finished, someone commenting that the only other funeral that they can remember applauding at was Princess Diana's. Many commented that "it was the nicest funeral they'd been too" and that was partly due to the wonderful words we read out to make the saddest day of our lives into the celebration and thanksgiving for the brilliant years and memories we made together as a family. We heard more laughs than cries which comforted my dad and us. The horse shoe pic not only represented the luck mam had in her life but how lucky we were to have had her as our mam, grandmother and as my dad has had to have her as a devoted wife. I can never begin to say a big enough thank you for your poetry. Continue the fantastic work as I am under no doubt you will bring huge comfort to many more families through your fantastic talent."

Forever grateful, Leigh

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