Hosting cremation services in Miami, FL for a loved one can feel overwhelming, but once you enlist the help of a funeral home as well as family and friends who can aid you in the planning, you relieve yourself of some of the burdens. Once the funeral home takes over the big details, you make the decisions and simply pass them off to the professionals. But there are things you can do and ideas you can have to carry the memories from the cremation service and home with everyone who attends. Here are a few such ideas:
Give Copies Of The Tribute Video
Many families have a tribute video that they plan at a memorial service for their loved one. That video might include pictures and music and play continuously throughout the service, like a slide show. Or it might be played one time during the service for everyone to enjoy at once. The videos are a great way to remember someone and some of the great times they had in their life. It’s nice to see once, but it can be cathartic for people to watch it again later as well. It’s easy and cheap to burn off more copies of the video onto DVDs and offer them to guests as they leave the service later.
One of the best things family members get from memorial services are the memories that other people share with them about their loved one. Some things, they may have never heard before and it gives them insight into another part of that person’s life. While not everyone will have time or feel comfortable sharing, everyone can have a change if you offer sent-a-mint cards. Create little cards that include mints. The guests can remove the mind and write a memory or instance on the card and leave it for the family. It’s an amazing gift to the family and it can be good for the guests to get the memories off their chest and have the ability to share them.
There is often a picture of the person who passed on included in the service bulletin or as part of a biography sheet. But it’s nice to add options to the table for people to choose from. Print out a bunch of wallet-sized photos of your loved one in different stages of their life, doing different things. People can choose the way they want to remember your loved one based on how they saw them during their lifetime.
These are a few ways that cremation services in Miami, FL can help those in attendance carry on the memories after the services are complete. You want everyone who comes to honor your loved one to leave with a feeling of reverence for that person. IF you need ideas on how to send them away with memories, contact Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory at (305) 631-0001. You can also visit us in person at 2546 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135.