Planning funeral services after the loss of a loved one is an important part in paying respect to the deceased and honoring the wonderful life that they have lived. Trying to come up with unique ways to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on can already be tricky, but the worldwide pandemic has made holding funeral services an entirely new challenge to begin with. Here, the team at Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services explores three creative elements to incorporate into a funeral service:
Some may believe that not much attention needs to be made towards funeral services. However, a funeral service for a loved one deserves a great amount of attention towards the details, as the celebration of one’s life should be just as beautiful and special as the loved one who has passed. By displaying items that evoke memories, personality traits, or experiences that some may have had with the deceased, it allows for those in grief to begin to heal and reflect on how much the deceased enjoyed their lives. Such items can include books, fishing gear, musical instruments, art supplies, vehicles, sporting equipment, and other unique items.
With the great abilities that technology has granted us, you may want to consider live streaming the funeral service or memorial on Youtube, Facebook Live, or another social media platform. With just a smartphone and tripod, this allows for family members and friends from all over the world to take part in the funeral service. With chat boxes and other interactive features, viewers can express their condolences and pay their respects virtually. Live streaming not only provides loved ones who cannot physically make the service a way to participate but also grants an opportunity for those who may still have health and safety restrictions from the pandemic
Much like birthday parties or graduation celebrations at the beginning of the pandemic, drive-through visitation allows for a covid-friendly way to allow family and friends to pay their respects to the deceased. With permission from a funeral director, guests have the ability to visit with the immediate family of the deceased by passing through the parking lot. This is a creative alternative while also allowing guests to remain safe and socially distant.
If a loss of a loved one has recently impacted your family, do not hesitate to reach out to Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services. Our team has both the experience and creativity to plan a personal and memorable service for your loved one. To learn more about the services that Evans Funeral Chapel can provide or to begin planning your service, please visit our website or call one of our locations in Parkville, Monkton, or Forest Hill.