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What Type Of Service Goes Well With Cremation?

When your family member left word that they wanted cremation services in Irving, TX after their death, you want to honor those wishes and go with that final disposition method. However, if you don’t know what kind of services they wanted around their cremation, you have to make that decision yourself. What goes well with the cremation itself? There are plenty of options and anything can work, depending on your family and your loved one’s personality.

Many people go with a memorial service when dealing with cremation. It’s the most common type of service, but there are no typical services with memorials. You can really do whatever you want with the service. You can have a memorial service that has a lot of traditions and feels more like a funeral or you can have a service in a park that includes a small, intimate group.

There are also those that forego the ‘regular’ services and simply go with an ash scattering service. This is a nice way to gather close friends and family and say goodbye in a special, intimate way. If your loved one was more private, having something small like this might be a better fit to their personality and your family’s needs.

Celebrations of life also go very well with cremation services. Cremation itself, though it has become more popular and accepted over the years and is now used in half of all deaths, it still seen as a unique method. Doing a service that is also unique is a good way to stick with that theme. Celebrations of life, like memorial services, can be anything you want them to be. They often go along with things your loved one adored and highlight the high points in their life and the happy memories those who loved them have of them. Instead of remembering their death and that sad point, family members are encouraged to celebrate a life well-lived.

There are no right or wrong ways to honor a loved one after they have passed on. You have to do what you feel is right for their personality and your family members. If you are struggling with what to do after cremation services in Irving, TX are complete, there are plenty of options to consider. Talk with the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center and we can get to know your loved one through you and figure out what the best choices might be for your circumstances. You can call us at (214) 350-9951 and discuss some choices by phone. We’re here to help make sure you have all of the information you need to make the right decisions for everyone involved. Our compassion and support are here for you whenever you need them. You can also visit with us in person, tour our facilities, and brainstorm with us. We’re located at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd Dallas, TX 75220 and we’d love to meet you, talk things over, and get a feel for what direction you want to take.

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Making The Most Of The Time You Have

How often does your family all get together? While some families are very good about holidays and celebrations, others spread farther apart as the years go by and, eventually, only gather for weddings and, unfortunately, funerals. If you are working with funeral homes in Irving, TX on the final services of a family member who has passed away, you know you will likely see cousins and other people you haven’t seen in a while. And while the services are not all about the family gathering, but rather the loved one who passed on, it’s important to make the most of the time you have together, since it is rare. Here are a few ideas to help you get started on the planning process.

Have A Celebration Of Life

While memorial services and funerals are wonderful ways to honor someone who has passed on, you might not want to gather your family in such a somber manner when the gatherings are so rare. Is it sad that your loved one has passed on? Absolutely. And everyone will miss that person. However, they led a great life at the same time and that’s worth celebrating. You can do anything you want as a part of the celebration of life. Have your family go to a baseball game featuring their favorite team. Go bowling if they played in a league and never missed a game. Have a picnic with all of their favorites. Celebrations of life can be whatever you make of them and your family can enjoy their time together while honoring your loved one.

Allow Participation

Whatever type of service you end up having, it might be a good idea to allow anyone and everyone in your family to participate, if they would like to do so. Perhaps have an ‘open mic’ time when anyone can share a memory they have of your loved one. This is a great way to include the entire family and to learn more about what they hold dear. You might even hear things about your loved one that you didn’t know before. Allowing everyone to participate can help the family bond in a new way.

Host A Reception

After the service you have for your loved one, allow your family to spend more time together at a reception of some sort. Book a private room in a restaurant and allow everyone to order what they want and just mingle together and spend time reminiscing about your loved one.

If you want more ideas on how to help your family make the most of the rare time they have together, the funeral homes in Irving, TX are here to help. We want your loved one to be honored and for your family to enjoy the time they have together, supporting one another through the hard times. Visit with Hughes Family Tribute Center by calling (214) 350-9951 to talk things over. You can also visit with us at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd Dallas, TX 75220.

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Turning Cremation Services Into A Positive Event

When someone you love passes away, it can feel like you will never smile again. But consider that special person. You know they wouldn’t want that for you. Instead, think about their cremation services in Dallas, TX and how you can mourn them in a positive light.

Many people arrange cremation services like memorials, which feel somber and more like a funeral. That can help with the grieving process if you need to get closure and say a final goodbye to your loved one. But there are some that feel their loved one would be better honored by something more light-hearted and positive.

Think about your loved one’s life. Did some bumps come in the road along the way? Sure. But they had a lot of happy, positive times. Their death is just the final stamp on that long road. They might want to be remembered for the life they lived instead of whatever happened to end their life.

Many people today die of illnesses. It’s a tragedy and something no one wants to go through. But also, no one wants to be remembered for that illness. They would likely want to be remembered for the good times they had in their life. Those meaningful conversations you had with them. The way they laughed at the worst jokes. And so on.

If you want to have a regular memorial for your loved one, go ahead. There’s nothing wrong with that way of honoring someone. However, a celebration of life is something you can do to bring the positive sides of their life to light. Some people choose one or the other, but you can also do both. Have a memorial and then, at the reception, make it a celebration of life event that brings all the benefits of their life forward for everyone to enjoy. You could also have two completely separate events if some of your family members want to mourn while others want to recognize your loved one’s impact through a celebratory event.

There are no right or wrong ways to honor someone special in your life after they pass on. Think about what they might have wanted, what your family needs, and what type of event would bring their spirit alive to those who need to say goodbye.

The professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center are here to help you with the cremation services in Dallas, TX you need to plan for your loved one, whatever those end up looking like in the end. You can call us at (214) 350-9951 and talk over some choices and get ideas. We love to brainstorm with families to find you the best possible fit for honoring your loved one. You get to make the decisions and we will implement them for you. You can also come to our facilities at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd Dallas, TX 75220 and we’ll give you a tour and talk about the details and more specifics. Our website has a lot of information for you as well at

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Celebrating Life—Even In Death

There are many times you might gather together with your family to celebrate someone’s life. Birthdays are especially popular, for example. The group gathers, has cake, gives presents, sings, and had a good time celebrating another year in someone’s life. Retirement is another time to celebrate someone’s accomplishments from over the years. When you are working with funeral homes in Dallas, TX on final services for a member of your family, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate their life, even when they have passed on. Here are a few reasons why you might want to do that.

Remember The Good Times

Are you sad that your loved one has passed on? Sure. But that person had a lot of good things going for them and you want to remember them for those things. Death can be very sad, but so often people dwell on the actual death and those circumstances. The person who passed might rather you remember the good times you had with them instead of dwelling on just one single instant at the end of their life.

Honor It All

Funerals are often sad and somber and there’s nothing wrong with that way of grieving. But if you want to honor your loved one throughout their life, bringing up memories that really help them to become alive again in those moments is a wonderful way to honor them. You can have people share as sort of an open mic moment or just pass cards around the room for people to add comments to. The way you honor your loved one is completely up to you.

Make The Celebration Unique

Sometimes, funerals can feel similar to one another and that’s the last thing you want when you are honoring your loved one. You want something as unique as they were and you can do that through a celebration of life. When you organize the event, make sure it is something they would appreciate. Use their favorite colors, sports, movies, and anything else that they loved while they were with you to truly make the celebration revolve around them.

There are lots of reasons you might decide to talk to funeral homes in Dallas, TX about celebrations of life over regular funerals or memorial services. Even if it’s just one of the many options right now, it’s good to learn more about it to see if it might be the right fit for your family. Contact the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center and we can help you with whatever type of service you might end up wanting. We specialize in celebrations of life and can certainly offer you ideas and options down that path as well. Call us at (214) 350-9951 and we’ll get started in talking about the options you might choose for your family. You can also visit with our funeral director at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd Dallas, TX 75220 and we can show you around our facilities and help you get the information you need to make decisions.