When someone passes away in your family, if they don’t leave service plans behind, it’s up to you and your family to decide what’s best. Many people go with a traditional funeral because it’s comfortable and they know what to expect. However, that might not feel right for your situation. Perhaps you know that Dallas, TX cremation would be a better fit. If you go with direct cremation, you can have the cremation done first, without any services beforehand. It’s the most cost-effective way to go and it gives you options later as to what kind of service you want to have.
Once cremation is complete, you can take your time figuring out the other services. There’s no timeline involved so you don’t have to worry about rushing to get anything in place. Some people have a memorial service that feels a lot like a funeral. Others skip that part and just have a small, intimate ash scattering service when they are ready to give their loved one a final resting place. Another option that has gained popularity in recent years is the celebration of life.
A celebration of life, much like a memorial service, can be anything you want it to be. You can gather your family and friends in a funeral home, a church, a park, a family home, or anywhere else and share memories and stories. You could also do an activity together, like bowling, a baseball game, or something else. You could play lively music, enjoy food, and have a nice time together. The point of these gatherings is to celebrate a life well-lived and honor a person who has passed on in a unique way.
Because each celebration of life is unique and you maybe haven’t planned one before, it’s nice to have expert help to aid you with ideas, suggestions, and brainstorming sessions. Once you get a feel for what people have done in the past and what you might want to do, you and your family can take things from there and figure out what you want to include to make the day extra special.
Once your cremation service in Dallas, TX is complete, you can take your time in planning your celebration for your loved one. If you want to move ahead right away, contact the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center and we can help you get started. If you want to wait a bit, call us at (214) 350-9951 whenever you’re ready and we’re here to help. We understand that there’s nothing easy about losing a loved one, but it makes sense to look back on their life with a sense of hope and joy. You are glad you had them in your life for as long as you did, even if it did feel too short. Feel free to visit us for a tour of our facilities and to chat in person about the various aspects of a celebration you might want for your family. We’re located at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd Dallas, TX 75220.