It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but the way you honor that person’s memory with Dallas funeral homes can at least soothe your grief a little bit. There are many different options and there’s no right or wrong way to say goodbye. Some families even have a combination of services so they can pay tribute in a number of ways. Rather than have a traditional funeral or memorial service, you might want to focus on your loved one’s life and celebrate the time they had. Planning a celebration of life is a great way to honor someone special.
One of the biggest things you want to do through a celebration of life is personalize whatever you plan to do. You want the event to represent the things your loved one enjoyed in their lifetime. If they loved to eat and had specific tastes, for example, you will want the food at the event to reflect their favorite dishes. If they liked poetry, make sure the readings are from some of their favorites. Find things that encapsulated their spirit and use them to personalize the day in their honor.
Remember that celebrations of life are all about living. You aren’t focusing on the death of a loved one, but rather a life well-lived. You don’t have to have a sit-down service at a funeral home or in a church. You can do anything you’d like to celebrate that life. If your loved one was a sports fan, gather your family for a local game and then have a dinner after to share memories and appreciate things about your loved one. If the person had a movie they were passionate about, share that movie with your family and eat popcorn together. There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate a life and the options are endless.
When you are trying to organize the event, ask yourself what your loved one would want. What would they want people to remember the most about them? What were some of their favorite things that they spent time doing? Do they have accomplishments they were proud of? These kinds of questions can help lead you in the right direction as you attempt to create an event they would appreciate, and your family will enjoy as well.
If you are planning a celebration of life, Dallas funeral homes are here to help with ideas and suggestions. When you call the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center at (214) 350-9951, we will get to know you, your family, and your loved one through you. That will help us to offer customized ideas that might suit you. Of course, you get to make the decisions, but we are here to offer ideas that you might not have come up with on your own. You’re welcome to visit us at our facilities to brainstorm at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd Dallas, TX 75220. And you can get more information on the services we offer on our website at Hughesftc.com.