Social distancing is one of those 2020 phrases that most people would rather never hear again. But since we live in these times, the phrase is prevalent, even surrounding Dallas cremation and memorial services. It can be hard to figure out how to honor a loved one when you want to keep everyone in your family safe. Funeral homes have gotten creative with today’s issues and there are options now that allow you to stay distant while you celebrate a loved one’s life. Here are a few options:
You may not want to gather everyone you know for a celebration of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your loved one’s life online. Set up a zoom meeting and invite your close family members and friends. Everyone can share stories, memories, and even pictures over the meeting. Someday, when things clear up, you can do something in person, but for now, the virtual service is a nice way to honor someone while staying safe.
Scatter Remains With A Small Group
You may not want to get together with a small or large group inside, but you might feel okay about getting together with a few close relatives outside. Have an ash scattering and celebrate your loved one’s life by sharing stories and memories as you lay them to rest. It’s a simple service, but can mean a lot and you can keep your distance from others while honoring your loved one.
Put Services Off
One of the benefits of choosing cremation services is that you don’t have a timeline on any other services you want to have for your loved one. You can have services right away, if you wish, or you can have them months down the road when things clear up and you feel safe to be around more people again. The timeline is open, and you can plan ahead for whenever you are ready for the services.
Make Charitable Donations
If you don’t feel like you can have a service for your loved one right now, you can celebrate their life in other ways. Donate to charities on their behalf and try to carry on their legacy if there was something special they supported. You can also take funds that people send to you to the same charity, or another one to spread things out a bit.
It’s hard to go through Dallas cremation services at any time, but in today’s world, it can feel even harder. You want your loved one honored in a special way, but you need to keep the family left behind safe and healthy as well. The professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center can help you understand what the codes look like today so together, we can figure out how to honor your loved one and celebrate a life well-lived in a safe manner. We’re here for you now and we’ll still be here in the future if you decide to put the services off for a while until things look better in society.