When you think about a funeral, do you picture a traditional service with a casket, everyone wearing black, and lots of tears? While death is never going to be easy, final services aren’t always like that. When you go to a cremation service in Coppell, TX, it could be any number of things. It could be traditional with hymns and poems or it could be a simple ash scattering. It could even be a celebration of life. If you’ve never been to a celebration of life service before, you may wonder what that even is. Here are some details to help you grasp the concept.
Defining A Celebration Of Life
While it’s always hard to lose someone and some people prefer somber funerals to say goodbye, others like to reflect the joy that the person brought to their life and to the world. Emphasizing the happy memories and the good times in their life is the whole point of a celebration of life. It can be comforting to talk to loved ones about the person who has passed on and include good memories, funny stories, smiles, and maybe even some tears. Some people refer to celebrations of life as ‘happy funerals.’ Loved ones are able to express what the person meant to them while they say goodbye and start to move on to a new normal.
While traditional funerals are very orderly and have certain ceremonies that go along with them in a certain order, celebrations of life are much more open. If your loved one is cremated, you have endless options, really. You can have a celebration of life under a tree in their favorite park. This can include talking about the happy times, reminiscing about how special they were despite their imperfections, and even repeating some of their favorite phrases. You can then spread their ashes in that park and walk away with a smile knowing they had a life well-lived. You could also have the celebration of life in a church, a funeral home, a restaurant, someone’s home, or anywhere else you’d like.
Planning Such An Event
If you have a loved one who has passed on and who had wanted to be remembered for their good moments, planning a celebration of life can be a great way to pay tribute to them. One thing you will want to make sure of is that everyone who is invited to the event knows just what kind of service it will be. You don’t want anyone to feel out of place in their black suit when everyone else shows up in bright colors. Make the type of event clear, whether it’s open to the public or by invitation only. Everyone can come prepared with fun stories and memories to share with others when the time is right.
If you’d like to plan a celebration of life for a loved one’s cremation service in Coppell, TX, contact Hughes Family Tribute Center by calling (214) 350-9951. You can also stop by and see us at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220. We’re here to help honor your loved one in any way you see fit.