We Encourage Family Members to Personalize Services
|The following are just a few suggestions to help you personalize a funeral
service for your loved one. If you think of any other unique ways to reflect on
the life of the person who has died, feel free to add them to the funeral
service. A ceremony that is individualized and personalized can become a
memorable and comforting occasion.
If you have favorite scripture readings,
you can have them incorporated into the service.
Write a letter to the person and express
all of the feelings you ever wanted to say, but were afraid to or just never
got around to expressing. Seal the letter in an envelope and place it in the
casket. Your written thoughts will go with your loved one to his or her final
Many times granchildren draw pictures to
place in the casket.
Bring in favorite music of the person on
compact disc or cassette and we will play it during the visitation and/or
| We offer the use of memory boards so
that you can make a collage of the life of the person who has died. Having a
memory board present at the visitation and funeral service allows the
opportunity for friends and family to share memories. These can be photos with
family, friends at work, fishing or hunting, golfing, knitting, baking, serious
and comical or anything other pictures you feel are important.
If your loved one had a hobby of
building things or was involved in the arts, crafts or photography, bring some
of their works in to be displayed at the funeral home. We can take quilt work
and drape it over the casket for example or we will make an easel available for
a special painting.
If your loved one composed poetry or
essays, let us have a copy. We will reproduce several copies so that people
might take it with them from the funeral home or perhaps they could be recited
as a part of the remembering ritual of the funeral.
You may place cherished items in the
casket like pictures of the grandchildren and other family members, a photo of
the family pet, a favorite golf club, a pool stick, a well worn baseball cap,
or a religious item.
You might ask someone to eulogize the
person. There are times when the clergyperson did not know the person who has
died and since the funeral is intended to recognize a life that has been lived,
it is important to recognize that life in a personal way. If you are up to the
task, you or another family can participate, but most often the family will ask
a friend who knew your loved one personally to share a eulogy.
Click here for tips on eulogies.
Our mission is to to bring comfort, personalization and memorialization to the
people we serve through modern technology. We utilize the latest in digital
recording to provide DVD quality memory keepsakes at an affordable price for
use at a visitation or memorial service and that can be handed down from
generation to generation as a family heirloom.
|Haigh-Black also offers memory keepsake video production. Family
photographs take on a whole new meaning when they are creatively blended with
video and music. A memory keepsake video production is a lasting remembrance of
a loved one rendered into digital video disk (DVD) or videotape. Because we
remember our lives in pictures, it brings comfort for many years to those left