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7 Strategies for Honoring Your Loved One

STRATEGIES FOR Honoring Your Loved One 1. CREATE A TRIBUTE VIDEO Use special photos and memories Incorporate a favorite song Give copies to family and friends after the service 2. MAKE A KEEPSAKE TRIBUTE Print a bookmark, program, or prayer card Add a photo of your lost loved one Include a favorite song. prayer, or poem 3. BUILD A MEMORIAL WEBSITE Create an online tribute Upload photos, videos, and stories Make a space for family and friends to share memories 4. HOST A WEBCAST OF THE FUNERAL SERVICE Stream the funeral online Allow out-of-town loved ones to take part Archive the footage for later viewing 5. USE MUSIC IN THE CEREMONY Play your loved one's favorite songs Hire bagpipers, a string quartet, or other live musicians Include music in the wake, funeral, and reception 6. HOST A CEREMONIAL RELEASE Release butterflies or doves at the funeral or interment Symbolize the flight of the soul to join previously lost family members Your funeral home can make the logistical arrangements 7. CHOOSE A PERSONALIZED MEMORIAL Have your loved one's name inscribed on a bench, pedestal, or other piece Arrange for favorite flowers to be delivered to the gravesite regularly Plant a tree in your loved one's honor with an engraved plaque PROVIDED BY: GREENWOOD MEMORIAL PARK MORTUARY CREMATORY www.GREENWOODMEMORIALSANDIEGO.COM Sources: blog.funeralone.com/funeralone-products/life-tributes/personalized-funeral-ideas/ www.greenwoodmemorial.com/what-we-do/honoring-life www.creative-funeral-ideas.com/ www.usurnsonline.com/final-arrangements/memorial-service-ideas/

7 Strategies for Honoring Your Loved One

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From playing your father’s favorite song at his funeral to releasing doves after a friend’s wake, there are a few strategies you can use to honor your loved one. Learn about them by looking at thi...

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