Personalizing Services

Personalized Service...that is a term used more and more in the funeral industry. This concept means different things to different people, but to us it's meaning is quite simple: When coming to us in their difficult time, together we decide on what type of service best fits the needs of this particular family at this particular time.

People live their lives in different ways. People cope with grief in different ways. Likewise, people should be memorialized in different ways.

Some people assume that things will be easier without any ceremony, viewing or rites. If you are of this mindset, we do provide services that meet this request. But please consider this, the manner in which adversity is dealt with, provides an opportunity to either grow stronger or to fall weaker. Grief does not go away just because it is not acknowledged.

The decisions made when a loved one passes away will dictate the course you travel as you begin the journey through life without that person being physically with you.

Do not let the sadness caused by someone's death erase the joy they provided during their time with you. Don't push it away, but remember every nuance of what made that person special. After you remember it, celebrate it. Celebration is not a word that immediately comes to mind when faced with the loss of a loved one, but REMEMBER, when someone passes away it is only their physical body that dies. Who they were, how they lived, and what they meant to family and friends will continue to live on and on. It is those memories that help us deal with the transition of life without someone we care about.

Preserving memories is an important step in countering a broken heart. Please allow us to assist you in keeping great memories from falling by the wayside at a time when they are needed the most.

To answer the question of how to personalize the service of your loved one, you need to tell us everything you can about them and what made them special. Personalizing can be done in extravagant ways or in very subtle ways. It can reflect ones hobbies and passions, and it can reveal the spiritual. The service, whether grand or modest, needs to be designed for your families' needs. Among the many ways a service can be personalized is by the displaying of meaningful objects, elaborate processions, and the personal stories, eulogies and songs delivered during the service. It is important to note that these types of tributes are not utilized instead of, but perhaps in addition to, messages of faith.


Honor What Made Them Unique

Personalization isn't just about honoring your loved one's individuality. It also allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honored. A memorable and meaningful service can be an important part of the healing process for those who are coping with a loss. We work closely with you to get to know your loved one's life story and brainstorm ways to represent your bond and pay tribute to their unique journey.

To help you in creating a meaningful tribute to your loved one, we have provided a "Life Inventory" which will help us learn more about your loved one.


LIFE INVENTORY

Name:
Nickname: (and the story behind it!)
Family: (traditions, sayings, etc..)
Hobbies/passion/collections:
Religious views/favorite scripture: (Perhaps displaying a well used Bible or photos of baptism)
Unique skills or talents:
Favorite color, food, sport, music, art….
Favorite Memory:




Life Tribute Videos

Are you looking for a beautiful way to share the memory of your loved one? We can create a one-of-a-kind video tribute by combining family photographs with cinematic introductions, the music of your choice, and professional effects in order to share your loved one's special life journey during their service. Life Tribute Videos also provide your family and friends with a meaningful keepsake long after the ceremony is over.

Tribute Wall

Our Tribute Wall is a permanent virtual tribute you can return to whenever you'd like to revisit memories and reconnect with messages of support and love from family and friends. Guests can leave text comments, videos or audio message to share condolences and offer words of support, and when words aren't enough, there's an option to leave meaningful symbols. The Celebration Wall also allows guests to view obituary and service information and order sympathy flowers directly from the site. 

Personalized Printing

From the register book and memorial folders, to prayer cards and thank-you notes, our high-quality stationery sets are available in over 500 themes designed to honor your loved one's hobbies, style, and unique life path. Let us help you explore the options and choose the perfect design to create treasured keepsakes for you and your guests. It is just one extra way to personalize the service and add extra touches specific to your loved one.

Digital Guestbook

Tribute eGuest is the simplest way to record guests’ names and addresses. The weighted stylus replicates the traditional feel of pen on paper, ensuring that guests of all ages and backgrounds will feel right at home using it. The Tribute eGuest application records clean and legible entries that can be utilized after services for custom thank you cards, mailing labels, and an unforgettable Shutterfly-quality keepsake book.

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