Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life Information

Many families today want a service which celebrates the life of their loved one. We introduce them to the concept of a celebration-of-life, and provide support in designing a celebration-of-life that is as unique as the life of their loved one.   

We always enjoy working together with families in planning a celebration-of-life for their loved one. While it can be a challenge to put together an event that both pays tribute to and celebrates the life and spirit of, a complex individual; it's also one of the most rewarding things any one of us can do for someone we've loved and lost.

Sarah York, opens her beautifully-crafted book, Remembering Well , with the very personal story about how her family chose to pay tribute to her mother. "My mother died in April 1983. . . she didn't want a funeral. 'Get together and have a party,' she had said when the topic was allowed to come up." However, she was quick to tell readers that the survivors did not honor the request. "We needed the ritual. We needed to say good-bye, but we also needed a ritual that would honor her spirit and would be faithful to her values and beliefs."

When Ms. York acknowledge the position of her family; that they needed not a party but a ritual ; she teaches us all something important: the celebration-of-life events we plan with families should be shaped as much by their own emotional and spiritual needs, as their desire to celebrate the life lived.

While celebrations-of-life are not burdened by social expectations—they can be pretty much anything you want them to be—it's important to realize that the event you're planning should meet the emotional needs of the guests. So, think about exactly who will be there, and what they're likely to want or need. Then, bring in those unique lifestyle and personality characteristics of the deceased; perhaps add live music or refreshments, and you've got the beginnings of a remarkable celebration-of-life.

Helping You Plan a Celebration of Life

Because a celebration of life is an important step in the healing process – for you and for all of your loved one’s friends and family members, we want to help you plan a celebration that honors and respects your loved one’s life, loves, and accomplishments. We’ll work with you and your budget to ensure your loved one’s memory lives on. Browse through our Personalization Services below or contact us today to discuss the possibilities.

Memorial Tribute Page

Our Book of Memories memorial tribute pages will ensure that the stories, photos, and memories of your loved one remain online for generations to see.

Digital Video Tributes

We use professional editing software to combine your photos and videos with beautiful music to create a DVD tribute for your family to treasure.

Personalized Stationery

Send your guests home with a treasured keepsake that commemorates your loved one’s life.

Live Funeral Webcasting

Our webcasting feature allows faraway loved ones to view the service as it happens. You can also use our webcasting to create a keepsake recording of the service.

If you’d like more information on any of our services or would like to discuss how we can work together to create a lasting memory of your loved one, please contact us
Sources: 
Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life & Mourning Death, Sara York
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