When you think of a funeral, a celebration may not come to mind. In fact, most people feel sad and scared when thinking about planning a funeral service for themselves or a loved one. A recent trend that offers a unique way of dealing with death is a celebration of life. A celebration of life can take place at funeral homes in Franklin Park, IL. Instead of focusing on the death of the deceased, these plans focus on celebrating the life he or she lived. The Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium can help you plan a celebration of life for your loved one. Here are a few things to consider including.
Photos capture special moments and milestones in life. What better way to celebrate a life than by showing off these milestones, accomplishments, and special moments? You can use photos in a variety of different ways. You can display them as a collage on a poster board that can be displayed near the casket or urn, or you can add them to music and put them on a DVD to create a slideshow that guests can view when they come to pay their respects.
If your loved one had a favorite song or band, you may want to play this music at the funeral or celebration of life. You can play the music throughout the duration of the funeral or you can even ask friends or family members to sing some of the deceased favorites songs. Music is often played at funerals, but you don’t have to opt for traditional church hymns and classical music.
You may not think that decorations are meant for funerals but if you are trying to celebrate a life, they are perfectly acceptable. You don’t have to overdo it, but you can choose the decorations of your choice. Whether you want balloons, streamers, or even chair covers you have complete control over how you decorate, and we will be there to support you and offer our services to you any way possible.
Our funeral home is set up to accommodate refreshments if you choose to offer them for guests. Refreshments are common at celebrations of life ceremonies and many other types of funerals. We can offer an area for coffee, cookies, water, and other light refreshments to help keep guests comfortable during the memorial service.
If you want to change the mood of a funeral and turn it into a celebration of life, we can help. We know that everyone grieves differently and if you choose to celebrate the deceased’s life, we can accommodate your needs. If you want to learn more about your options, stop by Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium at 9568 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131. You can also call us at (847) 678-1950.Our funeral homes in Franklin Park, IL, can help you plan a funeral that is respectful but also celebrates the life your deceased loved one lived.