Writing Your Own Funeral Service for a Loved One
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Writing Your Own Funeral Service for a Loved One

Hi, my name is Crystal, and I love tradition and ritual, but I also love novel things and creating something special just for one person. When my mum died a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to write her funeral service – not just my eulogy, but the whole service. I wanted to tie in traditional elements as well as Bible verses and poems that she loved, but I also wanted something that was just for her and her alone. I learned a lot through that experience. If you have lost a loved one, I extend you my sympathy. I know how that feels, and I want to help with the funeral service. This blog has ideas and tips for writing your own service as well as a range of other things. I hope it helps.

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Writing Your Own Funeral Service for a Loved One

  • Funerals and Financial Difficulties: Crowdfunding a Final Farewell

    6 September 2019

    There's a school of thought out there which suggests that the last cheque you ever write should bounce. Sure, family and friends should be left something, if there's something left, but you should be the one to enjoy the money you've worked hard for. Not everyone has the ability to be so precise with their expenditure, and sometimes a person's financial resources are exhausted well within their lifetime. This doesn't leave anything left for their final financial outlay, which is the cost of their funeral.

  • How to Plan a Memorial

    7 May 2019

    Memorials are ceremonies held by the family of a deceased person to commemorate the life and times of the departed. The excerpt below provides a few tips on how to plan and execute a meaningful memorial for your loved one.  Date and timing A memorial service may be held before or after the burial, depending on your culture and family traditions. The date of the memorial service should be convenient for close friends and family.

  • Tips to Observe When Attending a Funeral Service

    21 November 2018

    You may lose a relative, a friend or your friend may lose a person close to them, and you will be required to attend the funeral service. Most people are normally concerned that they may say or do something wrong at the service. This may push them to only visit the relatives of the deceased to show their respects. However, there are times when you will feel that you should attend the service even after visitation.

  • A Guide to Cemetery Restoration

    17 July 2018

    A cemetery refers to a place where the remains of the dead are buried. Cemeteries have profound historical and cultural meanings across different communities. They serve as a memory of family members or even heroes that liberated the community during difficult times. Depending on the community where the cemetery is located, graves may comprise of tombstones, crosses, flowers or a combination of the three. Cemeteries are often abandoned due to various superstitions surrounding the resting place of the dead.

  • Pre-Planning Your Funeral—Why and How

    19 January 2018

    Usually, what prompts people to consider making a will and buying life insurance is the birth of their first child. There you are, faced with the ultimate symbol of life—a newborn baby—and you're planning for your death. Weirdly, though, it doesn't feel morbid—it feels wise and sensible, right? So, if you've planned for the physical and financial care of your child, shouldn't you go one step further and plan your funeral?