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Funeral Planning: 6 Ways of Creating a Positive Atmosphere

Funerals are not typically fun events. However, if you have recently lost a close friend or family member, you may be looking for ways of creating a positive atmosphere at their funeral. Of course, there will be tears and grief, but there can also be fond memories and comfort to be found during a funeral. This article details 6 ways you can add a positive vibe to a funeral. Read on to discover more!

1. Give guests a program that includes the funeral schedule and a biography of the deceased

Some mourners may not know the person and others, so having some background info can encourage guests to talk to each other about the person who has passed away.

2. Let guests know if they are welcome to bring photos or stories

Sharing their own stories can help people cope as they become to come to terms with their loss. The stories can also help support close family members by demonstrating how well-loved the deceased was and how whole a life they lived.

3. Play music that was meaningful to the deceased

If particular songs remind your loved ones of the deceased, it can be helpful to use them at their funeral. Music can create powerful emotions, and playing songs with a positive message can help to lift the mood during a sombre service.

4. Serve light refreshments

Food can be a powerful way of showing that you care about guests. Light refreshments such as fruit, cheese, crackers or coffee and tea served after a funeral can help to create a nice atmosphere. The food should be simple to eat without the need for cutlery (which may not always be readily accessible in some places).

5. Provide a space for guests to write condolences in a book or on a website

If you have an online presence, then having a condolences page can show how much your loved one was cared for and help people feel like they are doing something to support you.

6. Have someone stationed at the door to greet guests and thank them for coming

Having people at the door shows that you appreciate their presence and helps them feel welcome as they enter the funeral. It also allows you to thank those who may be heading out before you can do so personally.

If you would like some more information about the topic, don't hesitate to contact a local funeral service today. A funeral director will be happy to offer further help and assistance.

For more information on funeral services, contact a professional near you. 

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Managing funerals for people missing at sea

My uncle disappeared one day after rock fishing. It was really hard for my aunt because there was not a body to bury, but it was pretty clear that he had been swept out to sea. It turns out that this happens a lot, especially with sailors and people who spend a lot of time on boats. The funeral home organised a beautiful memorial service so that we could have a chance to say goodbye. It was a really beautiful ceremony and very true to his spirit and personality. This blog is all about ceremonies for people who are missing and has tips from experts as well as people who've gone through the experience of losing a loved one.

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