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Creating Thoughtful Memorial Services After Cremation

  • On April 11, 2022

If you want to have cremation services in McKees, PA for a loved one, direct cremation can allow you to put things on your own timeline to plan the memorial service you want for them. You want the memorial, in whatever form it takes on, to be thoughtful and something your family will appreciate. Here are some tips to help you to create that memorial service after your loved one’s cremation.


Ask Yourself What Your Loved One Would Like

When you make any decisions for your loved one’s services, you are going to want to ask yourself what they would want and what they would like. That may very well be why you chose cremation in the first place—because it’s what you feel your loved one would have preferred. You will want to keep that way of thinking when you look into memorial services as well. Would they want something somber or something celebratory? Would they want it outside or in their home church? Their wants should become your goals.


Personalize As Many Details As You Can

Cremation services can be whatever you want them to be and as the person making the plans, you can personalize every detail that you want to personalize. Each service is unique because of the person it honors. But you can take extra steps to make things personal. Have food available that your loved one enjoyed. Put up pictures or decorations that your loved one would appreciate. Have people they loved share memories of them. There are endless options and the professionals can offer you ideas and options.


Play Music Your Loved One Adored

Music can bring up a lot of emotions and also many memories. If your loved one had a certain band they adored, songs they always listened to, or even just a genre of music that was their go-to, playing that kind of music can help you to make things feel that much more memorable for your guests. Certain songs might bring up memories of your loved one and that can help people to recognize that while the person is gone, their memories will always live on.


Consider Memorial Gifts

While it’s not necessary to hand out gifts at the memorial, and, in fact, a lot of people will bring things to your family to support you, giving the guests some kind of gift can be a nice way to make things more personal and memorable for everyone. You could pass out bookmarks with your loved one’s picture on them or books from your loved one’s large collection, among other things.

Get Advice From Family And Professionals

If you aren’t sure what you want to do to make things thought-filled, you can ask family members and also the professionals providing the cremation services in McKees, PA for advice and options. The experts at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care are here to help you every step of the way. We want you to be able to honor your loved one in a special manner.