Inspiration for Memorial Services

By: Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation
Monday, January 13, 2020

Memorial services are very common after cremation services in Sterling, IL as they are not only helpful for honoring the deceased, but they also help the bereaved deal with their grief and loss in constructive ways beyond traditional means. From creating monuments in the deceased’s name, making donations on his or her behalf, or remembering them in your own special way, there are lots of ways you can customize a memorial service to honor and remember the deceased.   

 

A memory table is an easy way to help make a memorial service custom and personalized. It’s a simple and free way to show items that either meant a lot to the deceased, show their personality, or represent the deceased to other people. You can put almost anything on a memory table such as photos, sunglasses, ticket stubs from special events, letters, favorite vases or flowers, beloved clothing, or anything else that was special to or about the deceased. You can also make several memory stations as opposed to just one table. There can be themed tables with each one showing a part of the deceased’s life, such as wedding memories, school items, and children and grandchildren.  

 

It might seem like bad form to decorate a memorial service after a cremation, but decorations can actually make the service more special and unique. You can add decorations in any form you want, from lamps and rugs to artwork, flowers and everything in between. Bring decorations that somehow represent or honor the deceased. For example, if she loved to stitch, you could hang some of her work. Or if he loved a certain artist you could display copies of famous artwork.  

 

Many bereaved families make photo collages or montage videos for a memorial service. These items are treasured by the family, but other bereaved like friends and coworkers would appreciate access to them as well. Consider uploading any montages or videos online to share with other people. You can use GoogleDrive, DropBox, or Youtube. Make the files accessible with only a certain link and print the link on the service program so guests can access it if they choose.  

 

If you are looking for more inspiration, or none of these speak to you, you’re in luck as these are just a few of the many, many ways that you can make a memorial after a cremation service unique and meaningful to help ease the pain of loss and honor the deceased.  

 

If you would like to learn more about your options for memorial services or have questions about your options for Sterling, IL cremation services Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation is ready and waiting to offer any assistance you may need. We have years of experience we would love to use to help you in your time of loss. Please stop by and visit us at 702 1st Ave Sterling, IL 61081 or give us a call at  (815) 626-1131 today for more information on what we can do for you.  

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