Memorial Service Ideas
By Carole Galassi
Sharing the love of your loved one is really what
memorial and life celebrations are about. Be sure to
note that the service is not about focusing on the loss
of the loved one but rather about the celebration of
their life lived.
Sharing special memories as well as finding comfort and
encouragement through the message or eulogy within the
funeral service are the best types of services to have.
Including feelings or memories you may have had or still
have is important when sharing memories of your loved
one. This is often the first step in helping you through
this hard time and contributes to the overall healing
Here are a few memorial service ideas you may want to
consider that may add some variety and uniqueness to the
celebration of life service you may be planning.
Balloon Release: For those who are willing to write a
note should be given a piece of paper during the
service. After the note is written, it is tied and
attached to a string on the balloon so that it can be
released at the end of the service. This is a token of
releasing your loved one into the heavens while carrying
their memories with you forever.
Dove Release: The dove is a symbol for peace and
commemorates important milestones in a person's life. As
it represents the soul's final journey, the dove is an
important symbol in many different types of events, but
especially for funerals and weddings. Having doves
released are becoming increasingly popular for memorial
Candle Lighting: At the memorial service, it is possible
to invite attendees to light a candle. You can place
candles around an urn, casket or even group them
together beneath your loved one's photo. Remembering and
observing a life lived is an important focus when
lighting a candle during a memorial service.
Memorial Service Programs: You will want to include
memorial service programs that contain the obituary,
poems, scriptures and pictures because this will be kept
for many years after the service.
The best place to find memorial service programs is at
The Funeral Programs Site. This website offers beautiful
memorial service programs and funeral program templates
and is considered by many bereaved families and funeral
homes to be the best resource on the web.