Here’s an idea: Provide friends and family with name tags when they enter the life celebration. As we get older, not only does our memory for names fade, but also our vision, so you’ll want to write in large clear print. On the bottom of the name tag leave an area where they can write how they knew the departed. Friends and family will then know the names of everyone attending and be able to start a conversation like, "Oh, you are John and played golf with my father..."
A DIY idea for a celebration of life service. Print a photo, use a color laser printer and attach the photo to the candle with raffia. At the celebration of life friends and family can take a memory stone. #memorial stones, #In Loving Memory Stones, #Engraved memorial rocks, #token of remembrance, #funeral favor. Heritage Funeral Chapels, Arizona
Here is an example of a memory table. Display key items from your loved ones' life to help personalize their celebration of life. Also make a great place for guest to gather around and reminiscence. #funeral idea, #memorial service idea, #personalizing a celebration of life
What a great way to pay a special tribute to someone you've lost than with these great memory board kits. They'll make a nice addition to a celebration of life. $59 and includes two boards. #idea for personalizing a funeral, #memorial idea, #life celebration idea
Instead of picture frames: Memory Jars.
it was suggested that rather than having guest stand in a long line waiting to sign the guest book that cards be supplied so everyone could write a favorite memory of the departed to add to a memory book for the family. I think that sounds like a great idea!
At the celebration of life, hand out these cards and friends and family can write their memories of your loved one. The memories collected are priceless, hand them down to generations to come. $29 for 50 cards, a pouch and pens. #memory cards for a funeral, #share memories at funeral
A memory tree is a place to capture special memories of your loved one. Family and friends take a card and write their memory on the card and then tie the card onto the tree branch. After the service, the tree can be put in a special place where you can go to it and read all the memories shared or you can take off the cards and put them in a special box where you can go back and read them from time to time.