At Spring Grove Funeral Homes, we realize that each of our neighbors in Cincinnati wants their loved one’s funeral to be a memorable and connecting experience. Adding personal touches to a funeral ensures your loved one’s celebration is both memorable and meaningful.
Highlight the five senses.
If a loved one had a favorite color, request that guests wear that in their honor. Many families also pay tribute by featuring a beloved flower or plant. You might consider including a recipe your loved one was known for. These kinds of details bring their memory to life in a special way.
Oftentimes, a tangible reminder of someone who has died helps facilitate the grieving and healing process. A keepsake gift doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. It can be as simple as a packet of seeds to plant your loved one’s favorite flower, a postcard featuring an image of their hometown, or recipe cards to make their favorite food items.
Celebrate your loved one’s hobbies and affiliations
A funeral presents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a loved one’s hobbies and affiliations. If they were a passionate fan of a sports team like the Reds, Bengals, or FC Cincinnati, you might incorporate elements like team colors and logos into their funeral service. If your loved one enjoyed playing cards, perhaps you arrange to have a deck of cards passed out to guests as a funeral favor. If they were a passionate golfer, maybe you decorate the reception area with clubs, golf balls, or golf tees. There are so many ways to honor what your loved one cherished in life. Our experienced team is here to help with every aspect of the funeral planning process.
Create a quote board.
A DIY quote board is a unique way to incorporate personal aspects of your loved one into the service while involving your guests in an engaging activity. Ask them to contribute favorite sayings or phrases your loved one liked to use. Have a pen or marker handy so they can add quotes to the board at the actual event. A quote board brings a personal, interactive element to a funeral or memorial service.
If you’d like to find out more about personalization and ways to make your loved one’s funeral here in Greater Cincinnati special, contact our dedicated staff today. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about planning a funeral and are here for you 24/7.