Unique Additions for Your Loved One’s Services

Published: January 16, 2023
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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One of the most common questions that we hear as directors of funeral homes in Medina, TN. is how to make services extra special. While it is true that for most services, there is a standard order and flow to the event. However, there are a number of ways to add a little something extra to the service to make it stand out and unique for your loved one. Here are some of our top favorite ideas.

Have a Butterfly Release

Releasing butterflies at the end of a graveside service can be a beautiful and moving tribute for your loved one. It can also provide a visual representation of their spirit being carried off to heaven.

Butterfly releases are becoming more common for many events and as such, are becoming easier to organize as well as acquire the butterflies. Many companies online will ship the butterflies right to your home or location. They will also provide containers for the butterflies to be kept in during the service. These containers can be individual for each guest to have and release one butterfly, or families can choose larger containers to hold and release multiple butterflies at once.

Release Doves

Along the same idea of the butterfly release is having a dove release. While commonly seen at weddings, this idea is growing in popularity when it comes to funerals. You can typically find a local company or one online that will have the doves and help assist you during the release.

Get Children Involved

If the deceased had many grandchildren, some families may wish to get them involved. These grandchildren could recite a poem or sing a song. It is important to note that while this can make a wonderful addition to a service, things like the ages and maturity levels of the children should be taken into account. Some children may not be emotional ready to handle such a task.  

Share Memories

A wonderful way to honor the deceased is to have guests share their favorite memory about them at the service. This could be done as the services concludes and guests could take turns one-by-one recounting their favorite tail.

It is good to let guests know about this ahead of time so that they can have time to think about which favorite memory they would like to share. This will ensure that everyone who wishes to can get a chance to speak and that this portion of the service moves along smoothly.

Personalize the Funeral Favor

Funeral favors are trinkets or gifts that the family provides guests who attend the services. These could be given out at the funeral or graveside service and often times include things like prayer cards. 

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However, this is a perfect opportunity to personalize the service and make it unique for your loved one. Instead of handing out a typical funeral favor, think about what our loved one liked and have a favor that coordinates with this. For example, did they love to bake? You could hand out a cookie cutter with their favorite cookie recipe attached. If they loved to garden you could have out seed packets.

If you would like more information on services from funeral homes in Medina, TN. or how we can customize your loved one’s services, give us a call or come by and meet with our compassionate staff.

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