Planning A Beautiful Service

When my grandmother passed away, I was astonished to learn that I had been named the executor of her estate. After splitting up her belongings amongst my aunts and uncles, I turned my attention to planning her funeral. I didn't know where to start. Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent funeral home that understood how to help people plan beautiful memorial services. It was amazing to go through the process of planning the music, the speakers, and even the set-up of the room. This blog is all about planning gorgeous memorial services for the people that you love so that you aren't left grappling with difficult decisions.

How To Say Goodbye To Your Beloved Dog


If your dog has passed away, you and other members of your family are probably mourning the loss of a beloved family member. Even though time is probably the best healer, saying goodbye in a special way will also help to mend broken hearts. Here are some ideas that might help you at this difficult time.

Let Each Person Express Feelings - Part of the healing process might be just getting to share memories of your dog. It would be helpful to have your family gather together and let each person tell a story about time shared with your pet, or to tell which characteristics made your dog special. Another good idea is to give everybody a sheet of paper and ask family members to write a letter to your dog, expressing everything that is important to share. If your kids need suggestions, remind them that they can thank your pet for always being excited to greet you when you came home, for times when your pet cuddled when there was a disappointment, and how your pet always made your family laugh. If you have little ones who don't write yet, ask them to color a picture of them with their dog buddy.

Have A Burial Service - No matter where you bury your precious pet, it will be helpful to have a funeral service for him. Make sure each family member feels included by asking one person to give an opening prayer, another to lead the family in singing songs like I've Got A Friend In You or All Things Bright And Beautiful, and asking somebody to read a dog poem like A Little Dog That Wags His Tail by Emily Dickinson or The Little Dog's Day by Ruperb Brooke. Again, this would be a good time to ask family members if they want to share tender or funny stories about times spent with your family pet.

Purchase A Headstone - There's something very sweet about getting to go back to your pet's place of burial to pay a visit. And, having a headstone will just add the feeling that you cared enough to mark his final resting place. Buying a headstone made especially for dogs would be a good idea. You can even have a picture of your dog on the headstone. Adding his name, birth and death dates, and a tribute would also be good. Think of messages like Devoted Friend, Beloved Buddy or Always In Our Hearts. Granite headstones will last for a very long time and they are very affordable.

Giving each person in your family a framed picture of your dog to keep close by will also help. To find out more, speak with someone like Maurice Moore Memorials.


30 November 2015