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.

3 Pandemic Inspired Services Funeral Homes Offer To Help You Grieve From A Distance


There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic changed many things. While some of these changes may not be good things, some of these changes also gave birth to new products and services that have made life just a little better or easier. The evidence of this can be seen in many funeral homes. This is because while individuals were unable to come together for traditional funeral services during the height of the pandemic, funeral homes were forced to come up with ways to help people through the grieving process even if they could not physically attend a funeral service. Many funeral homes have chosen to continue offering these pandemic-inspired services. Below you can learn more about three of these services and how they can help you and your family to grieve from a distance. 

#1: Live Streaming Of Funeral Services

During the height of the pandemic, it was simply impossible for many people to physically attend a funeral service due to the restrictions that were placed on large gatherings in many areas. In order to allow individuals to still view the body of a loved one and to say their final goodbyes from a remote location, many funeral homes started offering live streaming services. These services will allow individuals to watch the funeral service from anywhere in real-time. These services have continued to prove incredibly useful for family members who live out of town or who are unable to physically attend the funeral service due to a medical issue of their own. 

#2: Online Guestbooks And Memorial Services

It is quite common for family members and friends to want to share memories they have of a recently deceased loved one. The ability to share these stories can really help with the grieving process. When individuals were unable to share these memories in person, funeral homes began offering online guestbooks and memorial services. These online services allow individuals to sign in to a dedicated page for their loved one and share any stories or anecdotes they may have. Since these online services are often available for an extended amount of time after the funeral service, this can be a very useful tool for many people as they work their way through the grieving process. 

#3: Interactive Video Services

The interactive video services offered by many funeral homes are similar to live streaming services in the fact that they allow for real-time viewing of a funeral service from a remote location. What makes these services unique is that individuals who choose to take advantage of these video services will have the ability to interact with individuals who are attending the funeral service in person. This allows for a truly unique experience for individuals who are physically unable to attend the service but who want the opportunity to express their condolences in person. 

For more information, contact a local funeral home like Carter Funeral Home-Denbigh.


20 September 2022