Writing Your Own Funeral Service for a Loved One
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Writing Your Own Funeral Service for a Loved One

Hi, my name is Crystal, and I love tradition and ritual, but I also love novel things and creating something special just for one person. When my mum died a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to write her funeral service – not just my eulogy, but the whole service. I wanted to tie in traditional elements as well as Bible verses and poems that she loved, but I also wanted something that was just for her and her alone. I learned a lot through that experience. If you have lost a loved one, I extend you my sympathy. I know how that feels, and I want to help with the funeral service. This blog has ideas and tips for writing your own service as well as a range of other things. I hope it helps.


Writing Your Own Funeral Service for a Loved One

3 Qualities to Pay Attention to When Choosing the Right Funeral Home

Minea Pesola

No one wants to experience any trying times in life. However, such times are often inevitable, especially when a family loses a loved one. During this time, grief is almost unbearable, but the family members have to mourn their loved one and organise a decent funeral service for them. And for the bereaved family to do it better, it should find a reputable funeral home, where the deceased is preserved as they organise the funeral service. Finding the right funeral home isn't easy, but here are three qualities you should consider when looking for one. 


A funeral home should embrace dignity and respect. These two cardinal values usually determine how reputable a funeral home is. You can easily tell whether the funeral home you chose is the right one for your loved one depending on how it handles the remains of the deceased. 

A good funeral home knows that the only way to offer the bereaved comfort is by treating their loved one with dignity. Everyone needs this assurance when taking their loved one to a funeral home. As a way to show dignity to the deceased, a funeral home should offer quality body preservation and hygiene.


Most people define a funeral home based on the values it upholds. Honesty is one of the core values a reputable funeral home should have. Everyone wants a funeral home that they can trust when going through bereavement. In fact, most people are at peace when they know the deceased is in hands they can trust. 

An honest funeral home shouldn't just list the kind of funeral services it offers, but it should go ahead and provide them, even without a family member to supervise things. 

Counselling Services

Losing a loved one is usually a huge psychological blow. The grief is sometimes so much that only comforting words can help relieve it. So, finding a funeral home that offers quality counselling services can be a plus to the bereaved family. The counselling or psychological support provided in a funeral home helps it to accept the reality of what has happened. It also helps the family members to be hopeful that the deceased has found the rest they needed and that they have started a new and better life.

So, if you are looking for a funeral home for a loved one, ensure you choose the right one. Of course, you may not know which funeral home is the right one for you if you don't pay attention to its attributes or qualities. Any of the reputable funeral homes should uphold dignity and honesty and offer quality counselling or psychological support.

To learn more, contact a funeral home