Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5 Ways to Plan a Unique Funeral

Many people make funeral plans long before their departure. Though a difficult situation, we've found that most times, this conversation leads families not only towards a funeral service in NJ that encapsulates a loved one's wishes, but provides deeper understanding of a person's thoughts, bringing family's closer together. Sometimes, we speak with people who are unsure how to make their funeral a unique experience that truly embodies their life-long journey. There are several ways to bring unique qualities to any funeral service in NJ. 

At Bergen Funeral, we strive to help you come to end-of-life decisions that fulfill your requests and leave you satisfied. With Bergen Funeral, your NJ funeral service can be a deeply personal, memorable experience that provides more personal depth while highlighting your unmistakable qualities in an intimate setting. We believe that proper healing after a loss comes in many forms, and a unique funeral service that provides closure while focusing on joyous memories can result in a warm smile when you need one most.

We've listed five unique funeral service arrangements we've found to be touching, inspiring, and truly personal.

Portrait Panting or Professional Photo

There is a reason all the great people in history have famous portraits to match their iconic life. As such, honor the life of a loved one with a special photo displayed at the memorial and given out to patrons. This doesn't have to be the Mona Lisa, but a specially made gift to mourners during the funeral service in NJ could make all the difference in remembering the deceased with dignity.

Give Life as One is Lost

Are you altruistic? Do you find peace in giving? Another idea some are opting for is creating some type of charity or scholarship fund in the name of the dearly departed. This is fantastic way to ensure a legacy is built around giving and also to keep the name fresh on many people's tongues.
Slideshow or Home Movies

An easy way to breathe life into a funeral is by providing a memorial video to play during the funeral service in NJ. Many of our customers made a collage of old home movies and personal photographs to remember the deceased during the best time in their lives. These slideshows can be played throughout the service or during a specially arranged time. A movie or slideshow offers more knowledge about a person and their life, while creating the slideshow or movie itself is a deeply healing experience.

Let it Fly

Another idea many funeral planners are selecting these days is the releasing of something into the air at the close of the service. This can include anything, from white doves and butterflies to balloons. The evening will end on a wonderfully inspiring note, and a positive light on the remembrance of life.

Let it Grow

A tree is an important symbol of life, family, and preservation. Many families are deciding to plant a tree, or trees, in the name of their loved one. Another great idea is handing out small tree seedlings to funeral attendees. A wonderful idea for a loved one who enjoyed nature, the outdoors, and exploration.This unique, eco-friendly NJ funeral service idea incorporates the idea that life moves in cycles and new life is always around the corner. 

For more information about your unique funeral service in NJ, call Bergen Funeral at (800) 262-7901.

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