Some inspirational ways to celebrate the life of your loved one:

Funeral Carriage

Transport in style – Have your loved one arrive in style, horse drawn, motorcycle, VolksWagon camper van… there are many alternative options to explore.

Storytelling – Unite in Love and Humour – invite friends and family to share their favourite stories about your loved one – the funnier the better! You can invite those attending the service to share some thoughts or anecdotes and these can be prepared beforehand and left at the service venue in a memory box or collection plate. You may decide to make a time capsule.

Arrange a Picnic – or a meal to gather together to raise a glass and to break some bread.

Take Time to Remember – a candle-lighting service (where permitted), bubble or dove release or moment’s silence will be the perfect opportunity for all to remember all the special things about your loved one.

Get Active or Creative – if your loved one had a passion or interest (perhaps singing, amateur dramatics or ornithology!) you could perhaps arrange a display or concert of their favourite thing, or if you’re feeling really adventurous – arrange a group activity for all to get involved, perhaps use this as an opportunity to raise some money for charity or to raise awareness of an illness or condition.

Plant Something – a tree, plant or bulbs, particularly if your loved one was a keen gardener or loved the great outdoors. This can be in a place that people return to remember your loved one. You could organise a memorial bench to sit and reflect.

Celebrating in Style – Black is always the “go to” option, but it does not have to be the only option. When arranging a Celebration of Life, you could encourage people to dress however they’d like, perhaps choose a colour palette – or you could even choose a theme linked to your loved one’s passion or interest.

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