How To Make A Closed Casket Funeral More Personal

There may be some circumstances in which an open casket funeral cannot be held. For a variety of reasons, people choose to keep their caskets closed. These services are offered quite often, but they tend to be less popular because they are less tailored to an individual's needs. Most people lack the ability to see their loved ones and say their last goodbyes because closed caskets prevent them from doing so. If there is no other option, consider including these personal touches in a closed casket service in funeral homes in Acworth, GA

Use Photos 

In lieu of opening the casket, photographs can be inserted to let loved ones pay their respects. The casket can also display one or more photos of the deceased. The number of photos is up to you. Collages of photos can also be created by members of the family to be displayed at the funeral. Attendees will feel close to the deceased during a memorial service and get some closure. Adding something personal and unique to the services is a great way to be creative. You can collaborate with other friends and family members to put together the best photos or collages you want to display at the memorial service. 

Play A Video 

Among the many special moments captured by video are those with family and loved ones. In addition to slideshows of deceased photos, a video can be created by compiling clips from various video sources. Guests can relax and reflect on their memories while watching the video during the funeral service. Those who wish to keep the DVD in memory of their loved ones may also copy it for their benefit.  Sometimes it is exactly what people desire to have something to remember the deceased by. It is understandable that some people wish they had something to remember the deceased by. 

Offer Eulogies 

A few words of eulogy can make every attendee feel connected to the deceased. It can be fun to reminisce about the deceased, or to relate a funny incident. The card also reminds the recipient of all the fun times they had with their friends. Further, you can also share stories, sing, and read with others. You might want to start this process in advance so you won't have to deal with everyone trying to tell their story and you can focus on just a few. It’s best to keep the stories short but also allow everyone to say what they need to say so they can get closure. 

Closed casket services can be personalized in a number of ways at funeral homes in Acworth, GA. It is important to consider many factors, but the suggestions above are several to keep in mind. Asking friends and family members for their recommendations may also be helpful. If you need assistance planning a funeral, let us know. You don't have to open the casket closed, we will be happy to assist you with making a decision about it. When you are trying to figure out how to plan your loved one’s closed casket funeral and still make it special and personal, be sure to reach out ot us for some help.