The loss of a dear friend or loved one is never easy. One way to dampen the blow of sorrow—to mourn effectively while also moving toward healing—is to plan a meaningful memorial and burial service, one that fits the wishes, values, and beliefs of the deceased. Of course, such a service looks different from one family to the next, but many families choose cremation as the most dignified and respectful way to honor their loved ones.
A cremation service can be very meaningful indeed—not just as a way to naturally pay tribute to the dead, but also as a way in which loved ones can gather, unite, grieve, share cherished memories, and even celebrate the life of the departed. A cremation ceremony, with a personalized memorial, is a great way to bring hope and enlightenment to a funeral setting—and we stand ready to guide you through the entire process.
Personalizing the Ceremony
The cremation ceremony is an important way to honor the deceased: To tell the story of your loved one, celebrating his or her life while respectfully acknowledging that he or she has passed on. Memorializing your loved one in a personal cremation service means selecting from various options—traditional or non-traditional services, public or private, celebratory music or respectful solemnity. Whatever kind of service you choose, we will help ensure that it fits with the wishes and the values of the deceased.
Choosing the Cremation Casket or Container
One of the most important steps in planning a cremation service is selecting the cremation casket. This is the vessel in which the life tribute of your loved one will rest—before, during, and after the service. We are happy to provide a variety of styles and many custom-made cremation caskets, to ensure you have an option that tastefully and beautifully pays respects.
For those wishing to have a lasting memento of their time with the loved one, there are many choices available, including personalized jewelry and keepsake options. Memorial urns are available in many styles; these make for cherished tributes in family homes or gardens. There are also memorial options that include crushed flower petals from the service, earth from the ground, and beyond.
To learn more about the cremation and memorialization services that we offer, we invite you to contact Bradshaw-Carter at your earliest convenience.
Personalizing and Customizing the Memorial
To add a heartfelt and individual touch, your loved one’s life story can be woven throughout the ceremony or gathering, and applied to the container, memorial urn and keepsakes you choose. There are numerous unique and meaningful personalization and customization options from which to choose.
As families continue to grow and move throughout the country, they are finding that they want to create lasting, treasured memories of their loved one by sharing portions of the remains in personal mementos or uniquely designed jewelry. There are a number of beautiful options to suit everyone’s tastes – either with matching pieces or with each individual making their own choice.
You may include within these personal memorials a small token of your loved one’s cremated remains, crushed flower petals from the service, earth from the burial site, or nothing at all.
These unique pieces play an important role in the healing process and create personal tributes that last a lifetime.