Choosing a direct cremation for a deceased loved one doesn’t mean that you can’t hold a memorial to honor their life at some point in the future. There are many reasons why you and your loved ones might opt for direct cremation over traditional earth burial for one of your own who has passed away. Here are some tips to make a memorial all the more special following cremation services in Belle Plaine, MN.
Give Attendees Seed Cards
The deceased more likely than not had hobbies and special interests. Was one of them gardening? If so, it can be a fitting gesture to honor their memory by providing everyone in attendance with seed cards. Be sure to choose flower or plant varieties that are suitable for the geographies where the attendees live. You can either choose seeds that represent favorites of the deceased or choose seeds that convey a special significance. If there aren’t many gardeners who will attend the memorial, you might want to go with tree seedlings instead. They will require much less care and will leave a grow into a more lasting tribute.
Give Away Books
Did the deceased love nothing more than to tuck into a good book while reclined on the sofa or while sitting in their favorite lazy boy chair? There’s a good chance that they left behind a horde of great books. Rather than allow those books to collect dust on the shelves, why not pick out some of them and present them in a gift bag for people who attend the memorial? Do you have a family member who always admired how the deceased had prepared the best peach cobblers? Why not present this admirer with the cookbook containing this and other mouth-watering desserts? Consider the interests of the memorial attendees and find appropriate books that they might appreciate. It’s definitely a great way to repurpose some of their possessions.
Make a Memory Board
One way to personalize things is to create a memory board. Staple or tack pictures on the memory board to create a collage. Did the deceased love to write poetry? Select some of their best work and include that as well. The same thing goes with any pictures that they took if photography was one of their special interests. You can also include cards for attendees to write down their own personal messages to be added to the memory board.
These are just a few ideas that can make the memorial service extra special following the Belle Plaine, MN cremation services. At Scott County Cremation, we offer direct cremation options to grieving families looking for a cost-effective, straight-forward, and compassionate way to say goodbye to a loved one. You can get in touch with us today at (952) 402-9000 for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also feel free to stop by our office at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 to talk to someone in person. Whether by phone or in person, be sure to reach out when you need to plan a body disposition.