Consecrating the Perfect Memorial for the Perfect Loved One
A memorial service is a service in commemoration of a deceased. It usually takes place after the burial or in other words, done without the body present. Mostly, it happens 40 days after or the deceased person’s death anniversary. Its sole purpose is to remember and celebrate the dead’s life rather than mourn. Unlike a funeral, a memorial service doesn’t require rigidness or silence. It can be fun, relaxed, and creative – all ensuing a source of comfort for the ones left behind – a perfect memorial.
Memorial services can be held at a home, in school, in the workplace, or wherever locations of significance to the family. Before it begins, guest books are usually asked to be filled in to record the guests and the ones present at the service. This will be useful to the family when they send out “Thank You” cards. Flowers are also a staple ornament in the service to mirror the funeral as well as refreshments. However, drinking of alcohol is abundantly prohibited. Memorial services are done to celebrate the life of the dead and not to turn it into a club or pub. That is how, if not perfect memorial services, but an ideal one occurs.
It has been said that memorial services began at the advent of important public officials’ sudden deaths. Communities and others not related to such politicians rendered the service popular that is why it is now being followed by many. There is really no formula for a perfect memorial. These are just some points to ponder for your ideal memorial service.