Tag Archives: celebration of life

A Creative Idea for a Celebration of Life

guitar_funeral_ideaIf your loved one played a musical instrument, consider having friends and family write their sentiments on their favorite instrument. Just provide a Sharpie marker. The instrument then becomes a treasured keepsake. You could also use a drum, violin, bass or any other musical instrument.

Five Uplifting Funeral Songs that Turn a Funeral into a Celebration of Life

The following songs have uplifting lyrics that may relate to the life that your loved one led.

 1. One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey Featuring Boyz II Men

This song  uplifts the spirit with a chorus of  “and I know eventually we’ll be together, one sweet day.” This may bring some peace as family and friends grieve. Continue reading

Unique Funeral Idea to Personalize a Memorial

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Memory stones and memory cards provide a great way to personalize a celebration of life.

Memory tables are popular at funerals and celebrations of life. Why not make the memory table more personalized by adding memorial stones and memorial cards? Funeral guests can take the time to stop by the table and contribute their own memories by writing on the stones and cards.

 

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How I Planned a Memorial Candle Lighting For My Young Friend Forrest

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Forrest (Left) and me before Prom
Forrest Peck 1989-2013

Guest Contributor:  CJ Doherty Age:  23

On February 3, 2013, I lost one of my best friends, Forrest Peck.  Forrest was the first person to offer me his friendship and guidance when I changed schools my senior year of high school.   He died in a car crash at the age of 23.  I got the call from my friend that he had passed and it hit me hard. Continue reading

My Godfather’s Funeral That Touched My Heart

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My Wonderful Godfather
Thomas Kennedy Helm III
1947-2013

Guest Contributor: Gussie Jonckheer age 28

On March 15, 2013 the world lost a true Southern gentleman, Thomas Kennedy Helm III. Thomas was an amazing lawyer and I was lucky enough to have him as my godfather. He unexpectedly passed away at the young age of 66. The moment I found out about his death, I was planning my trip to Louisville, KY to be a part of the Celebration of his Life and what a beautiful celebration it was. Continue reading