When a loved one passes on, the first thing you have to do is hire a funeral home and decide whether you want traditional services or cremation services Alachua, FL. If you go with cremation, there are plenty of benefits to that process. First of all, it costs a lot less so you can take care of needs on a budget. You might have money left over that you can use on a memorial, on a permanent memorial, or for a charitable donation. Memorial services can be whatever you want them to be. While they can be formal and feel like a funeral, they can also be casual and more of a celebration of something your loved one liked to do. Here are some options for activities you might consider, depending on your loved one.
Watch A Movie
Did your loved one stop on a certain movie every time they were flipping channels and it happened to be on? Was there something they watched every year without fail? Perhaps a film they could quote along with the actors? You might want to watch that movie and remember all of the times you watched it with your loved one. Have your family over, pop some popcorn, and enjoy something that brought them so much joy in their lifetime.
Take A Nice Walk
If your loved one wanted to stay in shape and they used walks as one way to do that, perhaps taking a nice walk with your family can feel like a good way to honor your loved one. You can take on their route with the family dog and your other family members. Share stories of the things that they saw as they walked that route and make a promise to get together and take that walk every so often.
Visit A Favorite Store
When your loved one needed a new pair of jeans or a shirt for a special occasion, they went to a certain store to get that item. You can take your close family members and friends and look through the racks. Point out things your loved one would have bought had they been there with you. You can get some things for each other or, just buy a few items to donate to a charity in their honor.
Do A Craft
Your loved one had a whole closet dedicated to crafts and the items they used for their art. Get the family together, set up some tables, and lay out the various items your loved one collected over the years to create designs. Do a specific craft, finish some things they started, or try to duplicate things they did in the past. It can be a fun, creative way to honor someone special.
When you choose cremation services in Alachua, FL for a loved one, you can honor them with any kind of memorial service you want at any time you want to do so. The professionals at Milam Funeral and Cremation Services have plenty of ideas and suggestions.