Planning a Funeral
It is important that a funeral is an appropriate tribute to your
loved one. There is no such thing as a 'typical' funeral and many
of the rituals or traditions that you might associate with funerals
are no longer considered compulsory at modern-day services.
Mourning symbols have grown increasingly rare at modern funerals
and black is no longer considered the only choice for clothing.
Accompanying music is another aspect of the service in which
tradition is making way for personal preference. Pieces of music or
poems that were particularly relevant to the deceased have grown
popular in recent years, though the final selection is usually left
to family members, in consultation with funeral officials.
However you choose to commemorate the life of your loved one, the
most important objective of the service is to ensure that it gives
comfort to family and friends. Above all else, the service should
surround grieving family and friends with a safe and secure
environment in which to express their personal sense of loss. A
funeral service is carried out largely for the benefit of these
survivors and, because of this, is a very important aspect of the
healing process. If this sense of comfort is achieved, the ceremony
will have been a success.
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"Burstows Complete Funeral Care".
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