A Celebration of Life, Not a Mourning of Death
Remember them as they were
A traditional funeral service with black suits and quiet church music and people gathered around a casket or urn, is okay for some, but it is not favorable for many people. Sometimes mourning a life just doesn't feel right. Life should be celebrated. It is a special day when people who loved a person gather together and celebrate their life, happily, and remember the person as they were...alive, and vibrant.
Each person is different - has different passions and different loves - so why should every funeral be the same? Look to their life for ideas on how best to celebrate it.
Planning a Celebration of Life, A Simple Guide for Turning a Memorial Service into a Celebration of Life
If you are planning a celebration of life rather then a somber funeral, you will want to pick up this book. It tells you all you need to know.
This book is full of unique and creative Life Celebration ideas that will help you creat a memorable and personalized celebration. Including: Activities like dove releases and candle lighting ceremonies, remembrance poem and song collections, flowers, food and drink ideas, parting gifts, remembering and coping ideas, a guide to scattering remains, 10 ideas for creating a memorial to keep the memory of your loved one alive.
View some celebrations honoring the lives of loved ones.
Dealing Creatively With Death: A Manual of Death Education and Simple Burial
Now in its 14th edition, this classic book has sold more than 300,000 copies in earlier editions. It is a small encyclopedia on death-related problems; social, emotional, philosophical and practical. It is written simply and sensitively, drawing substantially on direct experience. It is thoroughly updated from previous editions. Topics include Death Education; Living with Dying; Bereavement; The Right to Die; Simple Burial and Cremation; Funeral Consumer Organizations; Death Ceremonies; and How the Dead can Help the Living.
Concentrate on how they lived, not on how they died
Remember The LIFE They Had
Sometimes death is a sudden tragedy, and sometimes it is a long expected one. Do not let the death of a person impede on the circumstances of their memorial. Celebrate their LIFE.
Celebration of Life Links - Sites to help you plan your Memorial Celebration
- The Funeral - A Celebration of Life
Funeral - A Celebration of Life?
- Unique Funeral Ideas: Planning a fitting celebration of a young man's life
When a young man without religious affiliation died suddenly, his family created a celebration that accurately shared highlights of his life
- Celebration of Life Stories
Celebrating the life of a loved one is a deeply personal opportunity. Today there are so many ways to truly express who that was. What was their life was like? What did they valued most.
- How to Plan a Memorial Service: Planning a Celebration of Life Service or Memorial Ceremony
A Memorial Service is a unique way to honor the memory of a loved one who has died, to express love and affection and most of all to Celebrate a Life.
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Not sure you can celebrate?
If you are not sure whether you can celebrate, then you need to come to grips with the fact that death will come. It is inevitable. It may be sudden, or well foreseen. Either way, death is a time to remember life. If you think you will not make it though a celebration of life memorial, or you need to help someone else who is not ready, pick up one of these books, to help you through.
because it's over.
Smile because it happened."
Final Celebrations: A Guide for Personal and Family Funeral Planning
He Was a Good Man, But Now He's Gone - by M. Ward
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