Perhaps your loved one was an introvert and didn’t like being the center of attention. After you have cremation services in Westbury, NY for them, you might want to honor them in some way, but you feel that something small and intimate would be best to suit their personality and final wishes. There are plenty of nice things you can do for your loved one, even if you don’t open the services to the public. Here are a few ideas.
A Traditional Memorial Service
Even if you want to just invite family and a few close friends to keep things small, you can still have a traditional memorial service that feels similar to a funeral. You can have the service in a smaller room at the funeral home so your family doesn’t feel overwhelmed by a space that is too large. You can have a eulogy, readings, music, and whatever else you want to be involved in the service, just with a smaller group of people.
Host A Celebration Of Life
If you feel like your loved one wouldn’t want you to mourn and grieve too much over them, you might want to have a celebration of life to remember the good times you had with them instead of thinking about their death too much. You could have a picnic in the park with your immediate family, a gathering for desserts at someone’s home, or anything else you can think of that your loved one would appreciate. These events can be small and intimate and still mean a lot to those involved.
Allow Separate Services
If you want to keep things small right now to keep your family members safe from getting illnesses, you can have a small service of your own, but encourage other family members to have small services of their own as well. Everyone can have a memorial and that’s just fine. Family can share what they have done with one another to encourage and support each other through the process. Maybe you have your loved one’s ashes so you can have a scattering ceremony while another family group can go to that location later and simply share stories about your loved one. The options are endless and having smaller, separate services can bring a lot of honor to your loved one in many different ways.
It can be hard to arrange cremation services in Westbury, NY, and then figure out what type of memorial service you want to have for your loved one. The professionals at Roslyn Heights Funeral Home are here to go over the options with you to help you make those decisions. Remember, when you choose cremation, you are able to put memorial services on whatever timeline you want. You don’t have to do anything right away if you don’t want to, though you can. You can give yourself more time to think things over and arrange whatever you want for your family at any time in the future. It’s important to get what you need from the process, whatever that might be.