A Fond Remembrance tribute should be as distinctive and extraordinary as it is for the person it is intended. I have found that an essential value for many is to create a personalized tribute that celebrates an individual's life, loves, and special moments. There are many meaningful ways to commemorate someone you love and accomplish this objective.
Keep in mind that a tribute can occur almost anywhere and at any time. For some, the setting would be as endorsed via their religious, cultural, or ethic perception, while others choose to hold the event at an indoor or outdoor location, and yet others choose to hold only an informal event. You choose the option that best reflects your beliefs and the life or interests of your loved one.
A tribute designed to commemorate your loved one may include special items of remembrance reflective of your loved one’s talents, life style, accomplishments, or those things that are held dear to their values that demonstrate the uniqueness of who they are. This may involve photos, special readings, and articles from a personal collection, a well-loved piece of music or even a favorite food. Many have found that when ideals or concepts that represent the person are incorporated within the tribute, it will make for a most effective impact at its presentation, even if the tribute is the simplest of design. From simple to elaborate, the possibilities for sharing special memories are unlimited. By remembering the qualities that made your loved one so unique, you create homage of their life, and by sharing through the involvement of family members and friends, you celebrate their life.
It happened again just the other day. A client came by to express how she was moved to put all of her end-of-life requests in order. She had lost her husband seventeen months before and at that time was totally unprepared to make all the many decisions necessary to create a fitting tribute within such a short amount of time. She had a tremendous respect and love for her children and she did not want them to have to go through this very same experience when she would pass. So we spent a couple of hours together and produced a plan that detailed all of her wishes. As we progressed through the arrangement process you could readily see how she was relieved from the burden of keeping all the information to herself. Now, she could share with her family that what she would like to see happen if and when she were to pass away. My client felt relieved and more complete than she had felt for a very long time. This part of planning her final affairs was over and she left knowing that she was now going to leave her children a gift that would one day become an insurmountable value. Making a plan in advance makes good sense. Fond Remembrance can facilitate you achieving this goal without cost obligation. For more information on pre-arrangement contact us at 714-271-3688 or visit us at WWW.FondRemembrance.com.
Did you know that Fond Remembrance Cremation Services is more than a highly professional, low-cost cremation provider service? We are also intimately concerned about people that are struggling with the mourning process. Currently, we are developing community service symposia that provides help to anyone who seeks understanding of the tasks of morning; the goal of which is to provide knowledge to empower us to better support those within this journey. If you are interested in learning more about how you may volunteer with the development of these programs or are wanting information on attending a workshop on the experience of grief, simply contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
By asking the right questions, comparing prices and services, and making informed decisions, you can make arrangements that are meaningful to your family and control the costs for you and your survivors.
For a Loved One
While making such decisions is difficult at any time, planning in advance for the death of a loved one can relieve you of that responsibility at the time of death, when you may be emotionally vulnerable. Take time now to discuss these matters and find out what your loved ones want. Be sure to put any wishes or requests in writing. This is also a good time to discuss organ donation and donation to medical science.
Planning in advance for your own disposition after death can spare your loved ones the anguish of making difficult decisions while grieving. Shopping ahead of time, getting correct information, and planning in advance allows you to make informed decisions before you purchase, and may save you money. Be sure to discuss your wishes with your family. You may also wish to talk to an attorney about the best way to ensure that your wishes are followed.
Michael Godsey is the founder of Fond Remembrance Cremation Services.