Make your loved one's service
or ceremony special. See why so many families chose
Shaw-Davis over area funeral service providers. Personalization
at a price that's affordable.
There are several ways to
personalize a loved ones ceremony or service.
a personalized obituary notice. If cost associated with the
newspaper is restricting, have a complete obituary notice
included on memorial folders, the Shaw-Davis' online obituary
site, or present it during the service for someone to read.
personal items or hobby paraphernalia on a table at the visitation,
the ceremony, or the gathering afterwards.
more than one person deliver the eulogy. Ask several people
to share memories and talk about different aspects of the
person who died.
a personalized program for the ceremony. You can include photos,
poems, anecdotes - whatever you like!
children if they would like to write a letter or draw a picture
for the person who died. Their "goodbyes" can then
be placed in the casket alongside him or her. Some caskets
have special drawers to hold such letters or personal keepsakes
flowers that were meaningful to the person who has died A
simple arrangement of freshly cut lilacs, for example, might
a funeral that captures the personality of the person who
died. If he was zany, don't be afraid to use humor. If she
was affectionate, have everyone hug the person next to them
during the ceremony.
At the visitation,
the ceremony, or the gathering, display photos of the person
who died. Music can be played at the visitation, the committal
service and the gathering,a s well as the funeral service
a personalized grave marker, include a poem, a drawing or
a short phrase that defines the person.
times the casket or urn used at the funeral can be personalized
to reflect the hobbies, lifestyles and other interest of your
loved one. Caskets can be customized with special embroidery
on the interior fabrics.
caskets feature unique corner hardward designs that reflect
individual interest (liking golfing, gardening, or fishing),
relationships (like mom or dad), or spirituality.
can be engraved with names, dates of birth and death, and
other special text.
We also offer
"Memorial Tributes": Using your personal collection
of photos, home movies, video clips, newspaper articles, scrapbook
or any sentimental items.
creatively compile a visual remembrance set to music that
can be displayed during the visitation, gathering or funeral
and then shared with loved ones for years to come.
Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Copyright 2003 Batesville
Management Services and Center for Loss and Life Transition.