Funerals are a means of honoring the life of a loved one. Funerals give friends and loved ones a chance to remember the fond memories shared with the dearly departed. This sharing provides a chance to express just how important that life was.
Funerals and Personality
If the above statements are true, then shouldn’t your funeral reflect your personality? How can a funeral reflect your personality if your funeral is planned along the tried and true, traditional lines?
If your funeral is meant to honor your life, then the funeral should be planned according to your personality. And, I’m not just talking about your favorite flower or song. Personality goes way beyond “Amazing Grace” played on the bagpipes.
Personalized Funerals are the New Thing
If you are planning your funeral (so that you’re sure that it goes according to your wishes), then you should consider a themed, personalized funeral. A themed funeral can be customized to express your unique personality. If you’re loved ones are going to remember you for riding a motorcycle, why not a motorcycle- themed funeral?
The decorations at your funeral can be designed around your theme. Whether it’s your favorite basketball player, favorite hobby, or even your favorite Disney movie (these have all been legitimate themes for actual funerals, by the way), you can customize the decorations of your funeral to match your tastes. And what about the importance of flowers for a funeral. This trend is way more than picking a floral array!
What to Be Buried In
The traditional burial clothes are either a dress or a suit. The idea was to have the deceased dressed in their best clothes. There are even lines of designer burial clothes. They allow you to have grandma looking elegant for her funeral, while making it easier on the funeral home because they are especially made with burial in mind. But, does the Sunday suit really express your personal style?
When planning your funeral, choose clothes that you like to wear now while you’re living. If it’s a leather jacket, request to be buried in your leather jacket. It could even be your favorite Star Wars t-shirt. Nothing expresses personality like clothing styles. Don’t leave the choice of burial clothes up to someone else that doesn’t get your style. Pick out your own burial clothes and let your loved ones know your wishes.
You currently decorate your home to suit your own personal décor tastes, don’t you? You should do the same for your choice in coffin. Don’t let someone else choose a coffin for you just because they think it’s elegant. What if you don’t like elegant? Your coffin is going to be your eternal resting place, your new home, if you will. You should choose a coffin that expresses your personality, just as you would choose burial clothes or decorations.
You could go with a personalized casket that includes several of your pictures on the exterior of the lid. Or, if you’re a sports fan, choose a casket that has the logo of your favorite team on it. Maybe you’re a guitarist. You can have a guitar painted on the outside of your casket. It doesn’t really matter what you’re into. It matters that your casket expresses who you are as a person. This is how your loved ones will remember you. Shouldn’t your casket reflect that?
The “Traditional” Funeral Is a Thing of the Past
Who would’ve ever thought of funerals as trendy? Well, they are. If a funeral is meant to celebrate the life of a loved one, then the funeral of that loved one should express his or her personality. This is new funeral. The solemn, polished funerals of yesteryear are a thing of the past.