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The Ceremony of Life

The Ceremony of Life

Although no one likes to contemplate his or her own death, it is important to discuss each others’ wishes for a celebration of life. And, it can make for a very interesting and fun conversation.

A celebration of life is held after the burial or cremation of the deceased. It normally occurs a few days after the person passes or up to several weeks later. Some people choose to have a celebration of life on the anniversary of the death of the deceased by their tree.

A celebration of life service is a type of end-of-life ceremony where people come together to celebrate the unique life of the deceased as a new beginning ... We always enjoy working together with families in planning a celebration of life for their loved one.

 

There are no set guidelines or rules to follow when planning a celebration of life service, although it typically is what you and your family are most comfortable with presenting. A religious officiant can preside over the service, which typically lasts for about an hour to 90 minutes.

We require every guest who will attend the ceremony to dress in clear colors such as white or pastel colors which represents the new beginning... While planting the tree, We offer many options all including the planting a tree in honor to your loved one:

Lift Off an Eco-friendly Sky Lantern

Turn Some of Their Ashes Into Fireworks

Create a Quote Board

Create Kites

Put Their Name Amongst the Stars

Music with an instrument or song of your choice

Decorate a Memorial Tree

Readings and Speeches

Throw a Pot-Luck Celebration of Life

Food and Drinks

Plan a Destination Celebration of Life Party

We are open to any requirements and wishes for the best planning.

Afterglow

 

“I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.

 

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles
when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times
and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun;

Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.”

– Helen Lowrie Marshall

FACT...

In 2019, most people have a unique perspective on how they would like their lives memorialized. From pub crawls to luaus on the beach to dance parties or a day of scrapbooking, planning a celebration of life can be a satisfying way to find joy in times of grief. Most people are more receptive to talking about a celebration of life by nature of the phrase itself. It makes us sad to think of our loved ones grieving our death versus celebrating it. After my death, I’d like to think that I put smiles on their faces because they are sharing funny stories, enjoying my favorite meal, or soaking in the beauty of my favorite beach. These conversations are both important and necessary. We may, indeed, discover that our loved one prefers a traditional funeral or both a funeral and celebration of life. However, we will never know unless we ask.