A celebration of life service is an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to a loved one while saying goodbye in a personal way. There are many different ways you can honor your loved one and his or her legacy. By holding a celebration of life separate from the funeral, you can ensure an event that reflects the life your loved one lived.
Just as each person is unique, each celebration of life service is distinctive. As you explore ideas for a service, consider what the deceased would enjoy, but also what the attendees will enjoy and what will meet their emotional and spiritual needs.
While a funeral has more to do with the orderly and often spiritually-defined; a celebration of life is more concerned with telling the story of the deceased. Celebrations of life are just that: a time people come together to celebrate the personality and achievements of the deceased.