End of a relationship is always a depressing moment. If that relationship is ended due to passing away of a family member, then it is the painful and disturbing time for the family, relative and close friends. It is hard to digest the fact that the bond shared with the deceased, is gone forever. Only sweet memories are left behind to think of them and relive those moments.
The end of a relationship is always a depressing moment. If that relationship is ended due to passing away of a family member, then it is the painful and disturbing time for the family, relative and close friends. It is hard to digest the fact that the bond shared with the deceased, is gone forever. Only sweet memories are left behind to think of them and relive those moments.
Funeral and commemorative programs are organised to pay homage to the departed soul. They pay tribute to the reminiscences the deceased have left for us.
There are some myths regarding funeral that need to be addressed.
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- Cremation turns the body to ashes: Cremation process brings down the body to fragments of bones through heat induction, and then those fragments are powdered like sand.
- Embalming is a legal requirement: It is not required under any condition within 24 hours. However, refrigeration could be a better option if burial is getting delayed.
- Embalming preserves forever: It preserves the body for a week. The body will decompose after seven days even, after embalming.
- Cremation is the only environmentally friendly option: No, many alternatives are available such as ‘green burial’, where the body is not embalmed and buried in a bio-degradable casket.
What is the Celebration of Life?
It is a concept gaining popularity over time. It is organised to recollect the memories of the dead joyfully. It is usually held after the burial or cremation processed is completed. Hence the affected family and friends have more time to craft creative ways to cherish those moments their loved one has left behind.
Relative, family members and friends come together to celebrate the blissful memories and achievements of their loved ones. As the name suggests, this event is more of a celebration rather than mourning. What may seem unsuitable for a funeral or memorial service can be adequate at the celebration of life.
Core Difference between Funeral & Memorial Service Program
Every grieving family has a different way of honouring their deceased loved one. Many families still prefer to have a well-organized funeral service program. So they can see their late member for one last time before he/she is laid to rest eternally.
Cremation is becoming a well-liked way to put the departed one to rest in peace. When families opt for cremation, they usually organise a memorial service or celebration of life events.
The main difference between funeral service and memorial service is the body of the deceased. In the funeral service program, the body is there for family and peers to see and pay tribute to their loved one for the last time before burial. Whereas, in memorial service, everything is similar to the funeral, but the body is not present.
Memorial service occurs after the remains are put to rest, hence giving them more room for creativity and planning of the service.
Having funeral or memorial service in an organised way shows your compassion towards your loved one who departed from this world. Your chosen service should reflect the most creative way of paying tribute to them. Take advice from or hire professionals to make your loved one’s last ride a memorable one.