Aunts are awesome. They can be like a second mom and may be cool or quirky, and can often feel more like a friend than a relative. If you have had an amount that has passed away and want some unique ways to honor her at her service, directors of funeral homes Longview, TX share these ideas.
Did your aunt love to garden? Was she always known for loving a certain plant or flower? If so, consider using seed packets as funeral favors. These seeds could be for her favorite flower or just contain a various mixture of flowers. You could even attach an image of your aunt with the seed packet.
While we are on the subject of flowers, another lovely way to honor your aunt at her funeral is to use her favorite flowers in the décor. This could be using them in the casket spray or adding them in table arrangements or laying them loose on the guest book table.
Making a tribute video to be played during the service is a wonderful way to really get a chance to show off your aunt’s life and personality. Choose photos that show off her hobbies, passions, and attitude about life. Guests will love seeing the video and it may help them to feel closer to your aunt. Even better, post the video online as well. This gives those who cannot attend a chance to also take part in seeing the tribute. You could post the video on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
If your aunt loved a color, such as blue, ask guests to incorporate this color into their outfit for the service. This could be a simple, small pop of color such as a scarf or handkerchief, or you could ask guests to wear the favorite color entirely., the choice is up to you.
This can also be used if your aunt had a favorite sports team as you could ask guests to wear the colors of her favorite team.
Most every service will have a guest book for visitors to sign when they enter the room, but take this a step further and create a memory wall. To do this, you can take pieces of paper and pens, and ask guests to write a found memory of your aunt. Then, when it is done, hang the piece of paper up on the wall. Not only will this be fun for guests to write and then read other’s responses, but it will also create a wonderful keepsake you can get out and re-read for years to come.
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