Pre Plan Today


Published: December 19, 2022
by Crestview Funeral Home, Memory Gardens & Cremation

When you decide on cremation services in Gallatin, TN for a loved one, you open the doors to doing whatever you want for their memorial services. There are many different options to consider. You can have a memorial that feels like a funeral and keep things somber and traditional. Or, you can do something completely out of the box and unique. There are no right or wrong ways to honor someone. You have to do what you feel they would want and what your family would appreciate the most. Here are some options to consider.

Enjoy A Celebration In Their Favorite Spot

Whether your loved one spend their mornings in a local coffee shop, walked in a nearby park, or had another favorite spot, you are going to think of them whenever you run across it. You might want to celebrate their life in that spot, wherever it may be. Gather close family and share memories of them. Go for a walk or grab a cup of their favorite coffee. These things can help you to remember them that day, and well into the future.

Create A Time Capsule

There are things that you never want to forget about your loved one and it might be nice to engage guests to whatever type of memorial service you have by creating a time capsule. You can get a container and have everyone put something in. They can bring letters, tokens that remind them of your loved one, pictures, and other such things. You can then commit to coming back to that location in ten years (or whenever you want) to open the capsule and go over the memories again.

Plant A Tree

If your loved one enjoyed nature, or had a favorite type of tree, planning a tree of that kind in their honor is always a nice way to go. You can plant it in a park or on your property. Gather your family together to dedicate the tree to them. As it grows, it will always remind you of them.

Shoot Off Fireworks

For life celebrations, you might want to have an end of the night display to commemorate your loved one. Perhaps they always loved the festivities around the fourth of July, so having fireworks can be a nice way to remember that. The fireworks display could even include a bit of their ashes, if you so choose.

Include Their Pets

If your loved one adored animals, it might feel suitable to include their pets in the service. Or, if they simply loved animals of all kinds, you could create an adoption event with a local animal shelter and try to get as many animals into new homes to honor your loved one in that way.

There are many different things you can do around cremation services in Gallatin, TN and your loved one’s personality and style can help you to decide what direction you want to take to make memorials unique and special. Reach out to our staff now for your funeral plans.



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