The funeral profession has changed more in the past five years than it has in the previous fifty. The majority of these changes deal with families wanting to personalize every service as they feel appropriate. Since no two people are alike, we believe that no two funerals should be alike, either. While the traditional funeral meets the needs of some, others find meaning in a personalized and unique funeral service that celebrates their loved ones hobbies and interests. The most important element of a service is that it be expressed in a manner that is as unique as the emotions during this time. We want to make the funeral process as easy on the family as possible and make it a meaningful experience to help them remember their loved one.
We encourage personalization through the use of video tributes, photographic collages, displays of personal memorabilia, and writing of personal notes. Many times families say after the service that deciding on the pictures, music, and memorabilia for these meaningful tributes is one of the more therapeutic parts of the whole process because every picture is a memory.
A video tribute is a series of pictures and favorite music of the deceased that is shown on a big screen television during the visitation and many times even incorporated into the funeral service. The main advantage with a video tribute is that these pictures and music are burned to a DVD and copies of the DVD are given to the family after the service. It is a wonderful way to remember your loved one for many years.
Many families choose to make their own photographic collages or bring in personal items of their loved one. Our funeral home has the tables, racks, and easels to display any items the family may wish displayed. Our funeral home can also print any pictures on the printed material handed out at the service such as memorial folders and service bulletins. We also are able to personalize register books and acknowledgement cards.
With the help of Batesville Casket Company and their personalized caskets, our funeral home is able to offer families the option to personalize their loved one's casket. This includes caskets that have interchangeable corners that include angels, praying hands, deer, fish, roses, military logos, and many other life symbols. We also have casket head panels that symbolize an important aspect of a person's life as well. Many caskets also contain a memory drawer that family members can place pictures or notes in the casket.
Our funeral home participates in Batesville's Living Memorial Program, which involves planting a tree in memory of your loved one. With every Batesville casket, urn or cremation container purchased, Batesville arranges for a tree seedling to be planted in selected woodlands throughout the world. More than just a fitting tribute, this program provides for trees that shelter our wildlife, reduce water and wind erosion, and contribute to the purity of the air we breathe. It's a way to honor your loved one with a lasting memorial while helping the environment. The Living Memorial program helps ensure that future generations will know the beauty of a green planet - a lasting legacy to a life well lived.