Personal and meaningful
We believe in honoring your loved one through celebrations that are personal and provide a healing experience for family and friends. Celebrations of life can be held for burial or cremation to help honor a life well lived.
From traditional ceremonies to unique celebrations, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you plan the perfect event.
Thoughts for your loved one, in the form of balloons, float into the sky together.
Join together for a peaceful, healing moment to release white doves.
A gift for generations, plant a tree to honor your loved one.
Give your veteran loved one the respect deserved with veteran funeral benefits.
Personalizing a Celebration
The purpose of a funeral is to provide a way of commemorating a life and bringing together friends and family. We aim for our celebrations to be a time for sharing memories and remembering your loved one through music, stories, and capturing the nature of their spirit.
The most important thing to keep in mind when creating a celebration is that it should be reflective of your loved one. While religious elements may play a part, it should also include stories about the person’s life that help everyone recapture and revisit their own memories. Sometimes this is best accomplished by having friends or family members share their reflections as part of the service. Some people personalize the service with special music (which may be religious or non-religious). Others bring in pictures to have at the service. Sometimes favorite things that belonged to the deceased are integrated into the ceremony such as sports memorabilia, golf clubs or even a motorcycle.
The goal is to give a true sense of who this person was. There is nothing wrong with telling funny stories about the person who died: a funeral recognizes the sad occasion of a death, but can include humor. Unique celebrations include decorating to display their passion project, bringing in your loved one’s private art collection to be on display, or as simple as a memory box to allow attendees to share their favorite story of the life being commemorated.
When you combine the thrill of a wedding with the emotions of parting farewell, what do you get? That’s what I’m talking about: a memory tree. The concept is simple: everyone in attendance writes down their fondest memories and tales about the person who has died, then attaches them to one or more leaves (or even paper butterflies) and hangs them on a tree. This is a particularly good idea for memorials since it provides guests something tangible to take home with them after commemorating the life of a loved one. It also allows family members to share treasured recollections with friends and relatives who may not have known your loved one.
A memorial tree is a common idea at funerals. Guests can pay their respects to the departed by hanging tags with their recollections of the deceased on a real or fake tree. To create a personalized memorial to the departed, select from a variety of tree species and tag styles.
What Is a Memory Tree for Celebration of Life?
A memory tree is an act of memorabilia that commemorates life. It can be anything from photos, drawings or even something as simple and small keychains with markings on them where they were given at events by loved ones during happier times in someone’s past lives so it’s never forgotten about again when reflecting upon these moments afterwards for what made you who you are now today.
It’s a great way to picture events of your old memories and feel all the positive thoughts one had for it so they never become negative again. As you look upon them, all those good times will come flooding back to you! It gives meaning to why we do things and show our loved ones how much they mean to us too.
Why Have a Memory Tree for a Funeral or Celebration of Life
A memory tree is a beautiful and thoughtful way to celebrate life. Having your loved ones remembered in this manner will be an amazing keepsake for you, as well as everyone else who has ever shared their stories with them over time!
The Memory Tree allows people across all walks of life – including those whose memories are passed on by generations before us–to respectfully commemorate the relationships which make up our lives story. A living memorial where they can gather around at any given moment knowing that someone’s thoughts, words, and memories are being preserved.
With a memory tree, you can be completely open and vulnerable about your loved ones’ stories and share them with the world! And also share your own story as well.
Reach out to the staff at Brunswick Memorial Home if you plan on setting up a memorial tree for a loved one.
We can create personalized stationery for your loved one.
Let us create a touching DVD helping friends and family relive special memories.