Ideas for

Personalizing Your Service

We believe a funeral service should celebrate and honor a life. It is our joy to sit down with a family and help them tell their loved one’s story through highlighting his or her passions, hobbies, and accomplishments. We help them create the most meaningful service that fits within their budget.

Awesome Funeral Personalization Ideas

There are many funeral personalization ideas that you can consider in order to make the funeral service personalized for your loved one. You can personalize a funeral by including specific songs, readings or Bible passages in the funeral program. You could also have photographs of your loved one be displayed in frames on an easel at the funeral home. Even something as simple as having each chair with a different colored ribbon tied around it would work well to set off guests from one another during the funeral service. If you are looking for unique funeral personalization ideas, consider any of these ideas to help make the funeral service special for your loved one.

Meaningful Flower Arrangement

Flowers are part of the funeral and what is good is you can choose what flowers you want to be included in the funeral service. You can have your funeral flowers that are meant to honor your loved one. There are different types of funeral arrangements that you could choose from, but the most popular type is a standing spray. These funeral flower arrangements use stands which makes it stand out. If your loved one likes white roses, you can incorporate them in the flower arrangement.

Displaying Personal Belongings

Another way to personalize the funeral is to display your loved one's personal belongings. You can display their personal belongings or pictures of them. It is a good way to honor your loved one by allowing people to see what they were like when they are still alive. This funeral customization shows how much you love and care for the person who passed away.

Play a Favorite Music

If your loved one has favorite music, you can play it during the funeral. This is a great way to remember and honor your loved ones. It will also help people feel the emotions that are associated with the song. For funeral homes with an available audio system, it is highly recommended that you share a playlist before the service.

Include Special Messages

If you want, you can include special messages in the funeral program or on the funeral home's website. These messages can be about the funeral home, the funeral program or just about how much you miss your passed loved one.

Create A Memorial Website

If you are technologically inclined, it is now possible to create a memorial website for free through some funeral homes websites. This way, people who are not able to attend can still share their condolences online and see pictures of the funeral or memorial service.

Use Scented Candles

Using scented candles can further enhance the service and thus promote healing and closure. Choose candles in colors that are meaningful to your loved one. For example, if they loved the color blue, use blue candles in the funeral or cremation service.

Use a Message Board

Instead of a traditional guestbook, have a message board where people can leave messages for the family. This will give you something to look at after the funeral is over and help keep your loved one's memory alive.

Offer Their Favorite Food or Drinks

Offering your loved one's favorite foods and drinks at the funeral can help people feel close to him or her. You might also include pictures of them with that food, which will invoke memories for those who attend the funeral or burial service.

Give Personal Items as Memorial Gifts

Instead of giving generic memorial gifts like flowers or plants, give items you know were memorable to your loved one. For example, you might give a favorite watch or other personal items. Just make sure it is not overly expensive that you might blow your budget on gifts.

Use a Unique Casket or Vault

There are many caskets available that have wonderful designs and can be personalized. If you are wanting to go a more unique route, there are also vaults that come in many different shapes and sizes. You could even have one made specifically for your loved one.

Arrange for Military Honors

If your loved one has served in the US Armed Forces, arranging for military honors is a wonderful way to personalize the funeral. This can include having an honor guard present, playing Taps, and more. It is best to coordinate with the funeral home regarding military honors.

Take a Moment of Silence

When the funeral starts, everyone should stop and take a moment to remember their loved ones. This can be done with silence or by saying something about them that you would like others to hear.

Add Additional Personal Touches

There are many small things you can do to add a personal touch to the funeral service. You can add your own personal touch with almost every aspect of the funeral service.

If you want to know about how to personalize a funeral for your loved one, please don't hesitate to contact Haben Funeral Home & Crematory at (847) 673-6111, we are always there for you in your time of need.

  • Memory Table

  • Military Honors

  • Unique Music Selection

  • Casket Personalization

  • Distinguished Floral Selection

  • Limousine Service

  • Video Tributes

  • Picture Boards

  • Keepsakes & Remembrance Jewelry

  • Online Remembrance

  • Online Obituaries

  • Remembering with Love