Record Your Loved One’s Memorial Service
One of the cremation services offered in Sun City, AZ includes a DVD recording of the funeral or memorial service for your loved one. Funeral and memorial services are an important experience for family and friends who have lost someone they love and care about.
Funeral and memorial services provide comfort, and support for the mourners. They also provide an emotional outlet for grief through the shared connection with others who are experiencing the loss of your loved one.
Memorial and funeral services have changed a lot in the last several decades. While some funeral services are still more somber and passive, memorial services have become more casual and are more focused on remembering your loved one’s life. Funeral or memorial service videos give you a permanent record of the services, so they fulfill some unique purposes.
Funeral and memorial service videos capture unheard stories about your loved one. Many people who may not know each other attend these services because they are connected by their love or care for your loved one.
As people speak during the service, everyone there becomes connected to events they may not have firsthand knowledge about. Additionally, it is very common for families to hear stories they’ve never heard about their loved ones from work colleagues or other groups of people they may not have been involved with to the degree that their loved one was. By capturing these stories on DVD, your family has a great way to relive good memories in moments where grief may be particularly intense.
Most memorial and funeral services now include a slideshow tribute to a deceased loved one as part of the service. Old and new photos are displayed, with a music soundtrack playing, that tell in pictures the story of your loved one’s life. These tributes are included on the memorial or funeral service video and it can be comforting to see them on occasion, months or years after your loved one has died.
Another interesting feature of funeral and memorial services is they often include stories of the same event told by different people who were there. This gives you a three-dimensional perspective of your loved one because each person remembers different things and these stand out in each person’s mind as being most relevant to that one event.
Listening to these different angles of the same story can create a lasting memory of who your loved one was in a way you may not have seen them before. If family relationships were tense or strained, these may bring a restoring effect because it broadens understanding and creates greater empathy and compassion.
Funeral or memorial service videos can help heal families as well. Families seem to be more fractured now than ever, if by nothing more than location. Most children leave home and often never return even to the same town, while some children may remain close by parents.
The children who are away may marry someone their families don’t know. They may also have educational and career opportunities that keep them, not only separated physically, but also incredibly busy, which translates to very little time spent with family back home.
If parents get sick, the children nearby usually provide caregiving, which can create some strain in their relationships with their remote siblings. By sharing the experience of the memorial or funeral service and then getting together on a special occasion each year and watching the video of the service, those rifts and fractures may begin to heal.