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New Funeral Trends: Modern Ways To Honour Your Loved One
Funerals have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. Ancient civilisations believed in an afterlife and performed rituals to prepare the deceased. The Greeks and Romans held public funerals to honour important citizens. In the Middle Ages, funerals were often lavish affairs, with mourners dressed in black and elaborate processions. In the 19th century, funerals became more standardised and embalming techniques were developed. Today, funerals vary widely depending on cultural and religious traditions.
Nowadays we are seeing more and more people choose to celebrate the life of their loved one with more personalised and unique funeral services.
Personalised Funeral Services
Personalised funeral services reflect the unique personality and interests of the deceased. Families can choose to incorporate photos, videos, and other mementos, as well as favourite songs, poems, and readings into the service. The service may even be themed to reflect the loved one's hobbies or interests, such as a sports-themed funeral.
Eco-friendly funerals are becoming increasingly popular as people become more aware of the impact that traditional funerals have on the environment. Modern funeral homes are introducing greener options such as biodegradable coffins, water-based cremations, and natural burials.
The trend of turning ashes into jewellery is becoming increasingly popular as a way to honour and remember loved ones who have passed away. A small amount of cremation ashes is transformed into a piece of jewellery, such as a pendant or ring, allowing individuals to keep a physical reminder of their loved one close to them.
Live streaming a funeral service is not a recent development, however the Covid19 Pandemic has seen this technology become essential for funerals and it continues post pandemic. Live streaming provides an opportunity for those who cannot attend the service to still be part virtually. The family also have a keepsake memory of the funeral for future generations.
More people are choosing to pre-plan their funeral. This ensures their final wishes are carried out, reducing the burden on loved ones, and having the opportunity to make financial arrangements.
As we reflect on the shift towards more individualised and meaningful end-of-life rituals, we look forward to seeing what new funeral trends evolve in the future.
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