If your family is spread out all over the country or, worse yet, the world, it can feel or even be impossible to gather everyone together for any type of cremation services in Charleston, IL after a loved one passed away. One of the benefits to cremation is that you can have whatever kind of memorial you want, whenever you want to have it. There are no time limits on honoring your loved one and you can get pretty creative in what you do. Here are a few suggestions for families that just can’t figure out a way to gather in one location:
Host An Online Memorial
There are many different platforms where family members can log in and see one another. If enough people have access to the same thing, you can all gather virtually at the same time. If nothing else, some people can be present by phone. You can speak to one another, share memories, and honor your loved one in a way that gets you all together, even though you are separated by space. Set a time and day that works well and have the memorial in the virtual world.
Set Up A Memorial Website
Since there could be different time zones and schedules involved, even getting together by phone or video conferencing can be tricky for some. For those families, it might be nice to set up a memorial website. Everyone can go there, post pictures, share memories, and check in on what other people are saying when they have the time. The memorial happens for everyone at their own convenience and can go on for as long as you want it to.
Let Everyone Do Their Own
Perhaps your brother lives across the country and wants to have a memorial, but you want one where you live. There’s nothing wrong with doing more than one memorial. Everyone can honor your loved one in their own way. Would being together be better? Perhaps, but if that’s not possible, there’s no way to have too many memorials. Everyone can do their own thing in their own way and bring honor to your loved one.
Share The Ashes
With cremation in place, it’s possible for many members of the family to get a piece of your loved one. This is a great way to honor and memorialize them among people that are spread far apart. You can purchase mini urns for everyone or they can pick out jewelry urns, if they want.
There are plenty of ways you can have cremation services in Charleston, IL for a loved one who has passed on, even if your family is very spread out and can’t find a way to get together. IF you need more ideas and options, the professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd are here to help. Contact us at (217) 234-8828 and we will give you ideas and advice on what might work for you. You can also visit us at 1200 Wabash Ave Mattoon, IL 61938 for a tour or an in-person discussion.