At most funeral homes, these services are considered extras, but we believe so strongly in what we do here that we consider them the basics. That is why we offer these services to every family we care for.
FAMILY FOLLOW-UP SERVICE
We continue caring for your family long after the services are completed. In the next few weeks, one of our representatives will be calling you to set up a meeting to provide you with information regarding probate, estate planning, senior support materials, and other important information. They will also deliver a keepsake dome containing hand-selected flowers from your floral tributes, which have been carefully preserved and arranged for you.
ONLINE MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AND CONDOLENCES
We will place the newspaper notice, a picture, and/or an extended life story onto our website to allow your family and friends to read the notice online and e-mail their condolences to the funeral home. We will print those condolences and add them to your guest register book for a permanent tribute. You may also opt to allow other family and friends to post photos of their own for all to share.
We will use the favorite picture you have selected to display in our frames by the register station. Copies will then be given to you to bring home to frame and hang in a special place.
CARING NOTES AND CARING VOICES
Caring notes is a collection of nearly 50 pre-written letters on disc designed to assist you in notifying businesses and organizations of a person’s death. If you would like, we will print these letters for you and bring them to the family follow-up appointment. Caring Voices provides your entire family access to a 24-hour grief support helpline.
Please bring us 30-50 favorite pictures, either in loose photo form and/or digital and we will scan them in to create a tribute video to be shown during the visitation or gathering service, or as a private remembrance for your family. If you would like them to appear in a particular order, simply place a number on the back. We can also link the video to the web so other family and friends can see it and get copies of pictures, if desired.
Following the services, we will deliver the floral arrangements to your homes, any churches, nursing homes, or other facilities you would like them donated to. (Please note we try to limit this to a 25 mile radius.)
PICTURES OF FLORAL TRIBUTES
We will digitally photograph each flower tribute and the card that accompanies it. We will mail you the pictures to place in the guest book as a permanent record and to help you send your thank you cards after the service.
We can include our tribute balloon release for the service, committal, or private family gathering. Other releases are available for a nominal charge.
MEMORY CANDLE AND CANDLE LIGHTING TRIBUTE
For many families, the key to a meaningful service is the special people who participate in it. Both the tribute release and the candlelight service provide wonderful opportunities to include family members and friends. The candle with personalized picture and background will be sent home with you as a keepsake.
ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM
Finally, you will receive an invitation to our annual remembrance program conducted by one of our celebrants. At the end of each year before what can be a difficult holiday season, we host a gathering for all the families we have served to receive a message of hope and honor those who have been lost.