There is no set pattern here. This style of ceremony is tailored to represent the personality and character of your loved one.
A Celebration of Life may include a combination of:
- Personal tributes,
- Music [live or recorded],
- A Memory table,
- Words of Thanksgiving, and reflection
A Celebration of Life can be anything you want it to be. This style of service works better if it concludes on an optimistic note; perhaps with a toast, a round of applause and/or multi-sensory visual tribute [a video documentary created by Steve, about the life of your loved one and their place in your live, set to music].
Celebrations are fast becoming the most popular way of commemorating the life of someone we love.
Elements of a Celebration of Life
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Of course, this list is not exhaustive.
A real celebration will reflect the personality and character of the person who has died; their strengths, their weaknesses and all that was good in their lives. It will be an occasion to say thank you and to say farewell to them. An occasion for “well-chosen words, thoughtfully spoken”.[i]
“Life is a song—sing it.
Life is a game—play it.
Life is a challenge—meet it.
Life is a dream—realise it.
Life is a sacrifice—offer it.
Life is love—enjoy it.”