In this day and age, we are fortunate enough that we aren’t bound by pomp and circumstance when it comes to death. In the past, death and the rituals surrounding it were very strict and there were very prescribed ways of handling the dead and going about mourning their deaths. But, with the Baby Boomer generation, all of that has changed. You can do what you want now and no one is going to stop you!
In fact, choosing the way you want to be remembered can even start with your obituary. One Michael “Flathead” Blanchard made sure that his obituary said exactly what he wanted it to. One can only assume that it’s representative of his personality to a “t.” It has actually become a bit of an internet sensation because of its candor and humor.
While you don’t necessarily have to tell of some of your relatives in your obituary, you may want to think about what you want yours to say. Remember, if you don’t write it, it will fall to either your family members or the funeral home to write your obituary. Take the short amount of time it will take to properly express your life and legacy in words and find comfort knowing you’ll be represented the exact way that you want.
Another way that you can customize your memorial service is to look into custom urns as an option for your cremains. Custom urns can add a unique touch to not only your memorial service, but your display or burial as well. They can be just about anything that you can dream up, from a certain subject to something more abstract.
It’s important to note that custom urns take a lot of extra time because they’re being made to your specifications, so they take around 6-8 weeks before you have the urn. If you decide on custom urns as part of your memorial service, make sure that you order the urn with enough time.
While it may seem morbid to have your custom urn in your home and waiting for you, you can take solace in the fact that your family won’t have the unnecessary stress of trying to find and buy an urn after your death. Plus, you get the exact urn that you feel suits your perfectly.