When you decide to have cremation services in Harrison City, PA for a loved one, you can then have whatever kind of memorial service you want after that. You can have something right away or a few weeks or even months into the future. Some people want to have their family together, but that can be hard for a variety of reasons. First, your family might be spread out all over the country and it can be hard for everyone to get together. Second, you might not feel comfortable getting people together in a large group setting right now. There are plenty of options, with today’s technology on your side. You could, for example, have a virtual service. But what would that look like? As is true with any memorial service, you can do whatever you want.
Some families like to have a virtual memorial service that feels similar to a funeral or traditional memorial service. You can certainly have a virtual memorial that has a similar order of events to one of those types of final services. You can have someone officiate, you can sing together with your family, you can have readings, special music, and anything else you would normally include. Perhaps you would want to have this service in a church or funeral home and the virtual part of it would be live streaming the small service to other family members, which is another option to consider.
If you want things to be more casual, you don’t have to have an order of events. You can simply get together with your family in a virtual video setting and share memories. Tell everyone you’d like whoever wants to share to have a chance to let their memories out and then, take turns during the event. You might hear things about your loved one that you didn’t know or you might re-learn things you had forgotten. It can be a special time to share with one another and spend time together laughing and smiling over good times.
You can share pictures with the group and look at other pictures that others bring to share over a video conference call. Pictures are often a big part of an in-person service, so they should be part of a virtual service as well. You can prepare a memorial video, if you want, and share that with the group as well or keep it simple and people can just take turns showing pictures they appreciate.
When you have a virtual service, you can at least see your family members, even if you can’t hug them and comfort them in person. Seeing the people you care about who also cared about your loved one can help you to garner the support you need to move forward with your own life. If you want to plan virtual cremation services in Harrison City, PA, the professionals at Jobe Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. are here to help with ideas and options.