5 Creative Ideas for a Personalized Funeral

5 Creative Ideas for a Personalized Funeral

There are many ways to innovate and be creative when planning a loved one’s funeral. Especially in this day and age, it’s not surprising to see more and more personalized funerals instead of traditional ones. 

Personalizing funerals has become more of a standard rather than a preference for families who want to show how their loved ones lived a valuable, fruitful, and fun life. With this in mind, more and more families can provide a more meaningful service for those left behind.

We’ll share how to do this without worrying about spending a lot of money and time. You can always improvise and use your creativity to personalize certain elements in a way that will lovingly commemorate the person you’ve lost.

So to get started, here are five creative ideas you can use to personalize a funeral for your deceased loved one.

1. Create a Memory Table

Many personalized funerals have memory tables. Memory tables are created in remembrance of the deceased. They contain unique mementos to honor their memory. 

Memory tables are highly customizable, which allows you to create and incorporate a very personal touch. You can also use multiple memory tables so you can show the different sides, passions, and chapters of your deceased loved one. You can be as creative as you want, so you and your families should use your imaginations to create and showcase meaningful memories.

2. Use Meaningful Sympathy Flowers

Flowers are traditionally a part of any funeral, and they are a great way to personalize the memorial for your loved one. You can consider their favorite colors and flowers or choose arrangements based on where or what month they were born. You can also choose the colors based on their grandchildren’s birthstones. There are many creative ways to incorporate meaning and value when selecting sympathy flowers.

3. Create a Quote Board

Bringing in a quote board adds a personal and extraordinary touch to a funeral service. Each family member can choose a meaningful quote related to their deceased loved one. And once everyone has chosen their quotes, they can write these quotes on a chalkboard, fabric, or colored paper. After that, you can all add decorations to display during the ceremony.

4. Exhibit Their Colors

If your deceased loved one belonged to an organization or a group, like hunting or sports enthusiasts, you could use the colors they used to exhibit their pride for where they belong. To do this, you can hang up decorations or signs that portray the sport. 

You can use their favorite colors in the ceremony as well. You can even ask your friends and family members to wear the same color, so they would represent what your deceased loved one adored.

5. Represent Their Communities

Another valuable element you can incorporate during the ceremony is representing your deceased loved one’s community, organization, or a club they belonged to. For instance, they belonged to a sorority or a fraternity. You can use their logos, colors, and emblems as decorations in the funeral service. You can also put their flags inside the casket or other objects representing their passion.


Personalizing funerals can be a meaningful and creative way to commemorate your loved one. Through the easy and innovative ways that we’ve shared, we hope that you will be able to incorporate your personal touch to truly represent and celebrate the life they have lived.

Evergreen JAX is a funeral home in Jacksonville, FL. We are here to help you prepare a beautiful and meaningful funeral ceremony for your deceased loved one. Reach out to us today.

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