Personal and meaningful
We believe in honoring your loved one through a celebration that is personal and provides a healing experience to family and friends. Celebrations of life, led by our Certified Celebrants, are a priceless opportunity, held for burial or cremation, to help celebrate a life well lived.
From traditional ceremonies to unique celebrations, we pride ourselves on our service helping you plan the perfect event.
Thoughts for your loved one, in the form of balloons, float into the sky together.
Join together with friends to do an activity that your loved one enjoyed the most.
A gift that lasts for generations, plant a tree with others to honor your loved one.
Was your loved one a veteran? Give them the respect they deserved with veteran funeral benefits.
Personalizing a Celebration
The purpose of a funeral is to provide a way of commemorating a life and bringing together friends and family. We aim for our celebrations to be a time to share memories and remember your loved one through music, stories, and capturing the nature of their spirit.
The most important thing to keep in mind when creating a celebration is that it should be reflective of your loved one. While religious elements may play a part, it should also include stories about the person’s life that help everyone recapture and revisit their own memories. Sometimes this is best accomplished by having friends or family members share their reflections as part of the service. Some people personalize the service with special music (which may be religious or non-religious). Others bring in pictures to have at the service. Sometimes favorite things that belonged to the deceased are integrated into the ceremony such as wood carvings, golf clubs or even a motorcycle.
The goal is to give a true sense of who this person was. There is nothing wrong with telling funny stories about the person who died: a funeral recognizes the sad event of a death, but can include humor. Unique celebrations include a patio tailgate party where everyone wears their loved one’s favorite team jersey, decorating to display their passion project, offering unique food, signature cocktail or wine from their personal cellar, or bringing in your loved one’s private art collection to be on display.
We can create personalized print materials for your loved one.
Long-distant family and friends can watch a webcast of the funeral.
Let us create a touching DVD helping friends and family relive special memories.
Plan and Create a Unique Event
For families not affiliated with a church or those who simply do not wish to have a traditional religious service, a Celebrant can offer an alternative to a traditional service. A Celebrant can create a memorable experience to celebrate the unique life that was lived.
Whether you want to hold the Celebration of Life at our Celebration Hall, a park, restaurant, hotel, waterfront setting, or any other venue, we can arrange it for you. Our Certified Celebrants will help you arrange an unforgettable memorial service program that reflects your loved one’s unique life.
We can also add personal touches such as:
- Special memories and stories with family and close friends’ participation and involvement
- Favorite music
- Hobbies and interests
- Memory tables
- Personalized quotes and poetry
- DVD tributes
- Favorite foods and beverages
- …the options are endless!
Sharing the special life can create a memorable and unique event or party, which will allow everyone the time to remember your loved one’s endearing qualities and unique quirks. At Evergreen Washelli, we believe a Celebration of Life is a special opportunity to tell a meaningful story. Contact us to learn more.