Personalized Neurological Services: A More Creative and Personal Way of Remembering the Departed
June 6, 2017 Carlton Hatton 0 Comments
Say goodbye to the traditional method of wake services offered by funeral homes as some baby boomers are setting a new trend in this industry over the past decade. While unconventional baby boomers opted to have a very simple and eco-friendly practice in the form of “green burial”, there are some who want to try something different. It is not just a basic customization but an extreme personalization of their burial services.
Open caskets and cremation are two of the usual choices for a departed loved one –
These times, the scope of services that funeral industries bring to the table are quite strange and increasing in number. It is because of the compounding high costs of the usual services offered by these industries especially when the death rate of 9 per 1,000 people in the United States remained constant; not to mention that funerals, at this point, only increased their number by just half of a percent per year.
In order to live up to the expectations in their products and services, funeral directors thought of ways on how to focus on burial customization. While some offerings include a wide variety of customized caskets, some attempted to incorporate a live Internet video streaming of the actual neurological services. For those who want to have a more creative and permanent offerings, several industries came up with services that can transform the departed’s ashes into a form of art work, artificial coral reefs or even into jewelries.
One company called Eternally Yours offered to recycle one’s ashes into a colorful painting or collage. Depending on the art work’s size and quantity of ashes used, the cost usually ranges from $350 to $950. A Chicago based company, Life Gem Memorials, promised to turn one’s ashes into a carbon-based patented artificial diamond for anything which costs around $2,300 to $13,000. If someone wants to create a living legacy through environmental causes, then he can consider the services of Eternal Reefswill by actually blending the ashes into an artificially-created coral reef.
But how about those who will mourn during the ceremonies? Stuffy, cookie-cutting ceremonies serve as a welcome departure. This personalization answered the needs of customers who want to put a little pressure on these industries to come with something creative and more personal.
While the above mentioned companies offer customized services that mainly focus on the corpse’s disposal method, some companies also offer customizable caskets to interested individuals. As the largest company selling customized caskets in the United States, Batesville Casket Co. is offering hundreds of casket models that are available in 12 materials in various colors and degree of luster. There are available caskets with upholstered interiors covered with information about the departed’s profession as well as his faith and interests.
If an individual is one of those hardcore sports fans, his casket can be emblazoned with the logo of his favorite team. Even race car fanatics can opt to have a Ferrari-shaped casket as their final resting place.
Aiming for creativity to run free in the wake room?
That’s where Missouri’s The Wade Funeral Home is known for. Encouraging a trend in doing “themed funerals”, they can set-up a particular theme during the wake in order to remind mourners who the departed individual really was. Who wants to have a room filled with fake apple pies and fried chicken buckets? If one really loves eating, then he can try their “Big Mama’s Kitchen” theme. Celebrating a person’s life is the main purpose of funerals anyways.
With the increasing costs of cemetery lots, traditional burial package and cremation process, funeral industries constantly find new ways to transform their traditional forms of service into something unique that an individual can afford as his final resting place.
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