Celebrating Life

Even the smallest touch can make a big difference in personalizing your funeral services. There's no right or wrong when it comes to celebrating your loved one and honoring their life, accomplishments, and individuality.

 

Every Life Is Worth Remembering

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

A Celebrant is a person who is trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. A Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased.

Why Use a Certified Celebrant?

The training for Celebrants established by the In-Sight Institute seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sensitive training available. It is important that you and your family know that you are being served by someone who understands the process and is prepared to offer the very best service possible.

What Does a Certified Celebrant Offer the Family?

  • A Celebrant has been specifically trained to design a service for your loved one that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs and experiences that defined the loved one.
  • A Celebrant will gather information from your family to share memories, anecdotes and special moments in the loved one’s life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family.
  • The Celebrant will consult with you to help design a service that best reflects and memorializes the life of your loved one.
  • The Celebrant can serve at a funeral service, memorial service, graveside service, anniversary tribute, tree planting, bench dedication or any other gathering designed to honor the deceased.

 

What is the Cost?

The Celebrant will spend approximately 10 hours in preparation for your service as well as the expense of maintaining a resource library and on-going training. Each Celebrant has established a fee or fee range based upon comparable professional services in the area.

 

Where Does a Family Find a Celebrant?

At Beers & Story Funeral Homes, all of our directors are certified Celebrants with many years of experience. If you are out of the area, you may consult with your funeral director about finding a Celebrant in your area or go to www.insightbooks.com and look under Find a Celebrant.

 


Honor What Made Them Unique

Personalization isn't just about honoring your loved one's individuality. It also allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honored. A memorable and meaningful service can be an important part of the healing process for those who are coping with a loss. We work closely with you to get to know your loved one's life story and brainstorm ways to represent your bond and pay tribute to their unique journey.


Life Tribute Videos

Are you looking for a beautiful way to share the memory of your loved one? We can create a one-of-a-kind video tribute by combining family photographs with cinematic introductions, the music of your choice, and professional effects in order to share your loved one's special life journey during their service. Life Tribute Videos also provide your family and friends with a meaningful keepsake long after the ceremony is over.

Tribute Wall

Our Tribute Wall is a permanent virtual tribute you can return to whenever you'd like to revisit memories and reconnect with messages of support and love from family and friends. Guests can leave text comments, videos or audio message to share condolences and offer words of support, and when words aren't enough, there's an option to leave meaningful symbols. The Celebration Wall also allows guests to view obituary and service information and order sympathy flowers directly from the site. 

Personalized Printing

From the register book and memorial folders, to prayer cards and thank-you notes, our high-quality stationery sets are available in over 500 themes designed to honor your loved one's hobbies, style, and unique life path. Let us help you explore the options and choose the perfect design to create treasured keepsakes for you and your guests. It is just one extra way to personalize the service and add extra touches specific to your loved one.

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