Unique Services

How to create a personal, unique service

If you have attended a funeral recently, you may have seen a collage of photographs, a memorial video tribute, personal items of the deceased on display, special mementos, storytelling from close friends or family, special life tribute ceremonies, balloon releases or any other number of unique burial or cremation services. All of this is done to help make the funeral more personal, to illustrate that which was unique about the person’s life, and to help those who have lost someone special begin to heal.

To help you begin the process of planning a unique tribute, think of your answers to the following questions:

  • What could your loved one do better than anyone else?
  • When you think of your loved one, what do you think of?
  • What were your loved one’s hobbies or special interests?
  • What were some of your fondest memories of your loved one?
  • What was your loved one passionate about?

The answers to these and similar questions will help you pinpoint those qualities and activities that are most identifiable with your loved one. Asking can be difficult too. To spark the conversation, learn more about how to Have the Talk of a Lifetime.

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Healing Tree Ceremony

Choose a meaningful graveside service with a Trigard Healing Tree burial vault or cremation urn vault. During the interactive committal service, a minister or family member reads the Healing Tree poem and invites family and friends to say their goodbyes as they take one of the Memory Ring® keepsakes, which are nestled among the leaves on the vault cover. This pewter keepsake can be placed on a key chain, turned into a necklace or simply kept in a pocket.

The Healing Tree is designed for the white marble Aegean vault cover. The tree design has twenty dove-shaped memory rings scattered throughout the top of the vault. Poem cards are available in Spanish, too. The Healing Tree ceremony provides new memories that are forever etched into a family’s hearts.


Remembrance Bear Ceremony

The Remembrance Bear Ceremony centers around a cuddly, stuffed teddy bear that is gently tucked into Trigard’s Serenity casket vault combination. The casket vault’s cover is personalized with an Appliqué including the loved one’s name, dates and a photograph of the teddy bear.

At the graveside, a minister or family member reads a poem that invites friends and family to say final goodbyes as they take a Trigard Teddy Bear Memory Ring®. These one inch, pewter rings have a teddy bear-shaped hole in the center. Around the edge are the words: Remember. Celebrate. Heal. The ring can be placed on a key chain, turned into a necklace or simply kept in a pocket. It becomes a keepsake that you can carry with you always. The Remembrance Bear Ceremony opens hearts to healing and closure.

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