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A Guide to Planning a Funeral That Is Touching & Unique February 7, 2018

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A Guide to Planning a Funeral That Is Touching & Unique, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Losing a loved one is emotionally challenging. One of the most important parts of the grieving process is planning a funeral for that special person, as this service provides an opportunity to express how much the departed will be missed and forever cherished. But if you’ve never had to take on this responsibility before, you may not be sure where to begin. To make the process easier to get through, follow the tips below.

How to Choose a Location for the Service

Planning a FuneralThe location of the funeral service will depend on whether the body will be cremated or buried. Opting for cremation gives you a bit more flexibility in terms of where the service will be held. For example, you can choose to host the event at the funeral home, and then hold a scattering ceremony at a site that has sentimental value. This may include a park your loved one adored, their old family home, or by the beach. For a traditional burial, the service is typically held at a religious site, such as a church or synagogue, or the funeral home. In either case, you and your family should choose a location that is meaningful and provides a feeling of comfort. 

How to Personalize the Service

There are many ways you can incorporate personal touches when planning a funeral. If the deceased will be buried, encourage family members to create artwork in your loved one’s honor, or have them write letters outlining their gratitude and appreciation for the departed. These can then be shared during the service or placed in the casket. You can also ask attendees to sign a guestbook to be saved as a sentimental token from the event.

If you opt for cremation, there are different ways you can personalize the experience. For example, there are beautiful glass, stone, or metal urns that can be engraved with meaningful tributes to the deceased. You can also place a gorgeous selection of the departed’s favorite flowers around the urn.


A beautiful, honorable service will provide you and your family with a bit of peace during an otherwise difficult period. If you need help planning a funeral, Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, WV, is here to assist. Their compassionate team will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring the departed’s memory is honored in a respectful way. Give them a call today at (304) 724-6500 to schedule an appointment, and visit their website to learn more about their services.

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