When working on cremation services in Lapel, IN for a loved one, you want the memorial service to be special for them to honor their memory. One thing many people do to customize the experience is create a photo board or album for guests to look through as they enter the venue. That way, everyone can remember your loved one in different states of their life and think about things they remember from those times. As you bring the pictures together, what order should you put them into on the board or in the album? Here are some options:
It always makes sense to put things in chronological order so people can look at pictures starting with your loved one’s childhood and going through their wedding, family trips, and so on. People will be able to see your loved one’s life laid out by year in a natural order. If they knew your loved one in high school, they can flip to that portion of the album or look at that part of the board to remember your loved one in the way they knew them.
Putting pictures in a certain order by year can be hard if you have pictures coming from lots of different people. You don’t have to spend the time doing that if you don’t have the time or energy to do so. Placing them on at random is perfectly fine. Most people will want to look through them all, whether they knew your loved one in every stage of their life or not.
By Family Group
If your loved one was the patriarch of the family, you can put the pictures in order by family group. Perhaps you have several siblings who all have children of their own. Put pictures of your immediate family with your loved one in one group and your sister’s family in another group and so on. People who know your sister can look at that grouping and those who know you can concentrate on the ones with you in them and so on.
There really is no right or wrong way to place photos on the board or in the album when you are trying to honor your loved one. Having the pictures there is a great way to memorialize and honor your loved one in many different stages of their life. Try to choose pictures that show them doing things they loved with people they loved.
If you need help with cremation services in Lapel, IN, or if you have ideas for the services and want support and help with implementing them, the professionals at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory are here to help. Give us a call and we can talk you through some of the options. When we get together in person, we can go over them in greater detail. We’re here to help you in any way we can. We’re happy to go over packages and choices with you when you’re ready.