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Written by Matt Frazer


Holiday remembrance programs are not the most traditional of winter activities, but are quickly turning into a tradition for many funeral professionals and their client families. Unique memorial gifts given to client families during these programs are becoming cherished keepsakes as well.


People who attend a holiday remembrance program have said that it benefits them and their ability to get through the holidays after losing their loved ones. The holidays are especially hard when one has lost someone that they love. The simple act of being able to celebrate their life and remember them each year around the holidays is a wonderful form of psychological release.


Funeral professionals can hold a holiday remembrance program and invite anyone in the community who has experienced a loss or simply the client families they have served throughout the year. There are many features that make services of this type important and memorable — from the remembrance ornaments given as memorial gifts to the Tribute Videos that are played during the program and the interaction between the bereaved.


Providing a personalized keepsake from the program such as a remembrance ornament in celebration of the love and life the bereaved shared with the deceased and not in memory of a death can offer great healing power. These ornaments are a wonderful keepsake to simply say “I remember.”


Funeral professionals can easily and quickly personalize the remembrance ornaments in-house with the name and dates of the deceased or any other text that is desired. There are several styles of both crystal and hand-blown glass ornaments tipped with 22k gold that can be created using only a funeral software template, adhesive decals, and a standard printer. This type of ornament comes in individual gift boxes for presentation to the families and for safekeeping.


These personalized remembrance ornaments can be presented individually to the families during the program. As the name of the loved one is called, a family member can come forth, receive their remembrance ornament and give a small speech if they like.


Tribute Videos also can be created using robust Tribute Video software that enables the funeral professional to include an unlimited amount of photos, sync the images to music, include videos, captions and more. Including pictures of the people that registered families submit for the memorial is a great way to make each of the attendees feel included.


In addition to being good for friends and family to gather and share their grief together after the funeral, a holiday remembrance program also allows friends and family to get support during the holiday season from others in the community that have experienced a loss much like their own.


Frazer Consultants has a solid reputation of developing high-performing and reliable technology for the funeral profession, including DVD Tribute Videos, funeral webcasting, personalized funeral stationery, remembrance ornaments, keepsakes, and funeral candles.


Frazer Consultants can provide the funeral software and supplies to quickly and easily create personalized remembrance ornaments in-house. Download Tribute Center to start making more meaningful memorials for your families.