Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Holiday Remembrance Event

 

Written by Lexie Graf

 

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to host your holiday remembrance program for families in your community. This gives your funeral home a chance to show you care and gives families a special time to honor their late loved ones.

 

In this article, we’re going to take a look at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home’s 2019 Holiday Remembrance Event and then share some tips for hosting your own event!

 

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Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home used various Frazer resources including our Holiday Remembrance Program eBook and Holiday Remembrance Program Media Kit to help them plan their event.

 

In this eBook, you’ll find tips for planning and promoting your holiday remembrance program as well as an event planning checklist. And in the media kit, we’ve included a sample invitation, RSVP, script and agenda, press release, and social media posts for your event.

 

Their event was a huge success, and this year was their first year hosting the event! Their funeral home was completely packed with guests. It was an evening of special poems, readings, songs, taps played in honor of veterans, and so much more. After the service, guests enjoyed a delicious catered meal.

 

Christmas tree

 

a table of photos

 

lighting candles

 

veteran playing taps

 

people getting food

 

 

Tips for Planning Your Own Event

Pick an Appropriate Date

Though it might be too late to plan your event this season, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s event! Pick a date that is near the holidays but isn’t so close that people may already have other holiday plans.

 

Spread the Word

Mail invitations to families you have served in recent years. Make sure to include an RSVP, so you know how many people to expect. Also, send a press release to your local media outlets. Posting about your event on social media is also a great way to get more families to come!

 

Send Them Home with a Gift

Families will appreciate being sent home with a personalized gift in honor of their loved one. We offer memorial candles and holiday ornaments that can be personalized for their loved one.