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Differences Between a Memorial Service, Funeral Service, Wake, and Viewings
A wake is a traditional Catholic ceremony based in part on the Celtic traditions of Ireland. The tradition states that family and close friends should stay awake through the night with the deceased in order to offer protection from evil spirits. The Catholic idea of a wake may also include a short ceremony where a priest recites the rosary or some scriptures. This is why wakes are also known as rosaries. Wakes typically performed at funeral homes and often take place a day or even several days before the funeral. Modern wakes can also take place right before the funeral, on the same day.
A viewing is a gathering of friends and family where visitors pay their respects to the deceased. A viewing, compared to a funeral, is generally a more informal event. It allows mourners the opportunity to share their grief, support one another, and say goodbye on a personal level. Viewings take place at the funeral home typically the day before and sometimes the same day. The body of the deceased may likely be displayed to allow mourners the opportunity to pay their respects. Guests come and go as they see fit, some staying for hours while others drop by for just a few moments.
3. Funeral Service
A funeral service is a service to memorialize a deceased person with their body present. Unlike a memorial service, or a wake, or a viewing, the funeral typically involves an actual burial. A funeral typically takes place at a funeral home or a place of worship such as a church. The funeral itself usually takes place anywhere from a day or two to a week or so after someone has passed away.
4. Memorial Service
A memorial service or celebration of life event is a service to memorialize a deceased person. However, their body is not present. It is known as a memorial service if a person has been cremated and a service is held with the cremated remains present. If a burial occurs prior to the service for the deceased, then the future service is a memorial service.
Commercially available Funeral Memorial Wake Remembrance Celebration of Life Decorations and Gifts are rather boring and limited to the same products again and again.
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Should I bring a gift to a funeral or memorial service
or Wake ceremoy?
Commemorating someone special with a thoughtful gift is the most precious keepsake you can give the bereaved.
Honor the memory of a loved one with a unique customized personalized gift. Funeral, Memorial, Remembrance, Celebration of Life, Wake gifts show a kindness that will be be remembered for a long time.
Apart from a single Flower, Flower Bouquet, Handwritten Personalized Sympathy Card with a Bow and forever Flower, other thoughtful and appreciated Gifts are Personalized Table Decorations or any other item the grieving can remember the deceased by. Customized Pillows, Bird feeders, Candles and Candle Holders, Engraved Stones for Flower Pots, Book Covers, etc. If you do not know the deceased well, ask those who do what she/he loved the most and make/choose an gift that commemorates her/his Legacy.
Food for the meal (repast) snack table might also be appreciated by the host. (Do ask the host what and how much to bring)
Food for the Pantry/Freezer will certainly be appreciated by the bereaved.
Make a statement of friendship and helpfulness by making sure (investigate what is needed) you make a valuable contribution to the Funeral Memorial Service and the initial (hardest) grieving period!
Make/Buy Decorations the Host can give away as Gifts or Favours.
Make/buy enough for the bereaved to keep as a remembrance gift.
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