What Is a Celebration of Life Funeral?


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A celebration of life funeral is a funeral in which guests use a sad event to laugh and reminisce about the wonderful times they shared with the deceased. A celebration of life service differs from a traditional funeral because it's a festive gathering, not a sorrowful event.

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Celebration of life services allow family and friends of the deceased to remember their loved ones in a more personal approach. There are no official guidelines to these services, but they are typically hosted in outdoor settings and last an hour or more. Celebration of life events usually include speakers, music, refreshments and momentos.

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