How Are Funeral Tributes Usually Expressed?


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Funeral tributes may be expressed in different ways. At most funerals there is one or more person who gives a speech, or eulogy, at some point during the service. Other tributes may be expressed in the form of poems, slideshow collages or videos depicting special moments in the deceased person's life.

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How Are Funeral Tributes Usually Expressed?
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Deciding on a funeral tribute can be a very difficult activity, mainly due to the sadness and swirl of emotions that often accompany the loss of a loved one. It may be helpful to find out whether the person had any particular feelings about what kind of tribute they preferred. If there was no indication from the deceased person at any point, tributes should reflect the personality and general essence of the person. Ask friends and family members if they would like to speak at the funeral or if anyone would like to offer a special memorial during the service.

Memorials may include singing a song, sharing a special story or showing photos they have of the deceased person. There are no set-in-stone rules for how tributes are expressed at funerals. Ultimately, the best way to pay tribute to a deceased loved one is to create a service or memorial that is very specific to the person. The tribute should honor who they were and how they lived their life.

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