• Reasons a Traditional Funeral May Be the Right Choice for Your Loved One

    There are many different ways to pay tribute to a loved one after he or she is gone. Although traditional funeral services are not always the answer, they are right in some cases. If you need to arrange a service, talk to the funeral home about your options and ways you can honor the life of your loved one. Here are some of the reasons a traditional funeral may be appropriate.

    Celebrate Life

    Though traditional funeral services may be somber affairs, they are also about celebrating life. They provide an opportunity for the people who loved the individual who passed to come together and reminisce about what made him or her special. It is a unique time to share memories and honor someone who made an impact on the lives of friends and family. A traditional funeral provides the framework for this to happen.

    Start Grieving

    A funeral service is a natural starting point for the grieving process for many people. Coming together with other people experiencing the same feelings can be cathartic and help loved ones come to terms with their loss. Funerals also help make the loss feel real, which is the first step many people need to take during the grieving process. In addition, when you work with a funeral home, grief support services may be available for assistance.

    Honor Culture

    A traditional funeral means many different things in many different cultures. By holding a funeral that honors a loved one’s cultural traditions, be it a Buddhist funeral or a Catholic funeral, you can provide comfort to the remaining family members. The shared experience of coming together and recognizing your family’s heritage can strengthen your bonds as you move forward together in dealing with the loss you have experienced.

    Valley of the Temples is experienced in helping families honor a range of funeral traditions and can help you plan an appropriate funeral service in Oahu, HI for your loved one. Call us today at (808) 239-8811 to learn more about your planning options.