Life Celebrations for Cremation or Burial
An uplifting Life Celebration may be conducted at any time – immediately after death is most common. However, weeks, months or even a year later on the anniversary of death may be the right time for you and your family. Sometimes families are so far apart, living in different states or countries that scheduling at a later date allows more time for planning around schedules and travel. The cause of death, religions or cultural customs may also factor in to the timing of the Life Celebration ceremony.
Scattering of Ashes Ceremony
Colorado is one of the top ten states who prefer cremation over burial. Some families choose to have a ceremony outdoors before scattering the ashes. A permit is free and required to scatter ashes in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as other national parks. Wildlife often become guests at mountain locations.
Hey, I am not dead yet!
Celebrating a life well lived before you die is an up and coming trend. You get to invite only those who you want to attend this unique celebration. It can be a big party filled with balloons, music, dancing, food, libations, videos and stories being told. Ask everyone to wear bright colored clothing. It can be a real-life funeral complete with casket or urn, flowers and hymns. Invite everyone to wear black. It might be at a funeral home, a restaurant or private home. Truly, it can be whatever you envision! We’ll brainstorm together and come up with something really spectacular. All the details will be taken care of and you simply show up to enjoy your very own party of a lifetime!
“We gather together in community to be comforted and uplifted in our time of grief.” ~Anita Larson
A Life Celebration may be held at just about any location or venue you desire. I have held ceremonies at funeral homes, cemeteries, Hudson Gardens, Rocky Mountain National Park, Evergreen Memorial Park, Highlands Ranch Mansion, country clubs, private homes, and restaurants just to name a few. Visit my Resources page for more ideas.