Choosing a burial service is a popular tradition familiar to many Americans, but you may not realize there are new ways to allow you to personalize burial to reflect your loved one’s personality. Burial services are far from a one-size-fits-all option, and we take pride in walking alongside you to create unique services for your family.
A Personal Touch
Our professional team will help you choose a casket, vault and final resting place that will help create the perfect memorial. Caskets offer many options for personalization, from the material choice (wood vs. metal), casket design, interior and exterior colors, and embroidered head panels.
Vaults or outer burial containers are required by most cemeteries to preserve the appearance of the natural landscape. We can help you choose a vault style that compliments your casket and also has additional options for personalization, including a photo or the logo for their favorite sports team.
We offer beautiful memorial stationery options through our partner, Life Tributes with BerylMartin. Some funeral homes use standard DIY print-in-office cards, but we work with professional graphic designers to create memorial cards, programs and register books that reflect the memory of your loved one in an artistic and truly memorable way.
A funeral service is a formal or informal ceremony prior to burial that provides a sense of closure to family and friends. If you decide to have a traditional burial, we will work with you to design a funeral service that customizes your remembrance of your loved one.
Although your faith or culture may dictate some elements of a funeral service, there are many opportunities to personalize the service for your own family.
You can choose to include a visitation – also known as a wake or viewing – the evening before or immediately prior to your funeral service. This time allows loved ones to pay their respects and offer condolences to your family.
We will also work with you to choose a location that best suits your funeral service: our chapel, a church, graveside or interment chapel at the cemetery of your choice, or some other appropriate setting.
We work with families of all backgrounds and beliefs, and we thrive on helping you create a truly personal funeral service that exceeds your expectations.
Final Resting Place
Our Elgin community has several picturesque cemeteries, with a variety of options to meet your needs and budget. If you consider the Chicagoland area at large, you will find no shortage of options for cemeteries and memorial parks. Our trained professionals will help you navigate the options and select the perfect resting place for your loved one.
Depending on the regulations of your cemetery, you will have the option of installing a flat marker or an upright headstone to permanently memorialize your loved one. We can help you order a headstone or schedule engraving for an existing headstone.
Please be aware that this process can be lengthy and is affected by seasonal changes (headstones cannot be installed in winter months).
For more information on how you can create a memorable burial service for your loved one, call our friendly team today at 847-741-1128.