Every life lived is unique and deserves to be honored in an exceptional way as we say goodbye! Let us help you create a tribute symbolic of your loved one, memorable, and with lasting impressions that have guests leaving pondering, “Yes, that is truly who they were.”
Custom Tribute Video to Play During Service
Memorial videos often become the focal point of a visitation. They are a great way to share and remember all of the incredible memories throughout the life of your loved one. The videos we create can include photos, home videos, licensed music, and quotes or scriptures. You can either bring the photos to us to scan, or we can provide you with a link to upload the photos and video clips you would like included in the slideshow.
The video can be played at the visitation and the funeral service. It is also made available on the online obituary on our website.
We also create the following memorial video products that you may select as a keepsake:
- DVD Memorial Video
- Bookshelf Box Keepsake contains a DVD Memorial Video disc, a printed CD with the uploaded photos, and up to 75 printed photographs in an elegant box. The selected theme and name and birth/death dates of the individual is printed on each high quality, gloss disc.
- Memory Drive modern wooden flash drive with the photo of your loved one printed on the wood. The flash drive contains the HD video file as well as all of the digital photographs.
- Softcover Photo Book 8.5″ x 8.5″ and printed on a thick photo-quality paper. It contains the photos used in the memorial video.
- Digital Video Book Open it and it will immediately start playing the video with the music. It has a long-lasting, rechargeable battery.
Reception and Catering
Harrell Funeral Home has designed a special reception area for our customers to invite friends and family to gather either before or after a service. We want to provide you an elegant environment where you can relax, visit with guests, and share memories while we serve you and take care of all the hosting details. We offer catering service that provides affordable on-site and off-site catering with selections ranging from desserts, appetizers, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our on-site reception fee is $395 and includes the use of the reception room for two hours, tableware, napkins, and an attendant to assist with set-up and clean up. We also provide off-site catering services for $395 to sites near the funeral home. Off-site services include delivery of the food, set-up, disposable plates, cutlery, cups, beverages, and ice. Our team is eager to work with you to design a reception to meet your family’s needs and budget.
Custom Service Options
The details of each service are very important to us. We have created options designed to enrich your family and friend’s experience through special touches. These unique options can be added to almost any service. Let your funeral director know if you are interested in adding a custom option to personalize your service.
Releasing a dove can symbolize peace, love, and the releasing of a parted soul. The release can be included in an outdoor ceremony or graveside service, weather permitting.
Guests will light hand-held candles from a large candle during the service signifying your loved one’s life and how their life gave light to a room.
White votive candles light up a visitation gathering as they are displayed throughout the room.
Twenty-five biodegradable balloons will be provided in a variety of colors for release at the conclusion of the service, weather permitting.
A 19th century Tombstone hearse pulled by a classic motorcycle can lead your procession or accompany a Military service.
Bagpipe music is deeply rooted in Irish and Scottish funerals, but has become a tradition to play at fallen police officers, firefighters, soldiers funerals. They add a solemn and dignified touch to a ceremony while playing “Amazing Grace” or “Taps.”
We take great pride in giving each family who holds a memorial or burial service with us a special tribute memorial blanket to honor their loved one. The blankets are almost six feet tall and make a very impressive memorial display during the funeral service. Each blanket is customized using a favorite photograph provided by your family.
After the service is over, the blanket is there to comfort loved ones and can remain close by whenever someone needs a hug. It is a tapestry woven together to remind families of the love that will continue to be interwoven in their lives forever.
Custom Highlight Video of the Service
Harrell Funeral Home partners with ATX Marketing to bring families custom highlight video packages for their service. Families now have a tool to cherish the memories of their loved ones through listening to stories speakers recounted during the service, viewing photo’s displayed, and recounting other special memories captured from the service.
The video below provides an example of a Custom Highlight Video.
Fingerprint & Photo Keepsakes
If carrying your loved one close is important, you will want to look at our Personal Expressions line of jewelry. This new line offers jewelry options that hold cremains, feature a loved ones photo, fingerprint, or personal handwriting on both sides of the pendent. Jewelry is available in stainless, sterling silver, or gold.
We personalize memorial stationary for your loved one’s service. Pick a theme from the six themes below and we will personalize the large memorial register book to include your loved one’s photo, obituary, and service information. These sets also include the necessary pages for the registry book, a choice of 100 bulletins or 100 prayer cards, and 50 thank you notes.