The Top 10 Funeral Trends for 2022

Holding funerals for your loved ones or friends is one of the best ways to pass your goodbyes respectably. Funeral functions usually create a somber mood for the mourners. However, with the current new funeral trends, funerals have become a way to celebrate deceased memories and life.

2022 has seen a development of new and modern funeral trends. However, these changes were accelerated during the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has actively promoted and accelerated the innovation of modern funeral trends in 2022. Below are some of the top ten notable and famous funeral trends for 2022.

1. The Cremation Jewelry

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Cremation jewelry has become one of the most popular trends in remembering and honoring the deceased. This includes creating and wearing diamond jewelry using the deceased one’s ashes or storing a small part of the dead ashes in a locket or pendant found in the jewelry. 

2. Eco-friendly Burials

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Eco-friendly burials are the unique type of burials that emphasizes environmental sustainability. These burials include burying the deceased body in its most natural form without adding any chemical inhibitors. The eco-friendly burials allow the body’s natural decomposition once buried in the ground.

3. Actively Participating in a Loved One’s Cremation Funeral or Burial

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Today, most people actively participate in their loved one’s final resting moments. Apart from the official funeral, burial planning and attendance, people are now allowed to dress the bodies of their loved ones and also participate in digging the grave. Others who wish to cremate their loved one’s bodies can witness the cremation process or push the cremation button.

4. Creative Alternatives to Cremation Burial

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Cremation burial has been existing since the ’80s. However, new and advanced technologies have developed some of the most unique and creative alternative cremation burials, such as transforming cremated remains into parting stones, memory glasses or scattering the cremated ashes into near-space.

5. Livestreamed Services

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The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic saw an increase in people digitally connecting with their friends or families through live broadcasts, webcasts, etc. As a result, more celebrations and funeral services were held online due to the strict restrictions enacted by the government in the efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

6. Celebrations of Remembrance

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This type of funeral service involves holding a celebration remembrance of their passed loved one weeks or months after the official funeral service. This type of funeral service came in handy during the era of the COVID-19 pandemic since most gatherings had been prohibited. Holding these celebrations has helped the bereaved families hold the kind of funeral services they wanted for their loved ones.

7. Pre-planning to ease the burden of loved ones

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Since death is inevitable, most people, particularly the young generations, have begun planning for the type of funeral and celebrations they would want when they die. Pre-planning saves money and saves the burden on your loved ones in making hard, difficult decisions.

8. Online Grief Support and Grief Counseling 

COVID-19 pandemic caused an unimaginable loss and pain to most people who had lost their loved ones. As a result, several organizations were formed to offer grief and support counseling to the bereaved through online messaging, calls or online videos.

9. Personalized Funerals With Attention to Detail

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Currently, funeral services of a deceased one involve creating memories and celebrations that their families and friends will live to remember. This consists in reflecting on every tiny detail of the mortal life by making good stories and asking questions. As a result, the funeral service creates memories for the mourners that will last forever. 

10. Online Planning and Purchasing

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With new and advanced technologies, the bereaved can now buy their funeral products and services with just a few clicks. Purchasing all the funeral services and needs has significantly increased since 2020. As a result, most people have saved time and money that they might have used in traveling to buy some of the funeral products.

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