When a member of our family or circle of friends dies, we react in different ways. Some of us hold our emotions inside, others express them freely, but, in general, we all feel a deep pain and grief because of the emptiness that special person has left behind. Immediately, one has to think about the funeral or cremation, the organization of a religious or civil ceremony, and about all the bureaucratic paperwork to arrange. These are inevitable questions we have to respond to, despite the difficult circumstances.
The grief we experience after the death of a loved one is usually a long and difficult process, but little by little we are able to share our memories with others, smile at pictures or videos and to reflect on how important that person has been in our lives. And, in the end, we feel sorry to not have said goodbye in a more personal and intimate manner remembering those precious moments we spent together.
At Panateneas we respond to the wish to pay a special tribute in memory of a loved one, being aware of its importance for overcoming the grief. We offer you the organization of a personalized memorial service and we take care of all the details of the homage, from the design of the decoration and the composition of the ceremony (speeches, poems, music) to the selection of an appropriate location of the event (in the nature or in an enclosed space). On the day of the memorial service we will guide the event, so that you do not need to worry about nothing more than sharing that moment with the others and feeling supported at the last goodbye.
A memorial service can take place shortly after the passing away, after several months or on the anniversary of the death or another significant date. This decision depends on the moment that you feel you are ready to commemorate this special person, who could have been your partner, friend, father or mother, son or daughter, grandfather or grandmother, brother, sister or cousin, in a unique way.
At Panateneas we also believe that you as parents who have experienced the loss of your baby during the pregnancy or after giving birth, should have the opportunity to share your history and to pay tribute to your little darling, having the chance to express your emotions and to say what you would have liked to say, but were not able to at that moment. We will help you in the whole process of designing the goodbye for your child, who passed away so little, but meant the world to you.