Family to Family: The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Blog
Honoring the loved ones lost each year at our Candle of Love Service
Posted on November 24, 2014 by Chad Snyder
As you all know, Thanksgiving is this Thursday, November 27. It’s usually an exciting time, filled with love, laughter, family, friends, and yummy food. My sincere hope is that that each of you will be enjoying the holiday the best way you can, and that you can find something to be extra thankful for this year.
But we know this time of year can be difficult for families that have lost a loved one, and that family traditions may seem different. Because of this, we invite all the families we have served in the past year to gather together in remembrance and celebration of all our loved ones lost. It is during this special time of year that we hold our annual Light a Candle of Love Holiday Memorial Service.
Families and friends come together in the memory of their loved one in a beautiful, touching, and non-denominational service. The service is then followed by a small reception. It also gives the Snyder Funeral Home staff the opportunity to thank families for allowing us to serve them.
My Dad, Mom, and staff at the time started this tradition almost 20 years ago, and I am happy to still hold it today. It is one of the highlights of my year, as it’s a joyful time to gather with the families we met and served in sadder times.
For all of us at The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be mindful of all the wonderful families that we have served and touched in the past year. We value that each of them have placed their trust in us during such a personal and difficult time in their lives.
I strive to never lose sight of the importance of helping families during their time of need, and I seem to be mindful of that more around the holidays.
Feel free to attend our annual Light A Candle of Love service on Monday, December 1st, whether you have lost a loved one this year or not. And if I don’t see you at the event, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving.