A funeral home in San Juan is known for doing non-traditional funerals — they have been performing standing embalming’s since 2008. The business says “Some people say that it doesn’t look good. They prefer something more traditional. But if that’s something that the family wants, why wouldn’t you do it?”
A recent family brought in their loved one and said “We wanted to remember him as he was”. That’s exactly what the funeral home gave them. They even surprised the family by having the eyes open on the passed loved one.
If this is what a family wants, then I think that’s great. But this is definitely not traditional — and probably not something I would do.
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