Most people haven't heard of a home dedication unless they're involved with Habitat for Humanity, but home dedication ceremonies aren't exclusive to Habitat. Anyone can have one. At the ceremony the home is typically blessed by a religious official, but sometimes by a family member or close friend. At Habitat, a home dedication is always the last, and maybe the most important event before a homeowner closes on their home. It is a remarkable celebration, but it's the joy of the family, volunteers, and donors that have given their time or donations of money that makes it great to watch. These folks have spent hours of time side by side building the house with the homeowners, and they've gotten to know each other. The program is filled with joy and love. It's truly a shared celebration. One of the foundations of Habitat is the shared values of all the participants.