Have you decided that you want to arrange your own funeral? Perhaps you have recently been to funeral services for a friend or a family member and doing so made you think of your own death. Or, it could be that you have been hearing about others who have decided to plan their own funeral. For whatever reason that you have decided that you want to arrange for your own cremation service, from the service itself to selecting your resting place, here are some ideas that might be of help to you.
6 March 2018
Purchasing a headstone is something that many people end up having to do at one point in their lives. Some decide to choose their own headstone in anticipation of their demise while others decide to leave the decision up to their loved ones. Headstones are used in cemeteries and other burial spaces in order to identify who is buried in that location. They usually have the name of the person, their birth and death dates, and other personal information inscribed on them.
27 February 2018
For many years there were not a lot of options when it came to cremation. People were cremated, their ashes placed into urns, and then the urns stored, or the ashes spread. Fortunately, over the years more options have come along to allow people to have their ashes used in many different ways. The following guide walks you through a few options to consider to ensure that your ashes will be used in a unique way.
26 January 2018
While it may not be a pleasant topic, we all have to think about our final wishes at some point. It's important to take care of the expenses in advance so that people can grieve instead of worrying about your wishes. Funeral insurance is one option that can help make the end a lot easier for everyone. Factors that Determine Cost of Funeral Insurance There are a number of things that will the influence of cost of your funeral insurance policy:
25 January 2018
Although grieving might seem like it should be a top priority when a loved one passes away, you'll commonly find yourself scrambling to make funeral arrangements. Even if your late loved one preplanned his or her funeral and you're getting plenty of help from local funeral homes, the reality is that there will always be lots of things for you to do in the days between the death and the funeral service.
24 January 2018
In the hours and days that follow a loved one's funeral, you may find yourself trying to remember the heartwarming stories that people told you. Doing so may initially come easily, although as time passes, it may be difficult to recall certain details — and they may soon be lost forever. In the challenging time after a loved one's passing, such stories can provide you and your family with a significant amount of comfort, so it's important to think of some ways to capture them.
23 January 2018
When you're figuring out the details for a headstone for a recently deceased loved one, you may be entertaining the idea of having it illuminated at night. Although some cemeteries are closed at dusk, others remain open around the clock, which can make the headstone feel welcoming if you're visiting in the dark. Additionally, you may just like the cozy feeling that you get from seeing the headstone lit up on a gray day.
19 January 2018
When your loved one chooses cremation, you may still want to have a viewing before the cremation process occurs. There are many options you can choose from to make this part of the funeral one that provides closure for your family. Here are a few options to consider when planning a viewing before cremation. Family Viewing For some families, having a viewing at the funeral home directly before the service is performed provides the closure needed.
17 January 2018
Hosting a funeral reception can be a way for friends and family to gather after the funeral services are complete, or it can be held in conjunction with a viewing before the funeral begins. The reception offers a way to honor your loved one while also sharing a meal with family and friends. If you are considering hosting a funeral reception, here are a few things to consider as you plan.
10 January 2018
Planning a cremation service alone can be challenging on an emotional level when you're in mourning. If you're in a situation where you need to plan the service with a stranger, it can be intimidating. However, it can be a pleasant experience for all as you strive to celebrate the memory of your lost loved one. Follow these tips when planning a cremation service with a stranger. Address the Elephant in the Room
9 January 2018