The passing on of a loved one is stressful enough without the added financial burden. There's the casket, the hearse, embalming fees, cemetery charges; the list is endless. Arranging a funeral service can be an expensive affair and beyond the reach of many families. So how can you make it affordable yet dignified to plan a funeral? Research and Compare Costs Funeral homes are required by law to give an itemized price list on request.
9 January 2018
When planning funerals, some people choose to have programs printed out for mourners. These programs give everyone an idea of what to expect during the services as well as the estimated times for each part of the day. If you are considering this option as you plan a funeral for a loved one, here are a few things you can include in the programs. Cover Photo Funeral programs can also be used as a keepsake, giving mourners a way to remember the services as well as their loved one who has passed away.
5 January 2018
Are you currently in the process of making out your last wishes so that people will know what you want to happen after you pass on? Have you been trying to decide where you want your final resting place to be? While a traditional burial is a fine option for many people, you may want to give some thought to being cremated instead of simply being buried. There are many advantages to choosing cremation over burial, some of which are:
31 December 2017
The cremation of a loved one does not end with the acceptance of the ashes. Some families want to have a funeral service to show how much the family member really meant. When you choose to have a cremation service, it is usually different from a traditional funeral. You have to consider etiquette, culture, family traditions and religion when thinking about how to remember the person. Read on to find out how to memorialize a loved one when the family chooses cremation.
30 December 2017
One thing that most people don't really think about is their own funeral service. However, this is something that more people should take the time to think out and plan in advance. Planning your own funeral is often a very good idea and there are several benefits to doing it this way. Here are three benefits of planning your own funeral service. You Get Exactly What You Want Your funeral service is completely for you, so the hope is that it will be something that reflects your life and is something that you would be proud of.
27 December 2017
When it comes to giving your loved one a touching funeral service, the casket can play a key role. If you are looking for a customized option that reflects your loved one's personality, here are just some of the many ideas to consider.. Custom Casket Liners Typical casket liners are often a single solid color, such as cream or white. You can order a custom liner featuring a specific pattern to create a beautiful look.
27 December 2017
People often choose a funeral home because of location, a previous relationship with family and off a recommendation from a reliable source. If you are in the burial business, then you want to make your company is attractive to potential customers. However, the décor and design of your funeral home can affect the experience of your guests. The appearance of your business could be keeping you from reaching the next level.
19 December 2017
If you're attending a funeral service and will also be traveling with other attendees for the burial, you'll likely be in one of the vehicles that makes up the funeral procession. If you haven't previously driven in a procession, the good news is that it's pretty easy — for the most part, all you have to do is stay in line and maintain a close distance to the vehicle in front of you.
15 December 2017
The death of a loved one is never easy to deal with. Unfortunately, if you're the one in charge of planning the funeral, the stress can be unbearable. Once you see everything that needs to be done before the funeral, the process can become overwhelming. It's important to know that there are things you can do to reduce the stress and give yourself some much-needed breathing room. If you're overwhelmed by the funeral planning, here are three steps you can take that will help you catch your breath.
15 December 2017
It can be extremely difficult for someone to plan a burial service while entrenched in grief. If you see a loved one struggling to plan a burial service for someone who passed away, reaching out to help is one of the kindest acts you can show the person. Follow these simple dos and don'ts to help plan the service and show your support for your loved one: Do Offer to Do Specific Tasks
13 December 2017