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
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