Understanding The Funeral Prearrangement Process

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Plan a Memorable Graveside Funeral

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If circumstances have led you to plan an intimate funeral for your loved one who has passed away, perhaps you have decided to hold the service at their final resting place. Invite your immediate family and only your closest extended family members and friends to the funeral home services. Besides the date and time of the service, let the attendees know that the service is small, so it is by invitation only. Read More»

Want To Be Cremated? How Cremation Works And Tips On Finding A Crematorium

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Cremation costs much less than a funeral and can save you and/or your family a considerable amount of money. If you have chosen cremation you may want to know how it works. If so, below is information about this. You will also find information on finding a crematorium so you can choose this before you pass away. Cremation With cremation your body will not have to be embalmed, which can save money. Read More»

Why You Should Still Have A Funeral Even Though You Are Preparing For A Cremation

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You plan on getting cremated when you pass, which is your own personal choice and there is nothing wrong with that decision. Many people choose to be cremated to save money since in general there is no casket involved in the cremation process and sometimes it’s cheaper to prepare a body for cremation than it is to prepare a body for a traditional burial. While you don’t have to have an actual burial ceremony when you get cremated, you can still have an actual funeral service, which can be beneficial in a few ways. Read More»

Why Setting Up Your Own Memorial Service Benefits Your Family You Leave Behind

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While you may feel odd setting up your own memorial service, it is an excellent way to prepare for your own passing. When the time comes, your family is going to be upset and may not be in the state of mind needed to plan a traditional funeral. If you have specific songs you would like played or you know what passages you want read, this can all be set up ahead of time so that your family doesn’t have to do it. Read More»

Is It Okay to Take a Child to a Funeral?

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Death is something that everyone has to face, and no matter the age, when you lose someone you love, a funeral can be a hard event to visit. Knowing this fact as a parent can bring about a lot of questions about how you should handle it when a family member passes away and you are concerned about your child. Should you take the child to the funeral home? Will they understand or will it be too traumatizing? Read More»

Have You Decided To Plan Your Own Funeral?

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Perhaps you have recently been to a funeral and you have thought something like, This was beautiful and inspiring. I want something like this at my own funeral service. On the other hand, you might have been to a funeral and your thoughts might have been something like, This service is not only impersonal, but it is downright boring. I don’t want my friends and family to do this to me!  Whatever the case, if you have decided to plan your own cremation funeral, you are probably doing your loved ones a huge favor. Read More»

3 Questions To Ask Your Funeral Director

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most challenging times in life. Besides all of the emotional turmoil, it may be up to you to plan the funeral service. It’s in your best interest to prepare for this as much as possible, and the key to doing so may rest in meeting with a funeral director. Knowing the right questions to ask before the service may be extremely helpful to you. Read More»

3 Reasons To Consider Cremation

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One of the most important decisions you can make is what will happen to your body after you die. While difficult to think about, making this decision proactively and sharing your choice with your loved ones will save them stress and anxiety when the time comes. Cremation should definitely not be overlooked when considering your options, as it offers many practical and emotional benefits compared to traditional burial. Here are a few of the biggest reasons to consider cremation for your final wishes: Read More»

Are You Planning Your Own Cremation Funeral Service?

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Have you decided that you want to plan your own cremation funeral service? If so, it is more than likely that you’ll be doing a great service to loved ones that you leave behind at the time of your death. After all, they will probably be mourning their great loss and, having your funeral service planned already, will be one less thing that they have to worry about. From a visual presentation to music and talks, here are some ideas that might help you to plan your own cremation funeral service. Read More»

Why You Need To Assess The Location Of Your Grave Plot Before Choosing Your Headstone

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When you’re buying a headstone for yourself as a way to ensure that you’re happy with the monument and to prevent your children from having to make this big decision after your passing, you may evaluate the cost and design of a few headstones before making your purchase. Don’t forget also to assess the location of your grave plot before you choose your headstone; if you haven’t bought the plot yet, doing so first can often be a smart idea. Read More»