Understanding The Funeral Prearrangement Process

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Planning A Funeral For Your Veteran

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The men and women who serve our country in the armed forces sacrifice their time and put their safety at risk to protect our nation. As a result, these individuals are often honored for their service after they pass away. Planning a funeral for a veteran requires that you make some special considerations. Understanding the burial benefits that are available to veterans will help you better take the appropriate actions to plan a military funeral for your veteran in the future. Read More»

Choosing Cremation: Hosting An Outdoor Memorial Service

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One of the benefits of choosing cremation for your loved one is that it provides you with the freedom to hold a memorial service where and when your family feels it is appropriate. One option that some families prefer is to host an outdoor service. If this option sounds right to you, there are some things you’ll need to do to prepare the outdoor venue for a memorial service. Here are some steps to take as you plan an outdoor memorial for your loved one. Read More»

Not Sure What To Do With Cremains? A Columbarium Niche May Be Exactly What You Need

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When a person is cremated, the family has to decide what to do with the ashes. Sometimes the decision is easy; maybe the deceased had previously asked to have the ashes scattered in a particular spot, or there’s one particular person who wants to keep the urn and ashes, and no one else minds. But if no previous plans were made other than for the cremation itself, or if people in the family can’t agree on what to do, there is an alternative: the columbarium. Read More»

Comforting The Bereaved At Your Loved One's Funeral

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When planning a funeral for a loved one, particularly if the loss was unexpected, you may be looking for ways to help provide comfort to yourself, your family and loved ones. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help people find comfort during the wake and funeral. Talk to your funeral home director and consider the following options as you plan your loved one’s funeral. Therapy Dogs Therapy dogs are used to help comfort people during tragic events, and they can bring comfort to those attending your loved one’s funeral as well. Read More»

Being Cremated Doesn't Prevent You From Having The Following Things Held In Your Memory

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There are several misconceptions about cremation, perhaps because it wasn’t as common as a traditional burial in western culture. However, as more people are opting for cremation these days, it’s important that you’re able to differentiate between myths and facts about this process. Some people may tell you that being cremated prevents you from having certain things done in your memory, which could make it stressful for you to decide on your arrangements when you’re doing your funeral preplanning. Read More»

Why Cremation Is A Convenient Option

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Cremation is increasingly being popular for many families when choosing a way to memorialize their deceased loved one. Even though the traditional burial remains to be the first go-to option for final needs, cremation is slowly keeping up. Among the many reasons as to why families are starting to consider cremation is convenience. Fewer Requirements Cremation is convenient because it has fewer requirements. The family does not need to prepare a casket, burial vault, headstone, and cemetery lot. Read More»

When And Where To Hold Funeral Services

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if you are having your first experience with planning a funeral, arranging services with funeral homes may be daunting. You’re planning the memorial of a person who was loved by many people, and there are lots of things to think about. The following are some common questions that come up in initial consultations with funeral homes: Where (Geographically) Should You Hold a Funeral? The geographic issue is one that has come up more and more often. Read More»

Take One Of These Approaches When It Comes To Scattering A Loved One's Remains

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The process of scattering the cremated remains of a loved one is the culmination of the series of challenging days that you’ve had since the loved one’s passing. Whether there has been a large funeral or just a small gathering with immediate family, visiting an area that held importance to your late family member and releasing the remains into the air is a solemn ceremony. It’s important to think about who will actually do this job. Read More»

Cremation For The Digital Age: Advantages Of USB Drive Urns

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In the digital age, traditions of the past are nothing like they used to be. This also applied to the world of cremation services. Traditionally, cremated remains of loved ones were placed in a urn or some type of special keepsake box. When this was the case, it allowed people to have a nice little memorial for their loved ones. As technology advanced, so did the ability to present cremated remains in a number of different ways. Read More»

A Funeral Service Is The Wrong Time To Bring Up These Topics

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When you attend funeral services, regardless of how well you knew the person being memorialized, your lone priority should be to support the person’s surviving family members and convey your sympathy. It may occasionally be tempting to use the occasion to discuss other matters, and while some small talk or casual banter before and after the service might be acceptable if the family goes along with it, you shouldn’t show up to the service with an agenda. Read More»