Understanding The Funeral Prearrangement Process

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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»

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»