Thinking about funeral arrangements and someone you care about passing away is never a positive experience, but this doesn’t mean that pre-planning for a funeral is a bad thing. Although you might not want to think about it, it is inevitable that your loved one will pass away someday. When he or she does, you don’t want to be caught unprepared to handle the funeral, and you also want to make sure that you hold the funeral in a way that Read the rest of this entry »
When someone you know has suffered a loss, it is very easy to feel as if you don’t know what to do. If you don’t have a lot of death rituals to fall back on, you may find that you are at a loss. Too many people fall back on sending flowers to stand in for their goodwill and their thought, and it is important to remember that you can do better!
First, remember that the Read the rest of this entry »
Making arrangements for your own funeral is both a luxury that you give to yourself and a task that you can handle for your survivors. In times of emotional sorrow, family members often attempt to appease a misbegotten sense of guilt about not having done more for you while you were alive. The results are that they will often try to overcome this false sense of guilt by ordering an elaborately expensive casket with countless flower arrangements. While you can appreciate their desire to demonstrate their remorse Read the rest of this entry »
Prepaying for your funeral can save money for your family. Preplanning allows you to purchase the products and services that you want before you need them. If you allow your loved ones to arrange your funeral after your death, they may buy things that you wouldn’t want or need.
By planning your final arrangements in advance, you also have an opportunity to compare prices. The prices for caskets, burial plots and funeral services vary widely. When you have the time to research these costs before Read the rest of this entry »
If you are someone who is invested in planning for a funeral or you know someone who is, it can be hard not to fall back on tradition. There are a number of traditions which are variously useful during a funeral, but make sure that you consider which ones are right for you.
For example, skip the sad music if you do not want to hear it. There are plenty of people who do not care for it, Read the rest of this entry »
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