Make Sure You Tell Loved Ones About Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements


When making funeral pre-arrangements, it's important to inform loved ones of this, and doing so makes the whole process easier on them—not just in terms of cost, but knowing exactly what you wanted. What information should be passed on? Planning or Arranging You need to specify the extent of your pre-arrangements. Some choose to plan their funeral in nothing more than a theoretical sense, leaving wishes with regards to the venue (church, funeral home, a business with the capacity to host, or a private home) and the order of service.

12 June 2023

Creative Ways To Scatter A Loved One's Ashes


Scattering the ashes of a loved one is a popular way for families to honor their memory. While some may choose traditional methods, such as keeping the ashes in an urn, others may choose to be more creative and explore unique ways of ash scattering. Here are some creative ash-scattering ideas to help you commemorate your loved one. Incorporate the Ashes into Artwork Incorporating a loved one's ashes into artwork is a unique way to remember them and keep their memory alive.

1 March 2023

5 Advantages Of Graveside Funerals


When most people picture funeral services, they picture events inside churches, synagogues, funeral homes, or other establishments. The body is present, music plays, and everyone sits through the service. While traditional funerals have taken place in these locations for years, Covid-19 resurrected the popularity of graveside funerals. Even though Covid-19 is waning, there are many advantages to continuing to have your services there. Here are a few of them.  1. Accessible For Everyone

31 October 2022

Factors To Consider When Planning A Funeral


When a close loved one dies, you might be responsible for planning their funeral. If your loved one didn't preplan their funeral, you'll have a lot of work. But, the first step is choosing a funeral home. If you've never had this responsibility, you likely have questions about the process. Yet, you won't have a lot of time to figure things out as funerals happen shortly after a person dies. Here is a guide to help you choose the right funeral home for your loved one's funeral.

12 August 2022

Suggestions For Families Planning Cremation Services


Cremation is used by a lot of families because it's an affordable and still respectful way to honor a loved one. If you're planning on using cremation services for a family member that recently passed away, here are some preparational tips to remember. Choose a Competent Crematory Facility There are specialty facilities in your area that handle cremation services, but you'll need to find one to work with. In that case, you need to perform research on the different options to decide what's best for your family's budget and cremation preferences.

13 June 2022

What You Need To Know About Flying With Cremated Remains


It's not unusual for people to want to have their cremated remains spread over a certain place, such as the ocean. Getting the remains to that location, however, can be a challenge sometimes. If your trip includes flying on an airplane, here's what you need to know to avoid drama and safely get your loved one to his or her final resting place. Contact the Airline First The different airlines have different rules concerning the transport of cremated remains on their planes.

30 December 2016

How To Talk To A Child About The Death Of A Grandparent


It's a sad reality that grandparents often pass away before they have the opportunity to see their beloved grandchildren grow up. Because the parents may be so deeply in mourning, it can be difficult to focus on the pain that the child is going through in the aftermath of a grandparent's passing. However, it's important for a child to have the opportunity to mourn and express their pain in constructive ways as part of the healing process.

6 August 2016

Tips For Planning A Funeral That Won't Break The Bank


If you are in charge of planning a funeral and have found yourself worrying about the cost of it all, you will want to take a few moments to review the following pieces of advice. Consider Asking For Donations There is nothing wrong with turning to friends and family in a time of need by asking for some donations to help offset some of the cost of the funeral. There are several ways you can do this.

28 July 2016

Two Reasons Why You Should Choose Cremation Over Traditional Burial


If you're in the process of laying out your final wishes, one of the decisions you'll need to make concerns whether you want to have a traditional burial or if you'd prefer to be cremated.  Although you may be more familiar with the concept of a formal burial, more and more people are making cremation their choice.  Learning more about the benefits of cremation can help you see why it is the ideal choice for you.

14 July 2016

The Anatomy Of A Good Eulogy: What To Include In A Meaningful Rememberence


Writing a eulogy is an uncommon thing to do, and some people never have to. Knowing what to say in a eulogy, like what to include and what to leave out, can be a challenge. If you're trying to write a eulogy for a loved one, knowing what to write in the eulogy and what kind of information is commonly found in a eulogy can be helpful. This article will breakdown the common components of a eulogy, so you'll know what to write.

3 July 2016