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
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
From being unable to afford plane tickets to feeling too ill to travel, there are dozens of reasons why a close friend or family member ends up unable to attend a funeral. Instead of feeling stressed out and sad about your inability to support your loved ones in person, focus on what is possible for you based on your specific limitations. These four ideas all help you share your condolences without having to attend the funeral in person.
14 June 2016
When a loved one dies without pre-planning their funeral, it leaves the family with a lot of decisions to make. Many families do not have a lot of money saved just in case a family member dies, which can create a very difficult situation because funerals can sometimes be quite expensive. The guide below walks you through a few ways to save money on your loved one's funeral. Donating the Body to Science
1 June 2016
As you put together your funeral pre-plan, you'll want to find just the right funeral home to work with. This will be a place that can fulfill your final wishes and provide the services that your family will need after you have passed away. Most facilities offer the same basic services, but the following are some of the special ways that a funeral home can support you and your family.
23 May 2016
The average end-of-life services in the United States cost nearly $10,000, according to data from the National Funeral Directors Association and Funeral Consumers Alliance. This includes a viewing at a funeral home, preparing the body for the viewing, a church or memorial service, an obituary and a cemetery burial with a vault, gravesite and tombstone. This is still the way most families honor their recently deceased loved ones. However, there are a number of things you can do to save money on funeral arrangements, while still being respectful to the person who has died.
10 May 2016
For family members acting as caregivers for a terminally ill family or elderly member, planning a funeral is one of the tasks that will need to be handled. You may choose to plan the funeral with your family member, or you may have to handle all of the arrangements on your own. Use this brief guide to help you to make the decisions for when your loved one passes away.
28 April 2016