Glenda Gray

Why Funeral Pre-Arrangement Plans Are Gaining Popularity


If you are looking for a way to make things easier for everyone when the time does come for you to pass on, you will want to consider making funeral pre-arrangement plans. If you have never heard of this before, you might want to keep reading. There are many great benefits that will come from making your own funeral arrangement plans, such as: You Have Control Over Whether You Are Buried or Cremated​

25 September 2021

Cemetery Headstone Selection Tips Every Family Can Use


Making the final arrangements for a beloved family member is one of the most difficult things families must face. In addition to making painful decisions about the funeral service during a time of extreme sadness, families who select interment must also begin to think about the selection of a suitable cemetery headstone.  For most families, the selection of the headstone can be more difficult than making the initial funeral arrangements because it represents a permanent message of honor and love that should last for centuries.

14 July 2021

Buying A Grave Marker For Your Loved One's Burial Place


When you have lost a loved one, you may have to go through the process of arranging a funeral service for them and preparing their burial spot. As part of this process, a grave marker will need to be procured. Often, individuals will only associate grave markers with headstones, but flat grave markers are another viable option. However, there are some myths about flat grave markers that need to be addressed.

28 April 2021

Critical Reasons to Plan Ahead and Pre-Pay for Your Funeral Services


You may have specific wishes for you how you want your final arrangements to be carried out. However, if you fail to put them in writing now, you have no way of making sure that they are held to your specifications. You have to rely on your family members and friends to remember what you want to be done after you are gone. Instead of placing your trust entirely in your survivors, you can put your plans in writing well before you pass away.

4 February 2021

Planning A Funeral? The Basics Of Funeral Flowers


If a loved one has just passed, you may be in the midst of planning a funeral service. While your loved one may have had some funeral plans in place, like who'd give the eulogy, they may not have picked out any flower arrangements. Take a look at the following guide so that this aspect of funeral planning can go more smoothly. Notify Friends and Family of Delivery Points There's a difference between funeral flowers and sympathy flowers.

28 January 2021

Critical Elements To Consider When You Plan For Your Funeral Services


Most people do not enjoy thinking about their eventual passing. However, they may realize that it is something that they cannot avoid and must prepare for while they are still alive. As such, if you want to spare your family from having to plan out your funeral, you can lay out the plans for it now. You can take these elements into consideration as you decide on your own funeral services.

15 December 2020

Reasons To Plan Your Own Funeral


There are a lot of people that assume the planning of a funeral is only done once someone has passed away and then it is up to their loved ones to figure everything out. While you can still leave the funeral home arrangements to your next of kin, you might want to consider planning your own funeral. Here are some reasons why. You Can Arrange For Particular Viewings Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of an open casket viewing.

27 November 2020

Separated By Distance? 3 Reasons To Include A Webcast In Your Loved One's Funeral


If your loved one has passed away and you're making the final arrangements, talk to your funeral director about webcasting the service. Webcasting allows you to broadcast your loved one's funeral via an internet connection. If you're not sure that all family members will be able to participate in the webcast, all they need is a computer and an internet connection. Once the link is set up, your loved ones will be able to join in the funeral service.

17 November 2020

Practical Reasons To Include Cremation In Your Funeral Pre Planning


Your eventual passing may not necessarily be a welcome prospect to contemplate. Still, you realize that it cannot be avoided and can place an undue financial and emotional burden on your family members. Rather than leave them to deal with planning your funeral, you can plan out and pay for your memorial services now. These are some reasons to include cremation as part of the funeral pre-arrangements that you can put in writing and pay for wholly before your death.

13 October 2020

Urn, Memorial, Or Keepsake? How To Choose A Vessel For Your Cremains.


Pre-planning a cremation service will give you several options including the type of cremation and ceremony you would like. Burial arrangements are part of the discussion as well as the type of cremation vessel you want. The cremation vessel can become the most difficult choice for many people. If you are facing this choice, here are some of the most popular options and the pros to each one. Keep in mind, most cremation companies do have all three of these options available either in house or from an artisan.

17 September 2020