Reasons To Plan Your Own Funeral

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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

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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

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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.

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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

Customize Your Grave Marker with Fun Additions

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If you plan to be buried after you die, then choosing a grave marker is an essential part of creating your funeral plan. Grave markers serve multiple purposes. They identify the person buried in a burial plot, give family members and friends a physical symbol of their deceased loved one, and give the dead a place to write or display anything they wish to leave for future generations. These days, custom-engraved grave markers can even include images as well as beautifully lettered text.

7 August 2020

Typical Misconceptions About Cemeteries As A Final Resting Place

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When you are in the process of creating your final arrangements for your funeral, you will likely face a lot of questions about cemeteries. Check out some of the most common myths about these burial grounds so you have a better understanding.  Myth: Cemeteries require that you buy a headstone.  Some cemeteries may require that you buy a headstone, but many of them will not require that at all. You can choose to leave the grave unmarked if that is what you prefer to do.

22 July 2020

7 Steps To An Sustainable Cremation Practices

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Cremation is often considered more environmentally friendly than burial. However, if protecting the environment is one of your main concerns, there are several decisions you can make to have a green funeral.  Skip Embalming  Embalming a body uses a large amount of formaldehyde that is released in the air when the body is cremated. You can avoid this by skipping the embalming. In some states, you can still have a viewing without embalming if you have your funeral soon after the death.

18 June 2020

Tips For Telling Loved Ones You Want To Be Cremated

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Everyone's life comes to an end one day. When that time comes for you, it will be up to the loved ones you leave behind to take care of your body. However, you can and should make some decisions regarding your remains now, while you're alive and well. If you've decided on cremation, telling your family about this decision can be hard, particularly if cremation has not been common or standard in your family.

5 June 2020

Cremation: A Worthy Option During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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Cremation has been on the rise for a while. It has become an increasingly popular and accepted alternative to burial, with religious traditions becoming more open to it and individuals becoming more aware of its benefits. During the COVID-19 outbreak, however, cremation is even more appealing than before. Here is a look at some of the benefits of cremation during this unprecedented era, along with some advice for moving forward if you do choose cremation for your loved one.

5 June 2020

Planning A Funeral In Advance: Common Misconceptions

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Planning your funeral early in life gives you peace in knowing that this is not something you will be leaving for your next of kin when you pass on. Even though advance planning is relatively common in modern times, it is still a topic that has a lot of misconceptions associated with it. Here is a look at some of the common misconceptions about funeral planning.  Misconception: You have to go to the funeral home to plan your funeral in advance.

22 May 2020