Making Big Choices Regarding Funerals

  • Why Cremation Is Growing In Popularity

    19 February 2020

    The idea of death is not a pleasant thought, but if you are getting up there in age, you can make peace with the situation by taking control of your burial plans. To that end, you may want to consider opting for cremation instead of a traditional casket burial. Is cremation right for you? Here are just some of the reasons why this might be something you want to put into your burial plans.

  • Planning A Funeral Service When Remains Will Be Cremated

    19 February 2020

    Cremation funeral services provide you with the same options as when you are going to have your loved one embalmed and buried. Planning the funeral service can include a wake prior to the cremation, visiting hours with the cremated remains there, and even a church service with the cremated remains. You can plan the funeral according to what works best for you and your family, taking into account any final wishes your loved one left behind.

  • Your Monument Headstone: Considerations Before You Move Forward

    18 February 2020

    Perhaps you're considering getting a monument headstone either for your own headstone for when you pass away or you want one for someone you love. A monument headstone is a headstone that is raised above the ground and is made often from granite or other types of stone. Some monument headstones are made in the shape of angels or other designs while many others are simply square or rectangular in design and vary in height and depth.

  • 2 Tips for Preparing an Intimate Ash Spreading Ceremony

    18 February 2020

    A cremation ceremony will honor your loved one, but during the service, you may still be in shock about the fact that your family member is no longer here on earth. It can be difficult to go through the motions of greeting people and accepting their condolences or sitting quietly in your seat, while you listen to a guest speaker describe your deceased family member. If you are not quite ready to spread the ashes that are in the urn that you selected, bring the container home with you and plan an intimate ash spreading ceremony for a later date.

  • 5 Funeral Planning Issues You Should Know

    18 February 2020

    Putting together funeral services can be a very challenging process, both due to the circumstance and due to the simple fact it's a problem most folks don't deal with regularly. It's a good idea to consider these five issues before you begin making decisions. Talk With Clergy If the deceased had specific religious concerns about their funeral, it's a good idea to sit down with a member of the clergy. If possible, try to find a clergy member who knew them closely so you can get some personal insights and not just a rundown of religious traditions.

  • Cremation Service Packages: Why Consider One

    18 February 2020

    Are you thinking of getting cremated when you pass on, or do you have a loved one considering the same thing? There are many reasons to be cremated, which can be beneficial to the environment in saving space in local cemeteries, saving energy costs on embalming, and also less impactful to the environment because the use of a traditional casket is not necessary. There are also lots of personal benefits to being cremated, such as having a custom way to preserve the ashes and a more unique way to remember a loved one or yourself when death occurs.

  • Planning The Funeral Of A Loved One: How To Prepare

    18 February 2020

    When you have the funeral services of a loved one to plan, you want to do the right thing and get into the funeral home to make the necessary arrangements as soon as possible. Preparing to plan a funeral can be daunting or even confusing, and knowing what to expect can really help you out. How do you prepare to plan a funeral for a loved one? Here is a guide to assist you.

  • Here's What To Expect When Choosing A State Cemetery For Your Veteran Spouse

    17 February 2020

    Your veteran spouse deserves the best when it comes to their final resting place. So choosing a state cemetery to bury them is important. Here's what to expect when choosing a state veteran cemetery for your loved one: The Application Process  Not just anyone can be buried in a state cemetery. These facilities are reserved for those who have served the United States military in one way or another in their lifetime.

  • Win The Cremation Debate

    13 February 2020

    Your family may be appalled by your decision to be cremated when you pass away, but there are some ways to buffer the reactions of your loved ones or even get them to be accepting of your choice. You have every right to decide how your remains are handled, especially if you are going to be utilizing life insurance money to pay for your cremation ceremony and urn. New Traditions Can Be Started

  • 3 Tips For Selecting The Right Condolence Flowers

    13 February 2020

    When a friend or family member loses a loved one, you may feel like there isn't much you can do to offer relief. While you can't eliminate the sadness a person feels when someone passes away, you can send a token of your love and support. The most common type of token sent to those who are grieving is a bouquet of condolence flowers. Selecting the right condolence flowers will help ensure the token of your love and support is both tasteful and appreciated.