Planning Your Funeral
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Planning Your Funeral

Nearly 5 years ago, my husband’s precious maternal grandmother passed away. This special woman had an amazing sense of humor and a flair for life. Without saying a word, she could make me laugh with just a look. Several years before her death, she visited a local funeral home in order to plan her funeral services. When she passed away, the family didn’t have to deal with the stress of organizing her farewell services. They could relax, grieve, and concentrate on the wonderful memories they shared with her. I've grown to appreciate this. On this blog, you will discover the steps required to plan your own funeral.

Planning Your Funeral

  • Tips For Dealing With Choices In Funeral Planning

    8 October 2017

    Planning a funeral is probably something you don't have to do very often. The first time is usually when a close loved one dies and you are overwhelmed with grief and sorrow. Funeral planning can be stressful and difficult during such a time. Planning a funeral in advance alleviates some of the pressure, but if your loved one didn't make arrangements, the decisions may be yours alone to make. Here are some tips that may help:

  • Reasons To Scatter Your Loved One's Remains In A Cemetery Garden

    26 September 2017

    If your loved one has opted for cremation and you and the surviving family members find yourselves evaluating what to do with the cremated remains, scattering them in a special area is often a popular choice. Thinking of a place with significance to your loved one — sometimes, those who preplan their funerals will even specify this location in advance — might be atop your list of priorities, but it's also worthwhile to consider another location.

  • Graveside Service Options To Consider For Your Loved One

    10 September 2017

    While you may spend a lot of time and effort planning the funeral service for your loved one, you may be unsure about which types of things to include in his or her graveside service. Use this guide to help plan your loved one's burial service to provide a touching tribute and a chance for your family to get the closure they need. Prayer Service In addition to prayers and readings at the funeral, you can have your chaplain or minister perform a graveside prayer service.

  • Tips For Helping Kids Choose Gifts For A Funeral

    29 August 2017

    The loss of a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences in life. Unfortunately, children sometimes discover this hard truth early in life. If your children lose a family member, friend, or other loved one, they may want to go to the funeral. Prepare them by explaining funeral traditions such as bringing sympathy gifts to those who were closest to the deceased person. Bringing a gift to a funeral can help kids feel as though they are doing something special in memory of the loved one.

  • Honor Your Father's Life As A Pianist During A Cremation Service

    4 August 2017

    If your father recently passed away and you would like to plan a cremation service to honor his life and his accomplishments as a pianist, try one or more of the following suggestions to assist you. Music Collage Create a large collage that can be hung inside of the room where the service is being held. Browse through photos of your father as he played the piano during recitals,  pictures of the instruments that he owned over the years, and any awards that he received throughout his life.