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

  • 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.

  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Sending Floral Arrangements To Memorial Services

    25 July 2017

    Many people take for granted that sending flowers to the bereaved family at a funeral is the right thing to do. While it is a kind gesture that is often met with sincere gratitude, it isn't the best choice for every scenario. Consider these do's and don'ts when you are trying to determine whether you should send floral arrangements to a funeral: Don't Assume That It's Ever Too Late to Send or Bring Flowers

  • Hosting A Memorial Service In Your Home: Four Things To Consider

    12 July 2017

    If your loved one has chosen cremation rather than a casket viewing, you may want to consider hosting the memorial service in your home. This provides a more cozy and familiar feel than a funeral home, and it can be a bit less intimidating to younger members of the family. Hosting the memorial service will take a bit of planning on your part. Here are some things to consider as you prepare for the memorial service.