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.
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
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.
24 June 2017
It is the hardest thing for a parent to lose a child. The pain is even deeper when your baby does not live long after birth. There is always this feeling of unknown. Your hopes and dreams for your baby have died as well. Regardless, you must learn to live with what has happened and go through the grieving process. Read on to find out how to plan a funeral for your baby.
7 June 2017
Going to a memorial service for a loved one is difficult, but the funeral can be even more complicated if you are tempted to lie at the service. Attempting to lie to anyone during a funeral is in very bad taste and should be avoided if at all possible. Whatever you do, try to avoid telling these four lies at the funeral. Stop! Don't Make Up False Things to Comfort the Bereaved
24 May 2017
If you have been asked to be the officiant of a funeral or a cremation service, you should be comforted by the fact that this is a big honor that reflects on the trust that the mourners have in you. It is also a responsibility that should be taken seriously. Be sure to know the duties of a memorial service officiant before you commit to being one for a funeral or cremation service.