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

  • Funeral And Cremation Services 101: The Duties Of A Memorial Service Officiant

    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.

  • 3 Things Kids Should Know When Attending A Cremation Service

    10 May 2017

    Not every child is ready to go to a cremation service, but some kids will find that going to the cremation service of a lost loved one can be an important part of ultimately healing from the loss. Use your best judgment on whether your child is ready for this adult event. When going to a cremation service, there are some things that kids need to know in order to get the most out of the event and show respect to others.

  • Tips On Dealing With Family Conflicts During A Funeral

    26 April 2017

    After the death of a family member, you want the entire extended family to pull together and offer support to one another. In some families, however, this isn't a given. Rifts and conflicts that can develop over the years can make this time even more challenging — in addition to mourning the death of your loved one, you may also find that you're stressed about seeing family members with whom you've had conflicts.

  • Selecting Burial Clothes For Your Loved One: Four Things To Consider

    26 April 2017

    When it comes to arranging the funeral for a loved one, selecting the burial clothes can be a difficult but important part of the process. If you are tasked with making the final arrangements for a relative, use this guide to help select the appropriate burial clothes for your loved one. Final Directives And Funeral Plans In some cases, your loved one may have made his or her wishes about burial clothing known.

  • Writing An Obituary For A Funeral Home That Creates A Great Eulogy

    22 April 2017

    When loved ones pass away and are displayed in a funeral home, it is critical to deliver a great eulogy that honors their memory. One of the best ways to do this is to create a great obituary that can help direct the writing of a stirring eulogy. Understanding The Connection Between The Two When writing an obituary to give to a funeral home, it is important to understand how it will relate to the eulogy.