Burial Alternatives: Body Plastination

March 24th, 2017
Body Plastination

Body Plastination

The vast majority of people will choose either burial or cremation for their final funeral plans. Although alternatives in green burial offer everything from resomation to body donation, these options aren’t mainstream enough to appeal to everyone—and the additional cost and hassle can outweigh the benefits of a more traditional funeral. (more…)

Advance Funeral Planning and Pets

March 21st, 2017
Advance Funeral Planning and Pets

Advance Funeral Planning and Pets

When a person undergoes estate planning or takes out a funeral insurance policy, much consideration is given to the beneficiaries and descendants being left behind. Who among them will be the executor to your estate? Who will be in charge of the funeral plans? How will your personal effects be divided amongst them? There are so many details to attend to that it’s no wonder animals and pets may be overlooked. (more…)

Is it Possible to Make Funeral Planning Fun?

March 17th, 2017
Is it Possible to Make Funeral Planning Fun?

Is it Possible to Make Funeral Planning Fun?

It is difficult to think of planning a funeral for a loved one as a pleasant activity, but that does not mean the entire process the has to be a sad, heavy affair. Although there will always be an undercurrent of grief in these situations, there can also be moments to treasure and value. (more…)

Funeral Ideas for Dad

March 13th, 2017
Funeral Ideas for Dad

Funeral Ideas for Dad

If you are planning a funeral for your father and want to personalize the event, it is a good idea to start pulling your ideas together early on in the process—and to include others who might feel the loss as keenly as you do. Capturing the energy and emotion of the man who gave you life is no easy task, and your support network can really help you send him off in a proper and honorable way. (more…)

What To Do when a Funeral Home Doesn’t Have a Website

March 7th, 2017
What To Do when a Funeral Home Doesn’t Have a Website

What To Do when a Funeral Home Doesn’t Have a Website

Ten years ago, no one would have found it odd for a funeral home not to have an online presence. Not only were we not quite so dependent on the Internet for information back then, but funeral homes were part of an older tradition in which community relationships were favored over new marketing concepts. If a funeral home did have a website, it was more informational than interactive, providing contact information and little more. (more…)

Funeral Ideas for Mom

March 3rd, 2017
Funeral Ideas for Mom

Funeral Ideas for Mom

Planning a funeral for a parent is always difficult, no matter how old you are or how much time you had to say goodbye. When it comes to losing a mother, you might feel even more overwhelmed, as this was the person you turned to for comfort in moments just like these. (more…)

Funeral Planning: How High-Tech is Too High-Tech?

February 28th, 2017
How High-Tech is Too High-Tech?

How High-Tech is Too High-Tech?

At iMortuary, we often celebrate all the ways technology is changing the funeral industry. From webcasted funerals and online funeral planning support to helpful, informative funeral websites like ours, technology has made it possible for families to reduce funeral costs, discover unique funeral ideas, and connect with friends who might live too far away to attend the memorial service in person. (more…)

Financial Help When Someone Dies

February 23rd, 2017
Financial Help When Someone Dies

Financial Help When Someone Dies

When a loved one dies (especially a loved one who contributed to your household income), there are more than just emotional side effects to contend with. From medical bills to funeral planning, death is an expensive process—one that leaves most families without the means to cover all the costs. And finding financial support during this time can be tricky. (more…)

Funeral Planning: What to Do in the Days between Death and the Funeral

February 20th, 2017
What to Do in the Days between Death and the Funeral

What to Do in the Days between Death and the Funeral

When a loved one dies, the task of funeral planning often helps relieve you of your burden of grief. There is something about making burial arrangements, coordinating guests, and cooking funeral food that allows you to get through those first few difficult days. (more…)

Reasons to Delay a Funeral

February 15th, 2017
Reasons to Delay a Funeral

Reasons to Delay a Funeral

Most funeral experts recommend that a funeral should take place as soon after death as possible—usually within a week or so. Not only is this necessary when you’re talking about the disposal of human remains (when burial is the choice), but immediate services can help with the process of grieving. (more…)