Posts Tagged ‘Funeral Planning’

Planning a Funeral in Your Twenties

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Planning a Funeral in Your Twenties

Planning a Funeral in Your Twenties

Early funeral planning is considered one of the best ways to save money and ensure that your death does not cause an undue burden on those you love. By setting aside funds, specifying your wishes, and/or purchasing a burial package, you can cover all the details of your funeral and get back to the task of living. (more…)

Can I Hold a Funeral on a Holiday?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Can I Hold a Funeral on a Holiday?

Can I Hold a Funeral on a Holiday?

One of the most popular sayings in the funeral planning industry is that no one can time the moment of their death. No matter how much preparation you do in advance, the loss of a loved one is always a shock—and the shock often comes during a bad time of the week, month, or year. (more…)

Pre-Planning a Home Funeral

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Pre-Planning a Home Funeral

Pre-Planning a Home Funeral

Making advance arrangements for a funeral is almost always a good idea, but there are times when it makes more sense than others. Home funerals are one of these times. (more…)

How to Find Green Funerals in Your Area

Monday, June 13th, 2016
How to Find Green Funerals in Your Area

How to Find Green Funerals in Your Area

A growing concern for families all across the country is how to say goodbye to a loved one in a way that honors his or her lifetime—and also honors the planet we all share. It is becoming more and more apparent that our habits, trends, and traditions are not always the best for the environment, and any way we can shift our worldview to make more eco-conscious choices is a good thing. (more…)

Top Reasons to Delay a Funeral

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Top Reasons to Delay a Funeral

Top Reasons to Delay a Funeral

Historically, funerals have taken place within the week following death because there were no alternatives. Without refrigeration, embalming, or cremation options, bodies had to be disposed of quickly. This meant that the funeral and/or memorial service took place regardless of the time of year or the extenuating circumstances. (more…)

The Best Age to Pre-Plan a Funeral

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
The Best Age to Pre-Plan a Funeral

The Best Age to Pre-Plan a Funeral

By now, we have all heard the advice from funeral directors and financial experts: making advance arrangements for your funeral is a smart move that will save your family money, heartache, and the stress that so often accompanies an unexpected death. (more…)

Planning the Committal Service

Monday, June 6th, 2016
Planning the Committal Service

Planning the Committal Service

When it comes to funeral planning, there are several different kinds of services you will need to consider. A wake, vigil, or visitation takes place prior to the funeral, offering loved ones a chance to gather (either in the presence of the deceased’s remains or not) to give their last respects. A funeral service is the formal ceremony that takes place at a church or funeral home with the body in attendance. A memorial service is similar in format, though it does not include the body and can thus be held anywhere, at any time. (more…)

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Funeral?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Funeral?

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Funeral?

When it comes to giving your loved one a fitting farewell, you might be tempted to say that no amount of money is too much to spend on the perfect funeral. After all, funeral planning is something you only get to do for somebody once, and after the decisions have been put into action, there is no turning back. (more…)

The Modern-Day Wake

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
The Modern-Day Wake

The Modern-Day Wake

These days, a wake is considered more of a formal tradition of the past than a way to say goodbye to a loved one. Historically, wakes were held when families cared for the body of a loved one at home (as opposed to a funeral home). There was no central location where bodies were prepared for burial, so families would keep the body in a room in the house for the one or two days it would take to make all the arrangements. (more…)

Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Like most industries, there is a busy season and a non-busy season for funeral homes. Although no one can predict their time of death, funeral homes tend to see more traffic during the summer months. More families choose this time to make pre-arrangements, purchase cemetery plots, and inter ashes they may have been holding onto since the winter. Because it can be difficult to open up the ground under piles of snow (and because gathering funeral guests around the holidays is almost impossible), people may also put off traditional burial until the warmer months. (more…)