When my grandmother passed away, I was astonished to learn that I had been named the executor of her estate. After splitting up her belongings amongst my aunts and uncles, I turned my attention to planning her funeral. I didn't know where to start. Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent funeral home that understood how to help people plan beautiful memorial services. It was amazing to go through the process of planning the music, the speakers, and even the set-up of the room. This blog is all about planning gorgeous memorial services for the people that you love so that you aren't left grappling with difficult decisions.
When you begin to consider your own mortality and what you would prefer for your funeral and final resting place, you may find yourself unsure of what you want for yourself or what your options are. Before you become overwhelmed with the choices or begin to worry that you are being too morbid, you should know that preplanning your final resting place and making the arrangements ahead of time can take the burden off of your family and friends while also ensuring that you get what you want for yourself. As such, you should get to know some of the unique options available for you for your final resting place and get started making your decisions and plans.
Most people assume that caskets come in a one-size and one-style-fits-all option. However, while many caskets are uniform and look similar to one another, this does not have to be the case. In fact, caskets can be customized to represent the tastes and passions of the person who will reside in them.
Caskets can be custom ordered for color, first of all. So, if you have a favorite color or colors that you would like to have, you can choose the perfect color for you. You can also have panels made with photos, artwork, designs, or other images that represent you and what you love.
If you love music, for example, you can have music notes painted on the outside or inside of the casket lid, for example. So, if you want your final resting place and your funeral services to be as unique as you are, you may want to consider a customized casket that you design yourself in advance.
Returning Yourself To Nature
If you are an environmentalist and/or would prefer not to be buried in a traditional cemetery, there are also unique options available to you. Many people are opting to be cremated and to have their remains used to help rebuild the environment.
For example, you can choose to have your remains placed in a biodegradable urn that a tree will grow from. This essentially will convert your remains into a living tree, contributing to improving the natural world and creating a wonderful and unique memorial to you and your legacy.
Another option is to have your cremated remains converted to an artificial coral reef to create new habitats for marine life and fishes that have lost their habitat due to environmental problems and issues. After these artificial reefs are placed, marine plants begin to grow on and around them making them an integrated part of the marine world.
Now that you have a few unique ideas for your final resting place, you can begin your preplanning process and ensure that when you move on from this world, you wishes will be fulfilled and you will get the send-off you want. For more information, consider contacting the professionals at Lisa Scott Funeral Home.Share
24 November 2015