Creative Ways For Family Members To Keep Cremated Remains Close


Scattering ashes is not an acceptable option for those who want to have their loved one close. However, that does not mean they are comfortable with keeping the ashes in a dusty, ornate urn on a forgotten shelf either. There are now numerous, innovative ways ashes can be displayed and appreciated as the treasures they are. Not every method will appeal to everyone, but there are enough options that each family should be able to find something they admire.

11 January 2016

Planning A Funeral For Somebody Without Life Insurance: Exploring Your Options


If a loved one has recently passed away, then you may be currently dealing with the task of planning a funeral or memorial service, which is never an easy task. Of course, things can become even more complicated if you're left with paying funeral expenses without assistance; this is especially common in situations where the deceased did not carry life insurance. Even though things may be tight, this doesn't mean your loved one shouldn't be able to have a beautiful service.

23 December 2015

Unique Types Of Gravestones


Selecting a gravestone is always a challenge, whether it be for yourself or a loved one. Finding the headstone that memorializes the person in question is difficult, especially because of all of the options that are available to you. There are many different types of gravestones that can be used as markers, depending on your price range and the style that you wish for. This article will go through a few of the less common types of grave markers.

15 December 2015

Two Reasons Why Cremation Is An Excellent Choice When Making Your Final Plans


When you're in the process of setting out your final wishes, one of the most important choices you will make concerns how you want your remains to be handled.  While traditional burial is a common choice, cremation is quickly gaining in popularity, and for good reason.  Learning more about the benefits of cremation can help you determine if it should be your preferred choice when drawing up your final plans.

10 December 2015

Pre-Planning A Unique And Personalized Funeral For Yourself


While it may not be a fact that you like to think about or should dwell on often, you do know that one day you will no longer be around. Dying is an inevitable part of life. However, in order to ensure that you get the best possible send-off from this life into whatever you believe comes next, you will want to pre-plan your funeral. Pre-planning funerals has become more and more prevalent in recent years as many people wish to prevent their funeral planning from becoming a burden for their grieving family after they have passed.

9 December 2015

Pre-Planning Your Funeral? Tips For Planning Inexpensive Funeral Arrangements


If you are pre-planning your funeral to make it easier for your family when you die, you can help them save money by planning for inexpensive funeral arrangements. There are many ways you can do this, which are listed below: Cremation Cremating your body is less expensive than having a burial. The average cost of a funeral today is approximately $6,500. Add in the burial vault, and the funeral will be over $7,000.

4 December 2015

How To Say Goodbye To Your Beloved Dog


If your dog has passed away, you and other members of your family are probably mourning the loss of a beloved family member. Even though time is probably the best healer, saying goodbye in a special way will also help to mend broken hearts. Here are some ideas that might help you at this difficult time. Let Each Person Express Feelings - Part of the healing process might be just getting to share memories of your dog.

30 November 2015

Special Services To Look For In A Funeral Home


If you're considering pre-planning your funeral, you'll be shopping for a local funeral home. Many of the basic services offered by funeral homes are the same, but each may have special services that you'll find helpful for you or your family. When you talk with the funeral director at each facility, make a note of these offerings as a way to decide which funeral home is right for you. Grief Counseling

27 November 2015

Preplanning Your Final Resting Place: Unique Ideas For You


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.

24 November 2015

Save Money On Funeral Costs with These Five Tips


When a loved ones dies, you might not be financially able to spend $7,000 to $10,000 for funeral costs. However, there are some things you can do to cut down on the costs that you are responsible for. Use the following tips to save money when planning a funeral. Make Your Funeral Program Digital You might be thinking about printing copies of the funeral program, but if you have 100 people coming to the service, you may be paying $90 to $300 dollars.

20 November 2015