Funeral Terminology You May Or May Not Understand


Chances are pretty good you will hear several terms you do not understand or have never heard before when you are planning a cremation, burial, and/or funeral for a loved one. While it is not really a topic people want to know more about, it is a good idea to understand what it is the funeral director is saying to you. Here are some key terms you may come in contact with and what they mean.

10 February 2016

Funeral And Burial Benefits For Veterans


The United States Veterans Affairs office provides several burial and funeral services benefits to families of members of the armed forces who have passed away. These benefits are designed to provide some financial relief for family members and to ensure that every service member receives a proper and dignified service. If you have a family member who is a veteran, here is what you need to know about these important benefits.

27 January 2016

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