3 Things You Can Do To Improve The Healing Process Of A Funeral


The death of a loved one is considered one of life's most stressful events. This is why it is so important that after you have lost someone dear to you that you take the proper time to grieve and honor the person. Much of that has to do with how you conduct the funeral. Here are some things that should be done with regards to the funeral to ensure that it is a healing process.

29 June 2016

A Guide To Green Cremation


A fairly new process called alkaline hydrolysis is coming onto the market as a "green" alternative to the traditional flame cremation. Here is what you need to know about making this decision for a loved one.  What Is the Process Like? In a green cremation, the facility uses hot water and lye to liquify the remains. So, the majority of the remains are sent down the facility's drain and disposed of properly.

22 June 2016

Tips For Families Considering A Home Funeral


More and more families today are having the funerals of their deceased loved one's at home. While some people may find this type of funeral frightening and somewhat morbid, there are those families that do so for honoring their loved one's final wishes. Many details go into carrying out a successful and memorable funeral at home. Learn more about some the steps you would need to take for having your loved one's funeral at home.

8 June 2016

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deciding On Traditional Burial Over Cremation


One of the biggest decisions you will be faced with when it comes to funeral pre-planning is whether you wish to be cremated or buried, which is an idea that may require more thought than what you anticipate. You may be quick to choose traditional burial for a lot of reasons (whether it is what the rest of your family has chosen or just seems like the more common choice), but cremation could be the better option.

3 June 2016

Movies That Can Be Comforting After A Cremation Service


Losing a loved one is one of the most painful human experiences that one can endure, and it's important for those who are grieving to find comfort throughout the entire grieving process. Sometimes, after cremation services, family members and friends may gather to further celebrate the life of the deceased. They may want to watch a movie to get their minds off their grief, but choosing a film that helps them address these difficult feelings may ultimately be the best movie choice.

23 May 2016

Planning Your Final Wishes? Why Cremation Is the Smart Choice


If you're planning your final wishes, there are a number of items that need to be addressed. You must spell out how you would like your assets to be divided and determine who will be the executor of your estate. However, one of the most important questions that you'll need to answer concerns how you want your remains to be handled. If you're leaning toward a traditional burial, you may want to take a closer look at cremation.

10 May 2016

Your Guide To Choosing The Right Casket For Your Pre-Planning Needs


When creating your own funeral pre-plan, you'll want to specify the type of casket you wish to hold your remains. It is a choice based on an individual's tastes and a decision that should not be left to your family to make after you've passed away. You have a variety of styles and materials from which to choose the ideal casket for your final resting place. Here is what you need to know about where to buy a casket and the types available to you.

25 April 2016

3 Things To Pre-Plan For Your Own Funeral


When a loved one passes away, it's typical for those they left behind to have to quickly make some decisions about their funeral. Instead of being able to grieve with friends and family, they need to pick out flowers, caskets, and various details to ensure that it is everything the deceased would have wanted. Don't make your friends and family go through that if they don't have to. Be sure to plan these 3 things about your funeral.

8 April 2016

3 Ways To Cut Costs On Funeral Arrangements


Paying for a funeral can have a huge impact on your finances. However, you do not always have to break the bank to plan a decent funeral. There are several money-saving tips you can use to plan a decent funeral that shows respect to the deceased and reflects their unique personality while allowing you to stay within the confines of a reasonable budget. Read on for creative ways to honor your loved one while saving on funeral expenses.

16 February 2016

FAQs About Military Funeral Honors


If your loved one served in a branch of the military, he or she could be eligible for military funeral honors. Many aspects of the service will be handled by the Department of Defense if the deceased is eligible. To help ensure that your loved one receives the honors he or she deserves, here is what you need to know.  Who Is Eligible? Serving in a branch of the military does not automatically make someone eligible for military honors.

29 January 2016