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

Unusual Options For Memorializing The Deceased After Cremation


Cremation remains are typically disposed of either through being scattered in a location that's was of particular importance to the deceased or through being kept in an urn. However, these aren't the only options. If you're interested in some ideas on more unique ways to handle cremation remains, consider the following six ideas: Launching remains into space Send your loved one straight to the heavens with the help of a service that can launch cremation ashes into space.

12 January 2016

Five Flowers That Are Perfect For Funerals Based On Their Meanings


Did you know that different flowers have different meanings? If you are choosing flowers for the funeral of a loved one, it is important to keep those meanings in mind. Here's a look at five types of flowers with meanings that make them a good choice for funerals. Carnations Carnations have various meanings, depending on their colors. Today's carnations come in various artificial colors, and the ones that are best suited to funerals are white, light red, and dark red.

9 January 2016

Preplanning Your Funeral: Choosing The Right Marker Or Memorial For You


In the past, the planning of funerals and memorials was largely the responsibilities of the loved ones who were left behind after a person passed away. This way of dealing with funeral planning can place a large burden on grieving family members, causing more stress and even unnecessary strife between family members. Rather than leave that legacy, you may want to consider preplanning your funeral and final resting place. One of the most important decisions that you will need to make is choosing the right marker or memorial for yourself.

7 January 2016

How To Save Money With A Cremation Funeral Service


Whether you have selected a cremation funeral because it is a family tradition or it was the final request of the dearly departed, you might be interested in making sure that you are able to save a little bit of money. To help you do this, you might want to take a few moments to review the following tips. Rent A Casket For The Viewing Instead of purchasing a casket for the viewing of your loved one, you might want to consider renting one.

30 December 2015

Should You Host An Invitation Only Funeral?


Funerals are a very personal thing and many people have very express wishes about how they want their funeral to go. Some are so particular that they even know who they want to be at the funeral and who they would rather stayed home. One way to deal with this is to hold a funeral to which mourners must receive an invitation. Why Are Invitations Something to Consider? In the case of someone with a lot of friends and family members, holding a funeral by invitation only may be purely a practical decision.

25 September 2015

3 Facts And Statistics About Funerals And Cremation Every Pre-Planner Should Know


Knowing that eventually there will be an end to your life may be a hard fact to face, but planning your funeral in advance will definitely make things a lot easier on your loved ones. In a lot of cases, the discomfort with making funeral arrangements in advance comes from the general tendency for people to keep quiet about the entire process and avoid it in discussion at all. To help you feel a little better about preparing your own funeral plans, it is a good idea to take a look at few unusual facts and statistics regarding funeral homes and cremation.

27 August 2015