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

Three Simple Ways To Cut Funeral Costs For A Family Member


When a close family member passes away, you can face a challenging time as you balance your grief with preparing funeral arrangements. If your deceased family member didn't pay for his or her funeral in advance, it might fall upon you to handle the bill; the average funeral cost is about $6,600, as of 2013 data. If you're not in the financial position to be able to afford this expense, there are a number of subtle changes you can make when you're talking to a funeral home representative that can translate into significant cost savings for you.

19 August 2015