Short on Money for Funeral Arrangements?


If you have a loved one who just passed away, and you are in charge of the funeral arrangements but are a little short on money, here are a few ways that you can save money on expenses while still arranging a respectful and beautiful funeral for your loved one. #1: Purchase an Inexpensive Casket One of the best ways to save money on funeral expenses is by opting for a less expensive casket.

16 December 2016

7 Tips To Choosing The Right Funeral Home


Losing a loved one is difficult enough without all of the decision making regarding funeral services you will have to make. Hopefully, these seven tips can make selecting the right funeral home a little easier. Shop Around Funeral homes can provide you information on the phone for your convenience. Some offer package deals if you choose specific options. It isn't required by law for a written list to be provided by mail, but many homes will send the information to you in advance if you are shopping for prices ahead of the time needed for service.

2 August 2016

Choosing Cremation And A Military Funeral: What You Need To Know


Veterans have certain benefits bestowed upon them, and those rights include burial benefits. While many people think of casket burials at military funerals, cremation can also be chosen as an option. Here are a few things you should know about choosing cremation and arranging for a military service at your loved one's funeral. The Flag Remains Folded During a military funeral where a casket is present, the flag is draped over the casket until such time as it is folded and presented to a family member.

27 July 2016

Things To Consider When Choosing A Final Resting Place


Part of successful funeral preplanning is choosing your final resting place. In many cases, this may be your first task, since some funeral homes are affiliated with specific cemeteries. The following checklist will help you pick a final resting place that will fit with you and your family's needs. Do you need a specific cemetery type? Cemeteries come in four main varieties: Religious cemeteries. These are typically tied to a specific church or religious affiliation.

14 July 2016

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