Headstone Materials Guide


When preplanning your funeral, the headstone is one major decision you will need to make. When choosing a headstone for your final resting place, the first concern is what is allowed in the cemetery. Each one will have their own rules and regulations that will have to be followed. Once you have this information, you can use the following guide to select which option you prefer that will fit within the rules.

19 July 2016

Three Factors To Consider When Having A Headstone Created


When someone passes away there are a lot of things that must be done in order for a burial to take place. Once you have made arrangements with the funeral director for the funeral, you will need to have a headstone created to mark the place where your loved one will be buried. If you have never purchased a headstone before, it can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many decisions to make.

5 July 2016

Finding the Right Funeral Home to Support Your Family


An important part of funeral planning is deciding which funeral home to use. You want a home that will fulfill your funeral plan wishes but will also work closely with your family after your death. Your family will be going through difficult emotions, and the right funeral home will be able to help your family members with them. While funeral homes offer many services to support family members, here are some of the options that can make a particular funeral home a perfect solution.

24 June 2016

Writing A Letter To Be Read At Your Funeral


There are many reasons that pre-funeral planning has grown in popularity in recent years. It gives many people  the opportunity to think about and decide on their final goodbye while they are still healthy. It gives others the opportunity to do so when they are dealing with a terminal illness and want to be sure that they are able to go out in the manner that affords them dignity and a way to best say goodbye to their loved ones.

6 June 2016

4 Questions Bereaved Loved Ones Need To Hear You Ask


The loss of a loved one is mourned differently by every person who grieves, yet there are also common factors to the grieving experience. Every bereaved person wants to hear comforting, compassionate words that can provide some sort of solace, even if it's only temporary. Your loved one will likely want to hear you say these things when they are grieving. Do You Need Me to Help Plan the Memorial Service?

11 May 2016

Take Note And Save! 3 Simple Ways To Save $100 And Beyond For Your Funeral Expenses


As a responsible adult, making your own funeral arrangements in advance could be one of the wisest choices that you make. However, it may not always be the right time to take on yet another expense in addition to the usual bills that come along with life. After all, a funeral can cost between $7,000 and $10,000 in the United States. What many people do not know who go to pre-arrange and pre-pay for their funeral is that keeping your funeral costs low is a possibility.

10 May 2016

A Guide To Receiving Cremation Services


When you have someone close to you die, you need to be sure that you are doing all that you can in order to plan a funeral that is respectful and to honor them in the best way possible. Anytime you are laying someone to rest, cremation is an option that you should look toward. Make sure that you heed the information below to the best of your ability in order to help your loved one get the final services that they deserve through a professional cremation.

28 April 2016

How You Can Save Your Family From The Emotional Pain Of Planning Your Funeral


Most people are not fond of discussing their own death, much less making detailed arrangements for their own funeral. While you may not like the idea of planning ahead for your final arrangements, doing so can the best and most valuable final gift you can give to your loved ones. Follow these tips for pre-planning your funeral and save your loved ones the pain of doing so. Get The Memorial Service You Want The Most

28 April 2016

Dealing With A Loved One's Suicide: 5 Golden Rules To Help You Recover


If you are dealing with the suicide of a loved one, you might want to seek professional intervention. Find a grief counselor experienced in helping those who've lost loved ones to suicide. Additionally, there are a few guidelines to follow that may help you heal. The following is a simple list of rules that you need to consider: 1. Reach Out for Support Did you know that in addition to professional grief counselors, there are support groups for those who have lost loved ones to suicide?

26 April 2016

Five Special Items To Add To A Memory Table


When a loved one dies, you are left with your memories of his or her time on Earth. Incorporating a memory table into the funeral service is one way for friends and family to create a tribute to the departed. Traditionally, a memory table includes photographs, digital slide shows, and video clips. To better remember the deceased and his or her life, take a few moments to integrate these unique items.

9 April 2016