Are You Planning Your Own Cremation Service?


Whether you're twenty-one years old, fifty years old or approaching old age, if you're planning your own cremation funeral service, you are more than likely truly helping those you will leave behind at the time of your death. After all, consider the fact that they will be grieving a tremendous loss. Adding the fact that they will also have to plan a funeral service might be very hard for your loved ones to do while they are grieving. The fact that you will have taken care of all of your own funeral service plans might be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give those you love. From selecting the music for your service to planning the spoken words, here are some ideas that might help you.

The Music - Don't you think that music is one of the arts that truly touches a person's heart? In the case of music at a funeral, it might be a way of comforting those who attend and also of expressing things that are important to you. For example, if you are a Christian, selecting hymns like How Great Thou Art and Holy, Holy, Holy will show those who attend your funeral service that you had a strong belief in God. Perhaps you are wanting to make a personal statement that reflects patriotism. If so, consider having a soloist or a choir sing songs like The Battle Hymn Of The Republic and The Star Spangled Banner. 

The Spoken Words - When you consider those who might speak at your cremation funeral service, think of asking both close friends and your immediate family to speak. Another idea is for you to write your own words which you can ask somebody to read for you. If you do decide to write your own eulogy, consider including words of appreciation for those who have touched your life, and words of affection, especially for your family. Consider including both inspiring words and anecdotes that will lighten the mood at your funeral service. For example, if there are funny stories of times you spent with your children and your spouse, include those stories. If there are tender memories that you want to share with those who attend your funeral service, that would also be very appropriate.

Be sure to give important papers, such as the payment for your actual cremation, to somebody who you trust. After all, payment of all of your cremation funeral service will need to be noted.


5 September 2018

Decorating a Funeral Venue

My beloved paternal grandmother passed away almost 4 years ago. Before her death, this special woman suffered many months due to a fatal lung disease. After her passing, her large extended family wanted to celebrate her unique life with an elaborate funeral service. They chose to work with the funeral home staff to decorate the funeral venue with things she loved. Because she enjoyed fishing, a large floral arrangement in the shape of a fish was purchased. Also, the family bought a floral cross to illustrate her devotion to her faith. On this blog, you will discover how to work with a funeral home staff on decorations at the funeral service venue.