If you are lucky, ordering a headstone is not something you will need to do often in life. Ordering such a significant memorial for your loved one can be emotionally and logistically challenging—both because you are in a grieving state when doing so, and because it's not a process you complete very often. Here are a few tips you can follow when ordering a headstone to help simplify the process and ensure you choose the right thing.
31 May 2018
While your husband was alive, hopefully there were many who walked up to him and simply said something like "Thank you for your service to our country" or "Please know that you are in our prayers every day." After all, the men and women who wear uniforms because they are defending their country are a very special breed, aren't they? Did your husband serve during World War II, during the Korean War, during the war in Vietnam, or more recently?
17 May 2018
Choosing a gravestone and laying out the engraving details can feel like overwhelming tasks for survivors who are in charge of the funeral arrangements for a loved one. It's important to realize the significance of this task, and to put thought into all of the most pertinent considerations. The following are four important things that you're going to have to think about if you're in charge of selecting gravestone details for a departed loved one:
10 April 2018
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things in life to face. It will take time to overcome the devastation of this situation. However, it's always ideal to have a memorial service that shows the love and respect you had for this individual. Knowing specific tips that will enable you to have the best one possible may be helpful. Tip #1: Choose the speaker One of the first things you'll want to do is select a speaker for the service.
19 March 2018
A common way to deal with the cremated remains of a recently deceased loved one is to scatter them in an area of significance. In many cases, the person will have chosen an area before his or her passing, but if this hasn't occurred, you and your family members can commonly come up with an appropriate location. If your departed family member specified that a scattering ceremony was what he or she wanted, you'll want to follow through.
23 February 2018
The days after a loved one passes can seem surreal; most people feel shock and grief as they process their loss. If you need to plan a funeral for a loved one, it can be very difficult for a trying time. When a loved one expressed in life that he or she prefers cremation over being buried, it is important to know your options. Continue reading to learn more about planning a cremation service for a loved one:
5 December 2017
Going to a cremation service to support a grieving loved one can be difficult, but it is not nearly as hard as being the mourner. It's important to plan to be as supportive as possible when your loved one is grieving. One way that you can show how much you care is to make a basket of supportive offers to give your loved one at the cremation service. Here's how to create one that will be helpful and comforting for the mourner.
11 April 2017
Plan Your Epitaph Day is an actual holiday that may sound a bit morbid when you first hear about it. However, it's actually a great holiday because it can raise awareness about the importance of making your own final plans so loved ones aren't burdened with such decisions during what is sure to be an extremely difficult time in their lives. You can then choose whether you want the epitaph on a traditional headstone, unique monument for cremains, or a plaque in a mausoleum like the one represented at http://www.
5 April 2017
If a loved one has recently passed away, then you need to make some tough decisions. If you know that your loved one wanted to be cremated, then there are a few things that you should know about the cremation process. Keep reading to learn about a few. Embalming May Not Be Necessary You are probably aware that bodies need to be prepared before cremation and burial. Traditionally, burials are carried out after the body is embalmed.
31 March 2017
Whether you're planning your own funeral or that of a loved one, it's always a good idea to keep in mind the timeline of the funeral process. If there are a lot of family members who are expected to attend the funeral but live far away, you will have to make allowances for that. And that means choosing a burial option that allows several days for travel before the funeral service takes place.
29 March 2017