The emotional upheaval caused by a death in the family cannot be understated. The loss of a loved one causes tremendous stress and mental fatigue. Unfortunately, the grieving process for many is often interrupted by an additional layer of stress generated by planning a funeral and attempting to keep the cost of a service and necessary purchases in check. Even a simple service requires making many decisions starting with the most basic: burial or cremation?
28 May 2019
After a cremation, loved ones have a number of options for how to handle the remains. They can be kept in an urn, split up and distributed among family members, or even incorporated into jewelry and other mementos. However, one of the most popular options has always been to scatter the ashes, often in a place that's meaningful to the deceased person or to their family or friends. If you're planning to scatter the ashes of a loved one, there are a few things you should know before you do so.
13 February 2019
If you are planning a funeral, you will want to make it a pleasant service that will touch the hearts of your guests and that will help everyone remember all of the good things about the lovely person who you have just lost. To help with that, you will want to consider using the following tips. Set up Some Picture Boards These will be large boards that you will place a lot of pictures of the deceased on.
9 October 2018
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.
5 September 2018
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