Do you want to be buried or cremated? It’s a conversation every family should have with their loved ones. One of the funeral profession’s oldest debates is when families at the funeral home have to choose between burial and cremation.
How much should a funeral cost? It’s something consumers often find themselves asking after a loved one’s passing. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral service $8508. Now with that being said, a funeral service can cost much more or much less. It all comes down to what you want to be included in the service.
As difficult as it may be to hear, there’s a chance your pet might outlive you. If you’ve never considered this, you might find yourself wondering what happens to pets when their owners die? The sad truth is that thousands of pets are placed in animal shelters every year when their owner passes away.It’s a difficult situation, to say the least, and one that can be easily avoided.
Even though every funeral is different, most services often follow a similar funeral planning checklist. While common steps like selecting a casket, purchasing flowers, or choosing a burial plot may seem easy, there are also many common funeral planning mistakes people make during this process.
Although we know that life is not infinite, it’s important to understand why it is important to have a will. If you’re unsure how to write a will, we’ve broken down the different steps involved and discussed the benefits of writing a last will and testament.
A funeral arrangement meeting can often seem daunting or overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve outlined what to expect and how to prepare.
Once a loved one’s remains have been cared for, you might find yourself wondering what do with ashes after cremation. What many people do not realize is there are far more options than storing the remains at home. Taking the time to plan a meaningful ash spreading ceremony can not only help you cope with grief but give your loved one a loving tribute.
How do you find a funeral home in your area to work with? If your answer is to simply Google something and pick one at random, you might be missing out. Click here to learn more about choosing a funeral home. We’ve covered things to look for as well as warning signs that should turn you away.
Did you know that in the 48 hours immediately following a loved one’s death, the deceased’s family could have to make up to 70 decisions? It can be an overwhelming situation, to say the least. In addition to dealing with the grief and stress of losing someone you love, you now have many important decisions to make in a limited amount of time. Click here to learn what to expect when making funeral arrangements.