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Planning Your Own Funeral

Hello, my name is David and this is my funeral planning blog. Funerals can be morbid affairs and your own funeral is probably something you don't want to think about. However, last year, my grandmother passed away. As my family dealt with her affairs, we discovered that she hadn't made any plans for her funeral. This made it difficult to know what she would have wanted and some of my family had an argument about the best way to proceed. I worked closely with the funeral home and discovered a lot about how best to plan a funeral and the importance of planning your own. My grandma was laid to rest in a beautiful ceremony. I hope you find this blog useful.

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Belated Sympathy: Acknowledging a Death Well After It Happened

24 July 2020
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There's no universal means of informing the world that a loved one has died. Their family might print a death notice in the local newspaper or post the news online, or they might simply rely upon word of mouth. It's certainly possible that you might be unaware that the person in question has in fact passed away until weeks or even months after it happened. It's an undeniable tragedy, and this can be exacerbated by the fact that you were unable to attend the funeral because you didn't know about it. Read More …

A Guide for Beginners When Choosing Funeral Memorials

29 April 2020
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When a loved one passes on, several things should be done to preserve their memory even after burial. One way of preserving a deceased person's memory is by buying or installing a memorial such as a sculpture, plaque, grave marker or headstone. Deciding on a suitable memorial is no easy choice, and thus, the family of a deceased must consult professionals such as funeral home directors for ideas about memorials. Rushing into buying a memorial can turn out to be the wrong decision if you do not consult a professional. Read More …

Funeral Planning Tips

18 October 2019
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Death is most people's greatest fear. However, planning your funeral is a great relief to your family members as they would have an easy time laying you to rest. The extract below provides some essential funeral planning tips. Method of Burial Ground burials and cremations are the most popular types of funerals today. However, depending on your culture and personal preferences, you may opt to be mummified, a promession, tree burial, plastination or sea burial. Read More …

Top Tips When Choosing a Funeral Home.

1 August 2019
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Choosing a funeral home may be a difficult task for people writing their own will or those planning for a prepaid funeral. Read the extract below to know what considerations you should make when choosing a funeral home.  Reputation Choose a funeral home that is known for high-quality services. Conduct some research on social media and independent websites to determine the reputation of various funeral homes in your locality. Red flags to look out for include incidences of poor customer service or breaches of contracts. Read More …

The Importance of Memorials

28 February 2019
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A memorial is normally thought of as a way of helping bereaved families gain some type of permanent connection to someone they have lost. This type of connection can be hugely important for helping people go through the initial stages of grieving, and on a long-term basis, helping them process the sense of loss that they are likely to feel. Memorials have traditionally been connected to either burials or cremations and are normally associated with a really peaceful place, such as a landscaped garden or quiet chapel, and are generally a fairly tranquil environment. Read More …