Planning Your Own Funeral

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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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Mistakes to Avoid When Maintaining or Restoring a Gravesite

11 April 2018
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Maintaining and restoring a gravesite shows respect to the deceased, and for those who visit the site, as they may be upset to see a grave that is unkempt and neglected. Most cemeteries will provide some type of maintenance service, but not all do, and not all such cemeteries will be very thorough with their work. You may also discover a grave for a relative or someone else at an abandoned cemetery! Read More …

Including Friends in the Funeral Service of a Lost Loved One

18 December 2017
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Sometimes, it's only after someone passes away that their immediate family get to know quite how many other lives they touched. After all, friends and family often run in different circles, so it's natural that relatives never really see all of the other people in someone's life. With all of these people around, you might find that there are plenty of volunteers when it comes to the funeral service. It's nice that there are so many people who want to be involved, but it can be difficult to find jobs for them all. Read More …

Remembering a Loved One: Tips for Writing a Eulogy

21 June 2017
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Arranging a funeral is an understandably stressful process, which is, of course, made even more difficult because of having to deal with so many practical things at the same time experiencing grief for a lost loved one. Luckily, it's not something people usually need to do alone, as there's help available from professional funeral homes, even if there aren't any friends or family members that can help. However, one of the more difficult parts of funeral arrangements is often writing an eulogy. Read More …

How to Organise an Atheist Funeral: 3 Top Tips

21 June 2017
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If someone close to you has died and they didn't believe in God, you may be wondering how you should plan their funeral. Because the majority of the world's religions will have funeral traditions, it is much easier to plan the funeral for a person of faith. While you should obviously avoid anything religious being included during the funeral of a loved one who was an atheist, you will still want to make sure that everyone who attends the funeral is comfortable and has the chance to pay their respects to the deceased. Read More …

Beyond Hymns: Four Contemporary Songs to Play at Your Funeral

6 June 2017
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If you are creating a pre-need funeral plan with a funeral home, you may want to plan your funeral service, as well as picking out your coffin or setting up cremation. Most funerals include some type of music, but you don't necessarily have to stick with traditional tunes. Looking for modern songs that would work at a funeral? Take a look at these ideas. 1. "Keg on My Coffin" by The Push Stars Read More …