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.


Understanding Green Funerals and Planning Your Own

28 January 2021
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As an increasing number of people become aware of the processes that go into burial and funerals, many people have started looking towards green funerals as an option. This can be due to a desire of not wanting embalming after death. It can also be due to simply wanting to not leave behind chemicals that will leach into the Earth over time. Regardless of your reasoning to want a green funeral, there are some things you need to understand regarding this type of funeral option. Read More …

The Main Advantages of Cremation Over A Traditional Burial

30 October 2020
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Death is a harsh reality that no one can escape and everyone should accept. If you want to make plans for your own funeral, it is important to know that a burial isn't the only option available. Cremation may serve as an alternative to a full traditional burial, and it offers various pros and cons that should be carefully weighed before making a final decision on how your body should be handled after your demise. Read More …

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 …