Planning Cremation Service For A Loved One: Three Things To Know

Choosing between burial and cremation is a difficult choice when your loved one hasn't made his or her wishes known. Understanding what happens when you choose cremation services can make the decision-making process a bit easier. Here are a few things you should know about the process. You Can Choose Your Services You still have lots of options for the funeral service, even if you choose cremation. Your funeral director can arrange a viewing in a casket for the funeral, which can help give you and your family a bit of closure during the grieving process. Read More 

Answers To Your Grave Memorial Questions

The memorial or grave marker is an important part of your advance funeral planning. Taking the time to order this ahead of time gives your family one less thing to worry about during a trying time. The following can help answer your questions so you are prepared. Are there any rules governing gravestones or memorials? There are no official rules. If you plan to have the marker used in a cemetery or mausoleum, check with their rules on grave markers. Read More 

Growing Funeral And Burial Trends You Can Expect To See More Of In 2016

Funerals these days can be radically different than the standard services of the past. While the classic funeral where the deceased is embalmed for a viewing, there is a church service, and then a processional to a cemetery for the deceased to be buried will always be around, there are more options available now than ever before. People are more likely than ever to customize a funeral for themselves or a loved one, based on personal preference or to honor the personality of the deceased. Read More 

Three Things To Know About Offering Your Condolences At A Funeral Home

The most important moment of any visit to a funeral home is that in which you offer your condolences to the grieving family. Although the family members will likely hear similar remarks from scores of people throughout the day, you have the opportunity to deliverv some poignant words that hit home and properly convey your support. Properly offering your condolences as a bit of an art – you shouldn't simply offer a brief cliché, yet you also shouldn't jeopardize the family's time with excessive chatter. Read More 

4 Reasons To Wait A Year After Burial To Create A Headstone

If you recently had a loved one die and they have not chosen their headstone, you may feel rushed to select a headstone and decide on a epitaph before your loved one's funeral. However, since most custom headstones will not be ready in time for it to be placed before your loved one's funeral unless they have pre-ordered it, you may want to consider waiting a longer period before making your final decision and placing your final order for your loved one's headstone. Read More