Three Weak Excuses For Not Sharing Your End-Of-Life Plans With Your Loved Ones


Have you planned your own funeral, or even shared any of your wishes with the people who will be responsible for handling your arrangements? It's usually not very high on people's to-do lists, although sometimes the sudden death of a loved one or colleague can spur you into action. However, avoiding the discussion is common and often leaves the survivors wondering what the deceased would have wanted. Many people simply make excuses for not pre-planning their funerals or even sharing their basic preferences for what happens to them when they die.

9 May 2016

Four Ways To Pledge Your Assistance At An Upcoming Memorial Service


When the family members of someone who has recently passed away plan to hold a memorial service in his or her memory, it might take place at a funeral home, such as Richard H Keenan Funeral Home, or in any number of other locations, including at the family's home. While funeral home staff will lend a hand if the event is held at the funeral home, it's worthwhile for you to offer your help if the memorial service will be taking place elsewhere.

25 April 2016

4 Types Of Cremation Keepsakes Ideal For Young Girls


For children, losing a loved one can be confusing, challenging, and often their first experience with death. To help a young girl mourn and underneath the death, you can purchase a small keepsake that holds some of the loved ones remains. This is a great way to give a special gift that is cherished for their whole life and gives them a way to cope with the loss. The following four products are specifically made with a young girl in mind and cater to all types of personalities.

8 April 2016

A Close Look At The Advantages Of Cremation Over Traditional Burial


Even though right now cremation is the lesser chosen route for people who are making funeral arrangements, it is not expected to be that way for long. It is actually estimated that by the year 2020, there will be more people who choose cremation than traditional burial. A big reason why cremation has become such a popular choice for many funeral planners is the fact that this choice comes along with a lot of obvious advantages.

30 March 2016

2 Differences Between Embalming And Cremation Services


When you lose a loved one, one of the last things that you want to think about is the preparation that will be necessary for his or her remains. However, it is best to review the differences between different types of services so that your family can select a process that allows you to grieve in the best manner. In addition, you should consider the financial cost of your selection, since the deceased loved one would probably prefer that you maintain a large amount of insurance money for the living expenses of the beneficiaries.

25 February 2016

3 Questions About Making Funeral Arrangements


It's unfortunate, but family members need to take on the responsibility of handling funeral arrangements after someone close to them has passed away. The process can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when the person was somebody close to you. With so many big decisions you'll have to make, it's common to have some questions about making the funeral arrangements. How Quickly Will Funeral Arrangements Need To Be Made? Your first step will be to meet with your funeral director to start making arrangements for the visitation, funeral service, and the burial.

28 January 2016

Why You Would Choose Cremation Over Traditional Burial


When pre-planning your funeral, a major decision to make is whether to have a traditional burial or cremation. It's expected that more people will choose cremation over burial very soon. People have a variety of reasons for making this choice. Here are a few reasons why you may choose to specify cremation in your funeral pre-plan. 1. Cremation can be a less expensive option than full-body burial. There are some items required if you choose burial that are not needed if you're cremated:

14 January 2016

4 Reasons To Work With A Funeral Planning Professional


If you're like most people, you may not even really understand your future funeral needs. Many people put off thinking about funerals because they're so focused on living life in the moment. It's a good idea to take time to think about these needs now. You don't have to go through the planning process alone! With help from a funeral planning professional, you can benefit greatly. Take a look at the following information to better understand the benefits to working with a funeral planning professional.

28 December 2015

How To Avoid Going Broke When Paying For A Funeral


If you are in charge of paying for a funeral and you happen to find yourself worried about the cost, you will want to keep reading. By checking out the following tips, you will be less likely to find yourself as financially strapped when it comes time to pay for everything associated with the funeral. Consider The Option Of Cremation If religious concerns or any last wishes of the dearly departed don't prohibit you from opting for a cremation, this might be a good option for you.

27 October 2015

4 Steps To Planning A Funeral


Planning a funeral for a loved one can be extremely difficult because, not only do you want to do it in a timely manner, but you are also going to want time to mourn his or her death. Doing both of these things at the same time can be really taxing on your emotions. To help you, you may consider taking these four steps to planning the funeral: Plan Ahead: If possible, begin planning your loved one's funeral before their death.

27 August 2015