With New Year's Day coming right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the goals and New Year's resolutions we all would like to work on. Whether it’s losing those last ten pounds, drinking more water or visiting your elderly parents more often, we all have things to improve upon. To help you with your New Year’s planning, we have one simple New Year's Resolution that we are confident you can accomplish in 2017: Pre-planning your funeral.
While it may not be as flashy as other goals, completing your funeral pre-planning arrangements is not only important, it can be easy and quick! To get you thinking about adding this to your New Year’s Resolutions for 2017, here are 4 compelling reasons you should plan your own funeral now.
1. You can ensure your wishes for your funeral or memorial service, burial and other details are carried out.
While we may not have thought about this before, you will want to reflect about what type of services you want. Where should the services be, what do you want them to look like, sound like, and who do you want to be there? These are just a starting point of things to ponder as you pre-plan.
2. You will save your family from having to make difficult decisions in their time of grief.
There will always be grief and heartache after a death. Your friends and family will be relieved to know that they will not have to make hard decisions while they’re grieving a loss. What a gift it would be to allow them to take the needed time to remember you without having to deal with additional planning stress.
3. You can prevent family squabbles and speculation about your wishes.
The last thing you will want after you pass away is for your family to be arguing. By pre-planning, you will be able to greatly reduce the stress of loved ones having to make guesses about what you would have preferred for your services. Pre-planning instead will allow you to gather with your family proactively to discuss your wishes for your services and reflect on what life stories are most important to you and your family.
4. You are able to pay for funeral services in advance.
Having your funeral services paid for in advance is just another burden off of you and your family. Make sure to work with a trusted funeral home to ensure your wishes will be met and your pre-planning contract is consistent with the guidelines provided by the National Funeral Directors Association.
Our pre-funding plan is offered to you at No Cost to you or your family by a dependable, professional funeral home, family owned and operated since 1886, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Check out our website for more information on pre-planning arrangements, funding options and much more! Or go right to our Pre-Planning Form to contact us about starting your pre-planning now! We are ready to help you start off 2017 right!