funeral

When You Know Nothing About Preplanning a Funeral

When you know nothing about preplanning a funeral it can be hard to know where to start. A lot of people don’t ask questions and don’t get started preplanning for after death because they don’t even know what question to ask.  There are so many reasons and dare I say…...

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Do Funerals Help the Grieving Process? 

Do funerals help the grieving process? Some would say a definite yes. Having a funeral is always a sad occasion and grief is present. Some people question, do I have to have a funeral? Maybe for some it feels too painful. Other times the deceased may not have a large…...

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What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What does a funeral home do? Whether you are pre planning for a funeral in the unknown future or planning an immediate funeral for a deceased loved one it’s good to know what exactly the funeral home does. While every funeral home may have things unique to them here are…...

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Is “Green” or Natural Burial for Me?

What is “Green” or Natural burial?  “Green” or Natural burial is an alternative way of burying a deceased person. When a natural burial takes place it is carried out in an environmentally friendly way. In a “normal” western burial there are a lot of chemicals involved when embalming or preserving…...

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5 Questions to Ask When Pre-planning My Own Funeral

5 Questions to Ask when Pre-planning my own funeral   Am I ready to start planning my own funeral? Should I start planning my own funeral? Death and mortality can be a sensitive subject. Some don’t even want to think about the reality that they will die someday, much less…...

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There is a Casket for Everyone

I am amazed by the wide array of caskets on the market. Almost anything you can think of you can find. From a pink “mothers” casket to Louis Vuitton designer casket to a casket that looks like sneaker. I could just go on and on about the amazing designs and…...

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Get it In Writing: Prearranging A Funeral

I love to read advice columns for some reason. In one of the columns a reader wrote-in showing concern for her husband. The man would frequently talk about what he wanted at his funeral as well as other after life decisions. The problem was that he never did anything about…...

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Should You Bring a Gift to a Funeral?

 Do you need to bring a gift to a funeral? Funeral etiquette can be different depending on unique cultural traditions; but there is some general etiquette for funerals that are widely understood. Emotions are already flowing. Loved ones are stressed out and mourning. The last thing you would want to…...

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5 Reasons People Don’t Pre Plan their Funerals

Pre planning a funeral probably is not on many peoples’ list of favorite things to do. That makes it easier to avoid doing it all together. There are so many reasons people do not pre plan. Today I will talk about some of the reasons, dare I say ‘excuses’ that…...

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Who Pays For a Funeral?

There are two sure things in life 1) You will die, 2) someone will pay for your funeral. So the question is who pays for a funeral? Many of us, especially those of us who are young and healthy, do not want to think about our eventual death. When there…...

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