Keep Your Loved One With You With These Cremation Ash Jewelry Ideas

Following the death of someone close to you who has opted for cremation, you may either plan to bury the person's ashes at a cemetery, keep them in an urn in your home, or scatter them in an area that holds special meaning. These three methods of dealing with the ashes are common, but there's another option to consider — having a small portion of the ashes included in various pieces of jewelry. Read More 

Planning Ahead: 5 Advantages Of Prearranged Funeral Services

Many people respond reactively to a sudden death. By doing this, they can end up paying far more for a funeral than they should. One way to save money on a funeral, and to make sure it occurs properly, is to prearrange it. Here are five reasons why you may find prearrangement beneficial to you and those you leave behind. 1. Your Funeral, Your Way One benefit of prearrangement is the ability to make your funeral wishes known. Read More 

Funeral Considerations: 3 Ways To Honor Someone’s Decision To Be An Organ Donor

The decision to be an organ donor is a generous one that can save many lives. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about organ donation, and some people even fear that the deceased person's funeral will be delayed or disrupted because of organ donation. That is simply not true. Things can proceed as usual with the funeral of someone who was an organ donor, and it is a good idea to honor their wonderful last role as organ donor within the funeral service itself. Read More 

What You Need to Know About Writing Farewell Letters When Pre-Planning a Funeral

Pre-planning your funeral can be a wise approach to the difficult matter of death. Writing farewell letters as part of the pre-planning process can help a great deal as well. No matter how far away you are from needing the plans that you are making, it can help you gain clarity and express the things that you want to say to the people that matter most to you. Here's what you need to know about writing those letters during the process of pre-planning your funeral. Read More 

Selecting Pallbearers For Your Loved One’s Funeral

When planning the funeral arrangements for a loved one, you may decide that you need to select pallbearers for the services. The pallbearers typically carry the casket from the funeral home or church to the hearse and from the hearse to the gravesite. If you've never planned a funeral before, you may have questions about this part of the service. Use this guide to help you make arrangements for pallbearers at your loved one's funeral. Read More