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Funeral Ceremonies: Creative Ceremonies Can Help Celebrate Your Loved One

Funeral Ceremonies: Creative Ceremonies Can Help Celebrate Your Loved One A creative Funeral Service is a beautiful and inspirational way to honor the life of your loved one. The entire ceremony must be planned well in advance to give everyone in attendance at the time and place they need. The time allotted for the funeral will depend on the number of attendees.   If there are only two attendees at your memorial service, you may wish to make an outdoor ceremony. This can be done by renting a casket or by placing a memorial plaque at the headstone or gravestone of your departed. Your friends and family can then attend in the comfort of their homes. However, if you have a larger group, it would be best to have a funeral home create the ceremony outside.   Planning a memorial service can be quite overwhelming and stressful. It’s important to have someone in charge of planning the ceremony who has plenty of experience. A funeral director or caterer who has performed many such services will be able to help guide you in this area. You can get help from friends and family, as well. You will want everyone to bring something special, so have each guest write down a few items they are most likely to bring.   There are a great selection of funeral programs available to purchase. Many times, a funeral service planner can select the right one for you to use. The program is also a good way to advertise to those not attending your memorial.   If you’re having a traditional funeral, you may want to choose a more traditional casket. These can range in price, as well as style. Traditional caskets are typically made of wood with a metal frame and sometimes even with a marble or stone top.   If you are considering using a funeral home, you will need to decide if the casket should be prepared by the funeral home, or by a casket designer. If it is done by the funeral home, it will allow you to choose a design that… read more Funeral Ceremonies: Creative Ceremonies Can Help Celebrate Your Loved One

Cremation Urns – Choosing The Right Material For Your Memorial

Cremation Urns – Choosing The Right Material For Your Memorial Cremation memorials are arrangements from various materials including glass, ceramic, marble, wood, stone, and even resin. Other thoughtful and practical ideas is to set the cremation memorial urns inside a water-based urn, place them in a water-soluble medium, and then float it into a pool of water where the ashes remain. There are also several options of where to bury the remains once the cremation is complete.   One option is to have a funeral mass at the funeral home and the cremation memorial is displayed with a photo in the funeral home chapel or crematory. The picture is then placed on a funeral marker at the cemetery. It is important to keep in mind that the picture must not be the exact image of the deceased. A good picture will look like a collage and a person will remember the deceased by seeing that picture.   Cremation memorial is very useful if there are children involved. Cremation memorials are helpful to memorialize loved ones who have been gone for some time and they are often displayed in the home. In this situation, the cremation memorial can be placed on the mantel, on a table in the living room, or on a shelf inside of the living room. A good place to keep the memorial is inside of the home, but some people choose to keep the memorial on display in a funeral home during the services.   The cremation memorial can also be displayed at a memorial service that includes a viewing. This type of display is very popular in the United Kingdom and other countries. The cremation memorial can be viewed from many different angles and it can be used in various settings in the service such as a reception, a dinner, or an open casket funeral service.   Cremation memorials are also used to show respect for those who have died. They are also very beautiful and unique because they are made from various materials that are chosen for their beauty. These include various natural products such… read more Cremation Urns – Choosing The Right Material For Your Memorial

Cremation Choices – What Are Your Options?

Cremation Choices – What Are Your Options? If you are planning on a funeral and are confused as to what type of cremation options are available, then you are not alone. There are hundreds of funeral homes and cremation providers in the United States, and the process can be confusing enough without having to think about what options are actually available. In this article we will give you an overview of some of the popular options for your memorial service.   One of the more popular cremation choices is the traditional funeral. This option is perfect if you have a family and are close to your loved one. Typically, you select the ashes of your loved one at a memorial service after the casket has been opened and the viewing over. After the viewing is completed, your family will select the ashes for burial in a local cemetery.   You can choose the traditional burial or you may want to opt for a different kind of service. Your choice should depend on the wishes of your loved one. You can choose from a traditional service, a ceremony of remembrance or even have them come back to perform a service of a different type.   Another type of cremation choice is a memorial service. This service will be held prior to the service of a cremation service. This memorial service will allow your family to remember the life of your loved one and to honor the memory of their lives. Many of the traditional services that are available will still be offered, so if you do choose to have a memorial service then you can expect to pay just like the traditional service. The memorial service will also have a service of respect for all those who have died and those that will follow.   If you do not have a family to attend the memorial service, then you may want to consider using a proxy. Using a proxy will allow you to attend the service and you can choose to watch it with them or to not. You can then… read more Cremation Choices – What Are Your Options?

Expressing Sympathy at a Funeral Service

Expressing Sympathy at a Funeral Service It is always good to express sympathy at a funeral when your close friend or loved one has passed on. However, what happens when it is not the time or place for you to express sympathy? This article will provide some helpful advice for expressing sympathy in a funeral setting without putting yourself in a bad light. The first thing you can do is to speak to the funeral director immediately after the service. If you are not sure what your feelings are about the death, then the funeral director may be able to assist you. Also, if there is not an assigned funeral director, or if you cannot find one nearby, then you can make arrangements for a licensed funeral home to take care of your sympathy request. You can also decide to express your own personal feelings and emotions about the death. Some people do this through prayer and others express their sympathy through private grieving. For example, if someone is grieving for someone they love that has died, and if they do not know their loved one as well, then they may want to express their sorrow through prayers and other expressions of feeling. You may want to have an open conversation with your funeral director before you speak to them. Ask about their policy on expressing sympathy to family members, and how they would like you to express your sympathy. You may even be surprised at the options that you have available to you. If you have been advised to leave the funeral home, it is always best to follow the directions of the funeral director, as they can be helpful. However, if you are at a funeral home, you should never speak to someone who is not there. Even if you feel very strongly about what you are doing, it may be inappropriate. If the person is not there, or if they are not responding to your attempts to speak with them, then you may want to consider going somewhere else. If you have any questions, ask the funeral… read more Expressing Sympathy at a Funeral Service

Funeral Home Selection

Funeral Home Selection Funeral planning, also referred to as funeral service planning, is a crucial aspect of planning a loved one’s funeral. The funeral service is one of the last social events of a person’s life. The family and friends that have been closely associated with the deceased since childhood may become understandably frustrated with the funeral planning process. There are a few steps involved in every phase of funeral planning, but it’s important to remember that they all depend on the overall funeral service, so understanding what happens during a funeral will be of assistance to all family and friends in the future.   The first step in any funeral planning involves choosing the location of the funeral home. This decision should not be made lightly. Choosing the wrong location may lead to delays or even financial difficulties for family members, especially if the family lives far from the funeral home. This is why funeral homes are located close to the local community where the deceased lived or worked, so they can respond quickly when family members request information.   The next step in the funeral home selection process is selecting the staff of the funeral home. Funeral homes must have licensed and experienced staff members in order to help with funeral arrangements, but they must also have a sufficient number of volunteers to cover unexpected situations. In addition to having the staff members who are licensed and certified, the funeral home must also have a volunteer clergy, funeral director, funeral assistant, funeral director, or cemetery staff in place as well. The size of the staff depends on the number of attendees and the size of the funeral service. The cost of the funeral service and casket may also affect the size of the staff needed.   The third step involves gathering information regarding the services the funeral home provides for family members. This includes the time and place of the service, the number of seats, the size of the casket, and any other details that are important for the funeral services to have. Many times family members and… read more Funeral Home Selection

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What Families Need to Know About Funerals

The funeral service has evolved through the years as a result of our instinctive wish to honor our dead and to comfort the bereaved. The ceremony of the funeral symbolizes the beliefs of a culture, its hopes, its ideals, its spiritual concepts.

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Planning a Celebration of Life Service

A Celebration of Life service is a non-traditional ceremony wherein a deceased person’s life and legacy is commemorated. The goal of these gatherings is to put more emphasis on honoring the memory of the deceased instead of mourning their death. Guests attending these events take this time to talk about the memories they had with the person who died. Compared to the more somber and traditional funeral services, Celebration of Life gatherings is more cheerful and optimistic. It is typically held right after the burial or cremation and, depending on the budget and the personality of the deceased, can either be small and intimate or grand. Due to its non-traditional nature, Celebration of Life services are not typically held inside a church or a funeral home but rather at outdoor gardens, rented halls, or even at a close family member’s home. Some services can also be held at specific places which bears significance to the deceased. Unlike traditional funerals, there are no set rules in planning a Celebration of Life service. Unless if your loved one left specific instructions, what you include in your service is completely up to you. You can choose whatever theme you see fit for the occasion. You also have the option to either hire a religious officer to preside the event or you can do it yourself. As previously mentioned, there are no set rules in planning the service, but to give you an idea, here’s what a typical Celebration of Life service includes: Speakers: This includes the host. They can talk about the deceased person’s personality and the fond memories they shared together.   Music: Live or digital music is acceptable and usually it is a genre that the deceased person enjoyed.   Refreshments: Depending on the venue of the service, guests can enjoy light snacks or catered meals. Mementos: Scrapbooks, photo albums, videos and personal items of the deceased are usually presented on memory tables and display boards. Memorial Booklet: A simple brochure or pamphlet outlining the Celebration of Life service that is given to the guests. These can easily be made by… read more Planning a Celebration of Life Service

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4 Things You Should Know About Funeral Insurance

A funeral insurance is a practical way of preparing yourself and your family from death. Getting one is a step that must be discussed by the family. This article rounds up most of the essential questions and answers to help you through this process.