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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 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?

Types of Funeral Services
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Types of Funeral Services

Funeral services serve an important purpose. It allows us to recognize a life that was lived & acknowledge that the life has come to an end. Funerals exist for the living; for survivors who suffer the loss of a loved one. Here’s an overview of the different types of services that funeral providers offer.

American Funeral Customs and Traditions
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American Funeral Customs and Traditions

Every country has its traditions even in funerals. Similarly, these traditions change in time. In the case of the traditional American funeral, their customs are composed of three parts. The first one is the visitation, followed by the funeral, and then the burial services.