Tips On Staying Cool At Outdoor Funerals This Summer

When a loved one passes away during the summer months, many surviving families will choose to hold funeral services outdoors. If you find yourself planning to attend such a service — or the service is indoors but you'll be graveside for the burial and the temperature is extremely hot — it's important that you take steps to stay cool. On the surface, your personal comfort level might not seem important in the scope of the occasion, but the last thing you want to do is faint because of the heat. Read More 

4 Simple Ways To Inject Spirituality Into Your Funeral Service Plans

Living a life in which you are passionate about your own personal spiritual outlook will often mean that when you pass away, you want your funeral to be reflective of the same ideals. Unless otherwise directed by your own personal funeral pre-arrangements or instructions of a close family member, a traditional funeral is not always a spiritual event. While you are making arrangements and plans for your future funeral service, there are a few things that you can do to ensure your event is a more spiritual occasion. Read More 

Five Unusual Ways To Memorialize Yourself After Cremation

When you're taking the time to plan your funeral arrangements, deciding on cremation brings up a number of questions; for instance, you may wish to let your family know whether you prefer to have your ashes, or "cremains," interred or scattered or if you prefer to be memorialized in some other way. If you settle on the third option, you may want to leave it up to your family what kind of memorial they create, or you may wish to personally decide which is the best option to complement your personality and symbolize your life and work. Read More 

4 Reasons You Need To Plan Your Own Funeral Now

Most people don't even take the time to think about their own funeral affairs. This is likely because it's too scary or depressing to think about. While no one likes planning, it's important to take some time to focus on your own funeral planning needs during your lifetime. This can allow you to outline all your wishes properly. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you need to plan your own funeral. Read More 

Three Meaningful Activities You Can Do With Cremation Ashes To Help You Process Your Grief

Although being responsible for a loved one's cremated remains is certainly a great honor and responsibility, it can also be an overwhelming one. You may have the urge to keep the remains close by even though you know your loved one wanted them to be distributed. And if your loved one didn't leave specific instructions for what to do with them, you may find yourself beset by a confusing array of options. Read More