How To Plan Your Own Funeral Service

Planning your own funeral service is one of the kindest things you will ever do. The family you leave behind will already be grieving. Planning a funeral on top of that would not only sad, but it would be stressful for them. Planning your own funeral is also smart, as you can save money. The price you are quoted now will not be changed. Imagine how nice it will be for your family members not to have to choose your casket. Read More 

3 Rules For Respecting The Deceased While Delivering A Eulogy

If you have been asked to deliver a eulogy, you may feel overwhelmed and nervous about saying the right thing. When you deliver a eulogy, you are not only saying a last farewell to a dearly departed friend, but you are also speaking for many people at the funeral. While you are planning your eulogy, keep the following tips in mind to craft a speech that reflects the beliefs of the departed and honors their life. Read More 

How To Plan A Child’s Funeral Service

Of course, any time a loved one dies there are those who are left behind to grieve. However, when the deceased person is a child, that grief is usually much deeper. There's a feeling that the child didn't get to finish his or her time on earth and that those who loved the child will also be missing out on precious experiences. If you are the person in charge of planning the funeral service for a child who has passed away, perhaps these ideas will inspire you to prepare something memorable and meaningful. Read More 

Be A Source Of Strength: How To Comfort A Friend At A Funeral

Let's face it. Nobody wants to be in the unfortunate situation of comforting a loved one who is grieving, but it happens to all of us. No matter how much we sympathize with the one who is in such emotional turmoil, it's hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes and guess exactly what they need in the midst of their grief. Here are some things that you can do and say to someone who is grieving that will be appreciated and remembered. Read More 

3 Things To Know About Choosing Pallbearers For A Funeral

If you are responsible for planning your loved one's funeral, and you plan on having pallbearers, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing pallbearers. Make Sure The Funeral Calls For Pallbearers First off, make sure that the funeral you are planning will actually need pallbearers.  Open Casket: If you are planning an open casket funeral, generally the casket will be set up by the funeral home staff before the funeral and viewing starts. Read More