funeral preplanning - what you should know

What Should I Do With My Loved One’s Cremated Ashes?

If you have opted for cremation of a loved one's remains, you'll also need to decide what to do with the remains once you receive them from the cremation facility. Here are four wonderful ideas for giving your loved one a final resting place.  Try an Urn Urns are a more traditional use for cremated ashes, and they can be an easy option for storing the remains in a visible place in your home. Read More 

What To Do When You Notice A Misbehaving Child At A Funeral

Nearly everyone has noticed a badly behaved child when out in public. It's usually easy to grin and bear it. Simply looking the other way is usually the best option since you may not know the complexities behind a child's behavior. However, if you notice that a misbehaving child is causing chaos at a funeral, you may be driven to take action. Here's what you should do if you notice a badly behaved child during a funeral service. Read More 

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