Funeral Planning: 3 Critical Considerations for Preparing a Headstone

If you are planning a funeral for a loved one, you should choose their memorial headstone with care. This simple element is essential because it will mark the final resting place of the deceased. In addition, the memorial headstone will help in commemorating the spirit of the departed. An ideal headstone should be personal and unique, and it should be a physical reminder of the life lived by the loved one.   Read More...

Answers to Common Questions About Funeral Arrangements

Making funeral arrangements is very difficult for anyone, no matter their relation to the deceased, but knowing what is involved in such arrangements can make it easier for you, if you should find yourself needing to make such plans. Note a few common questions about funeral arrangements and then discuss any other questions you have with a funeral director, as needed. Is embalming required by law? Laws will vary from location to location, so you might ask a funeral director if embalming is required in your city or state.   Read More...

How to Arrange a Funeral When You're Grieving

The grief a person feels when a loved one passes away can be extremely overwhelming and can make it very difficult to think about practical matters, such as making funeral arrangements for the deceased. Here are two tips which should make this process easier. Seek support from your funeral home director One of the worst things you can do when grieving is to try to handle every element of the funeral arrangements yourself.   Read More...

Difficult Loss: Conducting A Funeral In The Absence Of A Body

Whilst a funeral is usually a time for family and friends to grieve for their loved one and attain a sense of closure, this can be difficult when the person is declared "likely to be deceased" after they have gone missing. From drownings to airline disasters to mountaineering accidents, families may be faced with organising a funeral service without a body amidst uncertainty about what has happened to their loved one.   Read More...

Promession: An Eco-friendly Alternative to Traditional Burial

If you're environmentally conscious during your lifetime, you might want to die in the knowledge that the disposal of your body is eco-friendly too. So, have you heard of promession, and would you consider it as an option to discuss with a funeral director? What is promession? Promession is a little-known form of eco-friendly burial that was originally developed by Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak. The process is fundamentally simple: freezing and vibration breaks the remains down into a fine powder.   Read More...