Grief is not a one-size-fits-all process. What works for one person might not work at all for the next. That's important to remember if you have a friend who's dealing with the loss of a loved one. You want to be there for them, but you might not know how. That's okay. Helping a friend through grief is a learning process. The most important thing you can do for your friend is show up.
Have you decided to plan your own funeral? If so, you are certainly taking a large burden from those loved ones you will be leaving behind. It will be excellent for them not to have to deal with funeral arrangements while they are in the middle of the mourning process. Besides, when you plan your own funeral, you can make choices that others may not make for you. One of those choices might be the decision to be cremated.
More people are soon expected to use cremation services over a traditional burial. If you are working on your funeral re-plan, this is a choice you'll want to consider. Don't leave the decision up to your family after you have passed away. Here are some of the reasons that people choose cremation over a full-body burial.
1. You have more control over the costs.
Cremation gives you more options than traditional burial that affect the overall cost of your funeral pre-plan.
If you're considering doing a funeral pre-plan, you'll want to put some time into finding just the right funeral home to work with. Most funeral homes offer similar services. Your search will uncover unique services offered as well as evaluate the staff and funeral director to make sure that they will be of help to your family when you have passed away. Here are a few of the areas to look at when evaluating funeral homes.
Because cremation and in-ground burial both have their pros and cons, it's difficult to claim that one or the other of them is the ideal arrangement for everyone. But it's certainly true that your situation, personality, and religion can affect which choice is right for you individually. Here are three reasons that in-ground burial may be your best choice.
If your family is very traditional or includes a lot of old-fashioned or strongly religious thinkers, you have a lot of potential for offending them if you ask for a funeral that they may perceive as a break with tradition.