My name is Evan, and I am a funeral director at a busy funeral home in the Midwestern United States. I have found that many loved ones want to personalize the funeral experience, but they simply don't know how. I am going to outline some ways that you can make a funeral unique to the person you are celebrating. From dramatic readings to favorite music to decorated caskets, the only limit is your imagination when it comes to planning the perfect funeral. I hope your mind will be open to the possibilities the next time you are in the unfortunate situation of having to plan a funeral.
14 June 2018
When you have a graveside monument for a departed loved one laser engraved, you may like the idea of using this technology to have the person's portrait placed onto the headstone. For those who visit the cemetery to pay their respects in the months and years ahead, it can be a comfort to see the person's face engraved on the stone. There are some other things you might want to think about if you're considering laser etching a monument, either instead of a portrait or in addition to one.
1 May 2018
While you don't need to give anything away to those who show up to pay their respects at a funeral for your family member, it's often nice to offer a keepsake following the service. Giving away something that the attendees can plant is an idea that never goes out of style, and buying a number of small saplings from your local garden center can be a perfect choice. Each funeral attendee can take his or her sapling home and plant it in a special place, and then remember the life of your loved one when looking at the tree as it grows.
26 March 2018
For most couples, being buried next to one another is a foregone conclusion. Considering headstones ahead of time can save grief later. When one part of the couple dies, it can be easiest and most cost effective to purchase a two-person headstone. A co-headstone is a good idea for couples who wish to save money and to prepare the grave ahead of time so that loved ones have less funeral planning to do later on.
2 March 2018
When a pet passes away, many pet owners feel that cremation is the best approach. Once they get their pet's cremated remains, they can do a number of things with them, including scatter them in a local park or bury them in the backyard. Another option to consider is looking for pet-related cremation jewelry. These pieces make it possible to carry a small amount of the cremated remains of your pet around with you, which may be comforting as you attempt to get over the loss of this special member of your family.
11 February 2018
Planning a funeral is something that most people don't really think about doing, but is something that you will likely be involved in at some point in your life. Because of this, it is important that you have an idea of what to expect and that you prepare yourself as much as you possibly can. Thankfully, there are some tips that can help make the process successful for you and allow you to create a touching and memorable funeral service.