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.
6 January 2016
When you make arrangements to have your loved one cremated after the have passed away, you will have the choice to have a traditional funeral or just hold a memorial or life celebration service at the funeral home or even at a private location if you choose. Life celebration and memorial services are a more modern approach and are commonly associated with cremation. If you are looking for ideas to ensure grieving guests are left with the best impressions of their lost loved one, there are a few thoughtful additions that you should consider making a part of the event.
23 June 2015
As much as funeral services are one of the emotionally toughest events to arrange, they also tend to be the most expensive. Just as you would have to budget for a significant occasion such as a wedding, the same thoroughness has to be done for burial services. However, when a loved one passes away it does not mean you have to break the bank to honor their life. Here are some handy tips to cut costs when planning funeral services on a budget.
14 April 2015
According to a survey of children who lost their parents at a young age, none of the children who attended their parents' funerals had any regrets, but three-quarters of those who did not attend their parent's funeral, regretted not going. Based on this data, young children may benefit from attending a parent's funeral, but if you are planning the funeral and have misgivings about their attendance, you may want to consider a few child-friendly alternatives to funerals.