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.
3 November 2017
When choosing funeral arrangements for your loved one, you may want to consider more than just the traditional casket spray. If you are looking for some additional ways to pay tribute to your loved one, here are some options you can use to create a beautiful look around the casket: Funeral Pillows Funeral pillows can be placed in the casket, or they can be added to the casket spray. They are typically adorned with flowers, but you can also purchase simple satin designs with a few flowers and a ribbon.
25 October 2017
It's usually not a good idea to go shopping while you're in a highly emotional state. You're liable to make decisions that you wouldn't make otherwise and may be prone to overspending. Unfortunately, when someone you love dies and you're the one that has to arrange the funeral, you have no choice but to spend money, right when you're at your most vulnerable. It's easy to feel compelled to overspend in an attempt to honor your loved one.
4 October 2017
When your loved one passes away and will be cremated, it's often a highly upsetting time for you and your surviving family members. Even though you know the person is no longer living, the thought of the cremation process can be naturally upsetting. Crematorium staff know that this is an emotional time for you and your family, and go out of their way to be respectful and accommodating during the entire cremation process.
19 September 2017
Whether your child has lost an aunt, uncle, grandparent, or parent, a funeral can be a difficult and confusing event for a young child. If you have lost a loved one and have a small child, use this guide to help make the funeral and the viewing a bit easier on your little ones. Provide Options Your child may not feel comfortable in the room where the casket is, and that's okay.
5 September 2017
Losing a parent to death is one of the saddest times in a person's life, and it can be difficult trying to plan the funeral and make it through it. After the funeral, it can get even harder, though. If this recently happened to you, you might want to start thinking about your own funeral, even though this is never a pleasant thing to think of. The reason this is important is so that you can help plan it.