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Free Seminars Detail Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral is one of the most gracious gifts you can give your loved ones. Having a plan for the inevitable helps ease the burden your family will feel once you are gone. They are not left wondering – or possibly arguing – about what each of them thinks you would have wanted. TheRead more

Objections to Planning for a Funeral

Planning  a funeral for ourselves is not a priority for Americans according to a 2019 consumer study from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). Only 11.5% of those surveyed had done so. In a series of blogs beginning with this one, we’re looking at objections to planning  a funeral for ourselves . The recent NFDARead more

Planning a funeral at the holiday dinner table

Holiday dinner conversations usually center on exciting events over the past year and what people are looking forward to in the coming months. But having everyone together also presents an opportunity to have important conversations with loved ones that are best had in person and with everyone present. Talking about planning a funeral is neverRead more

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Alternative Funerals Documentary Offers Ideas For Nontraditional Farewells

The days of discussing death in hushed tones are passing. More of us share our wishes and plans with loved ones before a serious illness or crisis occurs. This openness toward end-of-life planning has led to more alternative funerals and other unique approaches to say farewell. The new HBO documentary, “Alternate Endings: Six New WaysRead more

Ask for help when planning a funeral reception

Funeral planning is demanding — especially if it happens after someone has passed, as time is very limited. Planning a funeral reception is one element of the bigger picture, though it’s sometimes lost in the shuffle as you and your family scramble to make big decisions and put the plan into action. Making end-of-life arrangementsRead more

Five Reasons to Pre-plan and Pre-pay for Your Funeral

When someone passes, there are typically between three and five days to organize the final arrangements. This is also a time full of great sadness and stress for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, whether it was expected or unexpected. Often, they are not in the right mindset to make huge,Read more