Even if you have the best of intentions, it can be easy to inadvertently make an etiquette miscue due to being unsure of how to act or even because you were stressed and did not understand your actions. Practicing good funeral etiquette is an important way to support the family in need and can also subtly remind those around you of the proper manner in which to act. Here are three etiquette mistakes to avoid making during your next funeral home visit.
25 December 2015
Paying for funeral expenses may be a necessary part of life, but that does not mean that everyone has a savings that they have dedicated to end-of-life expenses just in case someone they love passes away. In fact, many people find that when someone unexpectedly passes, they are at a loss and have no way to come up with as much as $7,000 or more on their own to pay for a funeral.
26 August 2015
When you're helping to plan a memorial service or other funeral-related event, one of the important projects to complete is putting together a memorial table. This memorial service mainstay helps to paint a picture of the life of the person who has passed away and is often a place where people gather during the event. Because memorial services often don't follow a formal structure, there's no "right" way to put together a memorial table.
17 August 2015
Losing someone you love can be difficult. The whirlwind of emotions you are going through cannot be put into words. Your mind is going a million places at once trying to put everything into perspective and come to grips with the reality of the situation. One of the main elements of planning a funeral for your loved one is having to choose a funeral home. While this might seem like a daunting task with so many options out there, you can narrow down your choices by following these simple tips below.
3 August 2015
When you start thinking about what you want done after your death, you start trying to figure out if burial or cremation is better for you. There are a lot of benefits to choosing to go with cremation over a traditional funeral. Cremation When you are cremated, your body is incinerated until it largely ash. This is done at an extremely high temperature, generally between 1400 and 1800 degrees Farenheit. Your bones won't truly be ash, but they will have broken down into smaller pieces.
23 June 2015
Planning your own funeral allows you to not only ensure that the proceedings will meet your wishes, but also prevents your surviving family from being saddled with the burden of handling challenging decisions and unexpected expenses after your passing. Although you have a variety of options at your disposal, it's always ideal to consider the method of cremation. This approach presents a multitude of benefits that can be appealing and, while the process of planning your own funeral can often be emotionally taxing to some degree, you'll feel better knowing you've put a definitive plan in place.
17 June 2015
When you attend a visitation or funeral, you'll have an opportunity to stand in front of the grieving family and offer some words to provide comfort. Although you might feel that your words do little to reduce the family's grief, they can be powerful and provide comfort at a time of need. Even if you're nervous in this moment, try to avoid the temptation to talk excessively; doing so can reduce the impact of your words.
10 June 2015
When a family member or loved one dies it can throw your whole world into chaos as you deal with their affairs while grieving. There are many things that need to be done when someone dies that can be easily overlooked. Here is a simple checklist of things you need to do after a family member or loved one passes away. Get A Death Certificate & Transport The Body After a person passes away, you will need a medical professional to legally declare the person deceased.
19 May 2015
When doing your funeral pre-planning, you have more choices to consider with cremation. You can follow most of the steps in a traditional casket service and burial. But cremation gives you the flexibility to change when and where to have the cremation services to make it more convenient for your family. Here are some of the different choices you have when you make cremation part of your funeral pre-planning. Planning a Viewing or Visitation
17 April 2015
Cut flowers are commonly given to individuals for major events and for decorating a space before a function. Whether it is for a wedding or a funeral, cut flowers have the power to significantly improve the appearance and feel of the room holding the event. Sadly, these flowers can start to wilt and die within hours of being placed into the vase. However, following a couple of simple tips can help ensure that your cut flowers look as good as possible for as long as practical.
8 April 2015