For most people, obituaries are not something they like to think about. However, in times of loss, they become an essential part of conveying your gratitude and respect for the departed. Crafting an obituary is not an easy task — it can be an emotionally taxing experience. But it is equally important to make sure the obituary truly captures the essence of the person, their life, and their accomplishments. This post will take a look at some essential tips that will help you craft an obituary.
When you lose a loved one, it's natural to want to create a lasting memorial for them. Many people choose traditional grave headstones, which often include the name, birth, and death dates of the deceased. While there's nothing wrong with traditional headstones, there are also opportunities to create a more personalized and meaningful memorial.
Discover a few unconventional customizations for grave headstones that will ensure your loved one's memory lives on in a unique and personal way.
There are several ways to deal with the ashes of your loved one after cremation. The conventional methods are scattering them on a water body, placing them in a decorative urn, or placing them in a designated memorial area. Did you know you can also choose to have a small portion of the ashes incorporated into a pendant, ring, bracelet, or other form of jewelry? You can do that by taking your favorite jewelry and ashes to a jeweler who'll use a small compartment or chamber within the jewelry piece to hold a small portion of the ashes securely.
Pre-planning your own funeral is a smart move that will make things easier for your family when you die. By making funeral pre-arrangements now, you can feel at peace knowing that your funeral and burial or cremation will be handled based on your own preferences. It will also help your family because they won't have to make difficult funeral-related decisions during a time of sadness and grief. Here are three funeral pre-arrangement tips to keep in mind:
One of the reasons that cremation is a popular choice with people making end-of-life plans is that is seen as the more affordable option when compared with a traditional funeral and burial. Your urn, for example, will likely cost far less than the average casket. If you are taking charge of your own cremation, here are some tips for you and your family to keep in mind if you'd like to keep this task even more affordable.