Pre Planning Your Own Funeral is a Loving Act

By on September 12, 2013

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Nobody likes to think about his own death, but it is necessary to do so. The term “funeral home” is searched for more than 6 million times every month on the Google search engine. Planning your funeral and making arrangements for your death long before the event occurs can make it easier for your family when you do pass on. As you pre plan your family funeral services, it is a good idea to put your wishes in writing and provide copies to both your family members and your lawyer. As well, you should keep a copy for yourself in a safe place.

There are a number of aspects of your funeral that you will need to figure out during the pre planning process. For instance, you need to decide whether you want to be embalmed at a funeral parlour, or if you want to have a cremation funeral. Cost may play some role in this decision. A casket is usually the most expensive part of a “traditional” full service funeral. There are many different types of caskets at different price points, but all caskets are sold primarily as a function of their aesthetic appeal. Even if you purchase a less expensive casket, the price of traditional burial is far greater than cremation prices are. Being cremated is a cost effective way of dealing with remains and cremation prices are within the affordability range of most American households.

Another element besides cremation prices that makes cremation such a good choice is that being cremated is relatively eco friendly. Traditional burials take up a lot of green space. When you consider that an estimated 6,400 burials are conducted every year at Arlington National Cemetery alone, which averages out to 28 burials each day just at that one cemetery, the amount of planetary surface area devoted to burial is mind boggling. Funeral cremation, on the other hand, takes up no green space at all and requires no harmful chemicals like ones that are used in the embalming process. Not only are cremation prices lower for you or your loved ones, cremation prices are lower in terms of how much the process of cremation taxes the planet.

93 percent of people in the US have at some point sent sympathetic expressions of mourning in the form of cards or flowers to friends when a loved one has passed. When your family members are opening condolence cards or accepting sympathy flowers, you do not want them worrying about cremation prices or other funeral costs. That is why it is so important to research cremation prices in advance and to pay off the balance while you are alive. Doing so is a selfless legacy you can leave your family. Read more blogs like this.

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15 Comments

  1. Eddie Thornton

    October 12, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Thank you so much for this article. My parents took care of all of their arrangements in advance of their deaths, and it was such a gift to me and my siblings. We were able to focus on our own grief.

  2. Clare Howard

    July 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  3. Seth Sanders

    August 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  4. Sydney Watson

    September 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  5. Sydney Fruz

    October 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  6. Laura Gonzalez

    October 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  7. Gene Harrison

    December 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  8. Johny Garner

    December 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

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    January 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm

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  10. Glen Gilbert

    March 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  11. Perry Brewer

    March 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  12. Kurt Chanler

    May 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  13. Samuel Wilson

    June 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I think that pre planning your own funeral is kind of morbid. I am sorry, but I do. It just rubs me the wrong way.

  14. Warren Nichols

    July 1, 2015 at 12:15 pm

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    July 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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