Planning a Funeral
By Tom Sangers
Life can be very unpredictable at the best of times.
Even the best plans can often go wrong yet, some plans
are better than none. You would not go travelling with
out some idea of where you wanted to go, so a rough plan
can actually be a good thing.
Many people still do not have a funeral plan once they
die. Not organising something like this could leave the
family arguing over what is best for you, and with most
people cost can be a factor in this. Yet some people
decide to invest the time in planning what they want to
happen on their passing. Leaving clear instructions on
how you want a ceremony (if any) to be run, what songs
you want, whether you want to be buried of cremated are
all things that can be addressed and with detailed
instructions there will be much less room for error.
There is always a lot of cost associated with a funeral,
the casket, the service, flowers which to some is a lot
to spend. Yet the best investment is that of the
headstone. This, after all, will be what is left after
the days events. This should be the element that marks
the individuals life and their achievements and even
acknowledge those that have been left behind.
The headstone needs to be made of something that will
stand the test of time. Something that is hard wearing
yet does not feel industrial. A popular choice is marble
or granite headstones mainly dude to their resistance to
the elements and strong durability. There are many
different elements that can be incorporated into the
design and making of a headstone.
In addition to headstones many memorial care companies
now offer an after care service. A service like this
allows the headstone to be maintained and looked after
on a regular basis. Maintenance would include keeping
the grave tidy, clean and clear of over grown flowers
and debris. This is ideal for people who do not live
near their departed family members yet still want to
maintain a level of care for them.
Remember to leave a well planned will and instructions
to indicate how you want your service to go. This will
make the process a lot easier for those that will
already have a lot to deal with.