What Does a Funeral Director Do?
One of the most mysterious jobs in our communities may be that of a funeral director. You may wonder, “What exactly does a funeral director do?” Every funeral director’s responsibilities center aRead More
Thoughts on Choosing Music for a Funeral
One of the most personal features of a funeral is the music. Music sets the tone and expresses emotions that cannot be spoken in words, and music has the power tRead More
Navigating Sibling Disagreement when Planning a Funeral for a Parent
Ideally, every family faced with planning their parent’s funeral will completely agree about every detail in perfect unity. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, and every famRead More
Transferring Pre-Need Funeral Plans
If you have pre-planned your funeral or celebration of life, you understand the peace of mind that provides. However, life situations can change, and you may find yourself needing to move closerRead More
The Biggest Misconceptions About Cremation
Cremation has not only become a lot more common since the turn of the millennium. It is well on its way to becoming the norm. In 2021, nearly 60 percent of familRead More
Why Rituals Are Important, Pt. 2
In the previous post, we discussed the importance of rituals, of gathering as a group. Whatever the nature of the gathering—a church service, to something much smaller and less informRead More
Why Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home?
There are important differences between a funeral home owned by a local family and one run by a large corporation. A Family-Owned funeral home has roots in the community and can focus onRead More
Exploring Funeral Costs: 5 Ways to Plan
Funeral costs can vary depending on where you live and what goods and services are selected. However, most people do not want funeral costs to become a financial burden for their survivinRead More
Should Adult Children Be Included in Parent’s End-Of-Life Planning?
While it may be difficult to discuss end-of-life issues, it is to everyone’s advantage – children and parents alike – to calmly discuss plans and preferences for end-of-life care and prefRead More
Featured FAQ: What Should be in a Funeral Planning Checklist?
Pre-planning a funeral is a safe way to protect your family from the emotional and financial burden of having to make funeral arrangements after your death and ensures that you receive thRead More