Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
26 July 2017
When you are in the position of planning a cremation service, you are likely to feel both honored to be trusted with the important duty and sad because of the circumstances. It's important to honor the memory of the person that passed away and allow others to come together in a service that celebrates a life well lived. Consider whether any of these five special touches could add something positive the cremation service you're planning.
12 July 2017
Hosting a funeral luncheon after the funeral service can be an integral part of the grieving process. It gives you a chance to share memories with loved ones, and it also provides everyone with a much-needed chance to relax after the formal nature of a funeral. If you are planning to host a luncheon after the funeral of a loved one, there are many venues you can use for the meal.
9 June 2017
Have you given much thought to what your final wishes are? If something were to happen to you tomorrow, would your family know what you want? Few people want to think about what will actually happen once they pass on. Unfortunately, this can leave behind family members who are confused and conflicted about what you would or would not have wanted. While you will hopefully continue to have a long and healthy life for some time to come, it's still a good idea to make plans for the unexpected.
24 May 2017
A condolences book can be a beautiful gift for the bereaved family, and it can be completed and presented at a cremation service in memory of the person who passed away. A condolences book contains messages from those who knew and loved the deceased person, and it can be personalized for the individual needs of the family. Follow these tips when creating a condolences book for a cremation service. Tip #1: Illustrate Pages with Pictures, Drawings, or Other Visual Elements
11 May 2017
For many families, headstones serve as a visual memorial marking a loved one's final resting place. Since you will likely be visiting the headstone regularly to remember the life of your loved one, you want to ensure that the headstone serves as an attractive and fitting memorial. Here are three tips that you should keep in mind as you design a loved one's headstone to ensure the headstone will remain a source of peace and comfort well into the future.