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.
13 March 2018
One of the key points to remember when you're planning a funeral for a family member who has passed away is that you can do virtually anything to honor the person's memory. An idea that some families pursue is to organize a funeral tea — which can take place in lieu of a traditional funeral service or in addition to it. While there are many locations to consider for the funeral tea, it's often a good idea to do so at the funeral home itself.
13 February 2018
Planning a funeral for a baby is one of the most traumatic experiences that parents have to go through. It is even harder when this painful moment comes from a stillbirth. You are going to always wonder what could have been. It means not hearing your child's first cry and missing out on all the milestone moments. However, you should enlist as much help as possible as you honor your baby.
26 November 2017
While not everyone you know may be planning their own funerals in the past, it is quickly becoming something that more and more people are doing. This is because they get to make sure that it is everything that they would want and that they are able to control some of the costs. This takes a lot of pressure off of their loved ones when the times comes to say goodbye.
8 November 2017
If you have decided to plan your own funeral, you might be doing one of the nicest things you could ever do for family members who are left behind. Think about it. At the time of your death, they will be grieving. But what they will not be doing is having to face putting together a funeral service, simply because you have taken care of that yourself. From planning the funeral service to purchasing your own later etched monument, here are some ideas that might help you to plan your own funeral.
17 October 2017
Funeral arrangements might be the last thing on your mind when you rush to the hospital to sit at the bedside of a gravely ill parent, but it's an important topic to begin to consider. Unless your parent has preplanned his or her arrangements, you and your siblings will be taking care of things — and it could be a matter of days or even hours until it's necessary to plan a funeral.