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Preparing Your Own Funeral

By on Jan 12, 2017 in Funeral Planning News, Obituaries |

Everyone will leave this earth eventually, but the subject of death is so taboo that most people do not want to talk about it. However, there are those who are okay with the idea of death and actively prepare their own funeral to avoid leaving this burden to others. But how do you prepare for you own funeral? Below is a basic guide on ways you can take away the stress of your death from your loved ones by taking preparations into your own hands. To begin, you will need to decide how you wish to be buried. Do you want to be placed in a casket or be cremated? If you wish to be placed in a casket, you will need to choose one that you like. Caskets come in all shapes and sizes as well as materials such as wood and steel, plus colors. Take a look at caskets located at the Casket Gallery & Cremation Service of Florida to see what you might like. If you choose cremation, you will need to decide on a container such as a vase to hold your ashes for loved ones. You must also consider the actual service. Do you wish to have a viewing and then burial service? If so, you can work with a funeral home to set up plans as to what you wish to see take place. You can handle all the small details such as music and photos so that your family has less work to do with your passing. The funeral home will be able to assist you with what steps you can take to ease this burden from your family. It may seem morbid but many family members appreciate others taking matters into their own hands and planning funeral services. Talk with your family about your plans and get their feelings on the matter to see if they are okay with you making plans so they do not have...

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Cremation – A Way to Peacefully Depart with Our Loved Ones

By on Dec 18, 2016 in Cremation |

Losing a loved one can be the hardest thing anyone can encounter. But most often we want them to go with full respect and with the needed distinction they deserve. One way of giving this to them is provide them with an immemorial memento that they can have while still physically present here on earth. While burial is the common way to lay our loved ones to rest, cremation is becoming a more accepted way of saying farewell to them. Cremation has some inherent benefits than using the old traditional way which requires an amount of time and investment. More than anything, cremation is less expensive than the traditional burial. With traditional burial requiring caskets and a burial plot, cremation however requires nothing more than a beautiful urn where the ashes of the departed can be kept. Also it is mandatory for a traditional burial to have funeral services which additionally costs some money. Cremation just needs a columbarium niche in the cemetery where the ashes can be laid. Also, cremation saves land use. This can be true as with the traditional burial, a cemetery can be filled with caskets, although nowadays, it can be typical for families to bury their loved ones in multiple cremation urns and rest them in one columbarium. Cremation also does not require the elaborate ceremonies that are often necessary for the traditional burial so it can be much simpler. Cremation is also becoming a preference for most Americans because it is a quick and clean way of disposing a body which can be reassuring for most people. It is a more dignified way of saying farewell to our loved ones than the traditional concept of a body slowly decomposing underground in a casket. Though most people does not exactly know why they would prefer to be cremated, but it is becoming a preference than the traditional one. For funeral arrangements or cremation services, Casket Gallery and Cremation Services, located in Orlando, FL can provide you with the assistance you need. They provide beautiful crafted caskets and cremation urns that would give your loved ones a special resting place they...

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Choosing Between Wood and steel Caskets

By on Oct 11, 2016 in Featured Products |

Choosing Between Wood and steel Caskets Metal and wood are the two main types of caskets. Nowadays there are also green ones, made from natural, more biodegradable, products. However, the majority of people still go for either metal or wood. It is important to look at the factors you need to consider when choosing between the two. A casket is more than just a rectangular container. It often serves as the focal point of the ceremony. It may be designed to honor the departed. Therefore aesthetics may play a role in the choice of coffin and the materials used to make it. Wood Caskets Wood affords the conventional look of a coffin, and is considered to have more personality than metal coffins. Those sentiments are probably more likely to be held by those who have an affinity for natural products. There are different types of wood varieties. Each type of word has its own aesthetic personality. The main types of wood varieties may include, Walnut, Maple, Pine, Oak, Mahogany, amongst others. When buying a wood coffin, you can choose the type of finish you want. Some are highly polished, while others have a satin finish. Steel Caskets Steel caskets may vary in thickness and also style. The main advantage of steel is that it can be sealed to ensure no outside elements can get into the coffin. The sealer around it, is stronger than that on a wood casket. If you are looking for unique personalization features, steel is one of the best choices. Steel coffins come in many different colors and finishes. You may choose between standard steel and stainless steel. Standard steel is more affordable. Stainless steel is considerably more expensive, it is more durable. Casket Gallery offers a wide range of caskets to choose from. Other than Wood and metal caskets, we also have baby caskets and even pet...

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The Wisdom in Hiring Professionals for Funeral Arrangements

By on Sep 1, 2016 in funeral planning, Funeral Planning News |

Death may be part of life but it is arguably the hardest one to accept, especially if the person leaving is loved dearly. Unfortunately, whether you are ready for it or not, you will have to carry out funeral arrangements if you are a guardian of somebody who passed away. Without a doubt, the same would be difficult to do on your own. During such trying times, your best option would be to hire professionals to handle the funeral arrangements. Below are some of the top reasons why it is wise to do so: They have the experience and capabilities to provide the best options and advice – there are a lot of things that need to be taken care of when planning a funeral and even if you have the sanity and energy to carry this out, it is almost impossible to get everything right. There are a lot of important details that you can miss unless you have the experience. If you want everything on-target, better leave the work to professionals. They will help you go through the grieving process – the death of a loved one affects you emotionally and psychologically. In order to get through this ordeal, you should have the time to mourn and grieve. How can you do the same if you are busy taking care of everything? Hiring professionals will relieve you of this burden and give you enough time to recover. They will help you focus on what is most important – so many things are going on after the death of a loved one but you should be wise enough to focus on what is most important; that is being with family. If you can pass on some of your responsibilities to capable people then you should do so. The reasons provided above are enough to help you make the decision of seeking funeral assistance from professionals when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one. For funeral arrangements and similar services, you should immediately coordinate with the caring and skilled people of Casket Gallery & Cremation...

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The Different Types Of Caskets For a Burial Event

By on Aug 16, 2016 in funeral planning, Funeral Planning News |

Sending off a loved one to rest in peace is never an easy thing to do as there is always a lot of emotional pressure involved, exhaustion, and confusion. Buying a casket or coffin is a major aspect of making funeral arrangements, and it perhaps also happens to be the biggest purchase for the burial event. Given the nature of the situation, most people make funeral arrangements with a mind that is not necessarily rational. To avoid such, here is a list of the different types of caskets in Orlando, FL. Metal caskets The metal caskets are mostly made of bronze, copper, or stainless steel. They are also priced depending on how much weight they have per square foot. These caskets are also differentiated by their thickness. Oversized caskets Since obesity is a worldwide epidemic, there has been an increased demand of oversize casket going up to 51 inches, which are known as the Goliath casket. These can work pretty well for oversized bodies. Wooden caskets Most caskets are made from hardwood such as oak, mahogany, cherry, cottonwood, ash, walnut, elm, maple and poplar. If you cherish the beauty and warmth of natural wood, you may want to have a hand sculpted, high glossed, and polished wooden casket to give that visual appeal. Jewish caskets Jews have a special kind of burial container; they require it to be as simple and natural as possible without having any kinds of metal. Pine coffins compared to the other different types of caskets are the best fit for Jewish funerals, hence should not contain any fancy handles or ornate fittings. Cremation caskets These are for holding the deceased’s body during the service prior to cremation. It can either be simple and inexpensive or expensive, all together. If you are looking into buying a casket, you now have some options to choose from the different types of caskets. Contact Casket Gallery & Cremation Service for more information on what they have to...

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