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Funeral Planning News

Planning Your Own Funeral; What You Can Do

By on Feb 11, 2017 in funeral planning, Funeral Planning News |

Planning your own funeral may seem a bit morbid but it actually takes the strain and heartache from your loved ones. As we age, one begins to consider funeral expenses and what they might like to see take place. Taking time to plan out aspects of your funeral will take away some of the burden from loved ones and will give you peace of mind knowing you will be laid to rest as you see fit. Meet with Funeral Home To begin, you can meet with a local funeral home and discuss your options. Many funeral homes offer planning options for the living so that you can choose what you would like, from cremation to casket and the actual funeral itself. You basically go through the process of funeral planning as you would if you were no longer living. It may sound odd but it is a common practice and something that can save money for your loved ones in the long run. Many funeral homes will offer payment plans or you can pay a large sum to be used for your funeral when you pass. Choose the casket you would like or urn if being cremated as well as have plans for music, flowers, etc. Talking with Family Members If you do plan on taking care of your funeral services, it is recommended that you let your family members know of your plans. They should know that you have taken care of plans as well as payment, if you have done so. This way, your family knows that you have taken care of what needs to be done so they do not have to focus on this hard part of losing a loved one. Such companies as Casket Gallery & Cremation Service of Florida make it easy for funeral planning. Feel at ease working with professionals in the funeral industry to provide peace of mind when handling your own funeral planning or that of a loved...

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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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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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Important Tips For Planning A Funeral Ceremony

By on Jun 8, 2016 in funeral planning, Funeral Planning News, Obituaries |

Death is inevitable and planning a funeral is one of the most expensive and important decisions made. Most people plan funerals based on emotions, but they forget that it should be treated like any other consumer transaction. Thinking ahead can help you make both informed and thoughtful decisions about funerals and help you choose the right items you want and need. Casket Gallery & Cremation Service educates and provides their clients with all the information they need and allow them to make the best decisions. Time to plan a funeral You may ask yourself when the best time to plan a funeral is. Well, anytime is a good time, except during the funeral. You can opt to go with the preplanning to ease the burden on your family. Preplanning your funeral also gives you a chance to assume the financial responsibility and your final wishes will be followed to the latter. You can contact funeral homes or other funeral service companies to help you with your plans. Consecutively, planning online is also a convenient way and helps you put everything in control. Know your consumer rights Funeral home and inquiries are obliged to offer you with a general price list all the price information needed. Some companies often offer packages, but you have the right to choose what goods and services you want, be it separate or as a package. Visit several homes and compare one funeral home to another to make sure that you are certain about your decisions. You can also consult with the national funeral directors and the FTC on the consumer bills of rights. Avoid emotional overspending Some people panic once they have received the death announcement of their loved ones and might end up making decisions based on their emotions. Well, there is no need to rush into any decisions. Allow yourself to take stock of what has happened. You can also have a close friend help you with the arrangements. A friend will assist you in making sound decisions by providing you with a caring dose of pragmatism.                                                             ...

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How to Plan Your Own Funeral Services

By on Apr 9, 2016 in funeral planning, Funeral Planning News |

We are all responsible in some way for someone, even ourselves. As an adult, you have much to take care of from children to bills and the home. As we get older, we come to realize that we must take care of our funeral plans to save heartache and stress from our loved ones. With a few simple steps, you can take care of the hard part of funeral planning so your children or family members do not have to. Choosing your Resting Place First, you must decide if you will be buried or cremated. This can be a hard decision for many people. A burial is usually the preferred method though cremation can be more cost effective. Think long and hard as to how you would like to be placed. Caskets come in many forms from hardwood to steel and semi-precious metals. You can visit a funeral home in your area to learn about the many different kinds including pricing and materials used. For cremation, you will be taken care of by the funeral home and then ashes will be placed in an urn of your choosing, with options in a variety of price points. Speaking With Your Loved Ones While it will be hard and most will not want to discuss it, you must provide your plans to your loved ones. Let them know you have taken care of funeral plans and what they can expect. By talking about it, you can get the subject out in the open and feel good knowing that your family will not have to go through all the steps after your passing. Working with the Professionals Planning your own funeral may not be something you have ever thought of before but it is a common practice. You can work with professionals such as the Casket Gallery & Cremation Service of Orlando to decide how you would like services to go. You can pay for the services in full or start a payment plan. Funerals can be expensive and a burden on your family. By taking care of the steps, you are saving your loved one’s time, money and additional stress or...

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