What Makes An Exceptional Funeral Director?

Losing a loved one is the most stressful event in anyone's life. Bereavement and emotional upheaval, sadness and even questioning one's own beliefs are part of the process of coming to terms with that loss. The detail of funeral services and dealing with other grieving parties can result in even the most emotionally people falling prey to depression and panic.  In times like these individuals need to know that there is someone to help. Someone professional, experienced and yet … [Read more...]

Honoring a Loved One Post-Cremation

Losing a loved one is never easy, and the hassle of planning the perfect memorial can often be overwhelming. Honoring the life they led and dealing with the loss on a personal level is a lot to handle during an emotional time.  After cremation services are performed, creating an environment for the deceased’s family and friends to properly honor their legacy doesn’t have to be a burden. Here are a few tips to ensure your final goodbyes are both memorable and honorable.  Preparing … [Read more...]

What Are Your Options When It Comes to Financing a Funeral?

A funeral is a distressing time for people who have lost a loved one and, unfortunately, the cost of a funeral doesn’t make the situation any easier. “According to a funeral home comparison website, you can expect the average funeral cost for a traditional service to be between $8,000 and $10,000.” There are, of course, other types of services that can help to cut costs, such as cremation. Even still, cremation services can be too expensive for some families, which begs the question: What … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Funeral’s Order of Service

There are certain elements of a funeral service that are quite practical. Funeral services are in themselves special opportunities of honoring the life that someone led, their beliefs and values. A funeral service can be considered to be an occasion for reflection, thanksgiving, grieving and the celebrating the life of someone. Funeral Directors are professionals who are charged with the duty of handling logistics, paperwork as well as practical elements of planning a funeral service. The aim is … [Read more...]