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Preplanned Funeral Arrangements: A Final Gift To Your Family

by Janet Burns

No one really wants to spend time thinking about what will happen in the event of their death. Unfortunately, it is a topic that is hard to avoid since the fact is no one lives forever. When the time comes for you to move on from this world, your family will be tasked with the job of planning your funeral. This task can be overwhelming at any point but especially so when dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. The good news is you have the ability to spare your family this hardship by leaving behind one final gift. 

Planning For Your Own Funeral

While planning for your own funeral can seem a bit morbid, taking the time to complete this task is one of the greatest gifts you can leave for your family. While there are some aspects of your funeral service which your family will want to plan themselves as their unique way of saying goodbye and honoring your life, many of the tasks that come along with planning a funeral can be a source of anxiety for loved ones who struggle with the question of whether or not they are making the choice you would have wanted. For instance, tasks such as selecting a funeral home, deciding between burial and cremation, and purchasing a cemetery plot are all decisions that family members often struggle to make. Choosing to make your own funeral arrangements in advance can spare your family the anxiety that comes along with this process and give them the gift of being able to focus on dealing with their own grief. 

In addition to making the funeral planning process easier for your family, choosing to take this route can also save you and your family a significant amount of money since many funeral homes will offer special discounts when choosing to plan your funeral in advance. This can be a gift as well since paying for a loved one's final expenses can often be quite a burden for families especially if the death is unexpected. 

How To Start The Process

Once you have decided to go ahead with the process of planning for your own funeral, you will need to reach out to the funeral director at the funeral home of your choosing. This funeral director will be able to help walk you through the process of making funeral arrangements. Once all of the arrangements have been made, the funeral home will provide you with all of the documentation that your family will need in order to take advantage of the gift you are leaving behind for them. Be sure to store this documentation in a safe place, and inform your next of kin as to where it can be found in the event of your death.

For more information, contact a local funeral arrangement service, such as  T.A. Brown Funeral Home Limited.