Are you selecting a gravesite for yourself as part of the funeral pre-planning process or making a decision for a loved one? Keeping these considerations in mind will help you find a final home that meets your space and religious requirements while also staying within appropriate rules, regulations and a cost structure that you can afford. Selecting a final resting place doesn’t have to be a sad occasion, but instead should be a process of finding exactly the right location for family and friends to visit in the future.
While funeral homes do everything possible to help support families during a loss, there are certain expenses that cannot be reduced or eliminated. For instance, burial plots or urns, the cost of cremation or even a simple memorial service can add up quickly causing unnecessary stress on your family. Fortunately, funeral insurance allows you to plan ahead for final expenses to reduce the pressure on family members at their time of need.
There are so many strong emotions around the loss of a loved one that it can be difficult to think of one that will help you remember all the love and good feelings that you want to preserve. Saying goodbye takes time, but there are many creative ways to bring some normalcy back to your life while still honoring your loved one. From the time of the pyramids to today, people have looked for ways to keep memories alive in unique and meaningful ways with hobbies, keepsakes, gemstones and even memorial urns.
There is a whole new world of terminology around the end stages of life: crypts and mausoleums, entombment or cremation . . . but what do these terms mean to you and your loved ones when you are planning ahead? While all of these words refer to a way to protect and honor the remains of your loved ones after their passing, there are a few key differences of which you should be aware. In general, crypts refer to the vault that is often located below a church or on the grounds of a memorial facility within the mausoleum, while a mausoleum is a stately and serene building that may house one or more crypts. These alternatives to ground burial are used by families extensively throughout the world and continue to gain popularity in the United States.