Planning a Memorial Service

  • Pre-Planning Your Funeral Services

    16 September 2015

    Making your own funeral arrangements ahead of time takes the burden off of your family. After your passing, they will be grieving your loss. Trying to determine your funeral wishes will just add to their stress. Here are the main elements of the various services that you'll want to include in your planning to help your family when you reach the end of your life. The Viewing and Visitation The traditional viewing is where people come to pay their respects to you and your family and offer prayers.

  • Options For An Unconventional Funeral

    16 July 2015

    Many families would prefer to hold an unconventional funeral to commemorate their unique loved one. Here are some ideas for funeral alternatives that skip the traditional procedures.  Scatter at Sea A scatter at sea event is becoming more popular as an afterlife service. After the body is cremated, the family gathers at a seaside location to send the ashes to their final resting place. Each family member can help to scatter some of the ashes, making this a great communal way to remember a loved one.

  • A Basic Guide For Arranging A Funeral For Someone Of The Jewish Faith

    15 June 2015

    When someone passes away in your family, arranging for their funeral can be difficult. If the person practiced Judaism and you do not, it can be hard to know how to arrange a funeral that meets their strict religious beliefs. The following guide walks you through the basic information you need to know in order to arrange a funeral that is respectful and in line with Jewish beliefs and practices: