Flowers, Poems and Beautiful Elements for Funerals

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Flowers, Poems and Beautiful Elements for Funerals

Hi, my name is Maxine, and I'm glad you find my blog. A few years ago, I lost my husband, and I learned how challenging it can be to plan a funeral. Luckily, I had the help of a great funeral director to guide me. One of the things he impressed upon me was the need to make funerals beautiful. There are a host of ways that you can do that, and they include everything from readings to songs and from flowers to the venue. If you are planning a funeral, I offer condolences on your loss, and I hope you can find the information you seek here. Thank you for reading!

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Planning Your Own Funeral: 4 Tips for People With Cancer

Cancer can be a huge reminder of your mortality, and many people with cancer—whether is terminal or not—heed that reminder and plan their own funerals. If you have cancer and you want to plan your funeral in advance, that is relatively easy to do. Before you start planning your funeral, here are some tips to consider:

1. Prepare to encounter some possible disappointment or fear from friends or family

If you haven't been speaking openly about your death with your family, they may find it difficult to accept you planning your own funeral. Regardless of your prognosis, some family and friends may see planning a funeral as simply giving up the "fight" or "battle" against cancer.

Be prepared to deal with the naysayers before you start planning. Be ready to reassure them that many people plan funerals in advance. You are not giving up but rather planning just in case.

2. Plan to address all aspects of the death ritual

In most cases, planning a funeral involves addressing all aspects of the death process. Plan to make decisions on what you want done with your body (burial or cremation) as well as what songs you want played at your funeral service, what readings you want read and where you want the service held.

Funeral directors like Lee Adam Funeral Services can help you address all of these needs. In fact, funeral homes offer something called a pre-need. A pre-need is essentially a prepaid, preplanned funeral package.

3. Involve your loved ones in the process

One of the advantages of creating a pre-need is that you get to decide exactly how your funeral goes. You don't have to worry about any well-meaning individuals injecting unwanted religious elements or any distasteful rituals into your funeral.

However, funerals are for the survivors. If you want your funeral to give comfort and closure to your loved ones, ask them what they prefer. Although it may be difficult to talk about, getting your loved ones involved in the funeral planning can help everyone process what is happening.

4. Take notes on your funeral plans

If you don't have the money or interest in paying for a pre-need at a funeral home, you can still plan your funeral on your own. Simply, make notes on what you want and inform your family of your wishes. If possible, also set aside money to pay for the funeral or talk with your relatives about the budget.