Headstones can be very expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't turn the grave of your loved one into a beautiful memorial. If you can only afford a simple, small headstone then use one of these ideas to make the rest of the grave special:
A mother decided to help her son grieve the death of his baby brother by adding a sandbox to the grave. This is a great idea if you have young children that might not understand the concept of death or why they need to visit the cemetery.
Although some families still opt to purchase a burial plot and headstone for cremated loved ones, there are many other options for memorializing a deceased family member – even if he or she was cremated. One option that's increasing in popularity is the investment in memorial benches. Here are three reasons why you should consider a memorial bench as a way to remember your loved one.
One of the best features of memorial benches is the fact that they are customizable.
No matter where you live, if you go into a funeral home to make your advance funeral plans, one of the big questions you will hear is, "do you want to be cremated?' This is one aspect of final arrangements that many people do not consider in the beginning, but is definitely a big factor in your overall plans. If no one in your own family has been cremated, it is likely that you do not have a lot of personal experience or facts to go on in order to help you make a decision.
Dealing with death can be incredibly difficult, especially if the deceased was near and dear to you. Because of this, you will need to make sure that you are able to plan accordingly, so that you can give your loved one the funeral that they deserve, while also taking the time to grieve. It can be an incredibly hectic time, which is why following some of these tips can streamline the process.
If you have recently lost a loved one, you have many details you need to take care of as you prepare for the final goodbye. One detail you need to attend to is writing your loved one's obituary. It can be very difficult to take an entire life and sum it up on a few paragraphs, or just too overwhelming for you to even have to think about. This article will give you some tips on how you can write a detailed and fitting obituary as you prepare to say goodbye to your loved one.