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Plan For The Day

Why it makes sense to make choices about a future funeral now.

Here's the truth: selecting final arrangements in advance makes a difficult time become solely about celebrating life and honoring loved ones. The alternative is often confusion, disagreement and guesswork. So, it's smart to make these choices now. That way decisions not made on your behalf, at an emotional time.

The benefits to your family will be real and appreciated, ranging from spiritual choices to financial assistance. From selecting an ideal permanent memorial, to designing the service, to paying in advance, you can make the day exactly as you imagine it. And your loved ones will know they're fulfilling your wishes. Which is exactly how they should feel. Keep reading to learn more.

Family matters.

Your family is everything. So the last thing you'd want is to put them in a difficult position. A time of loss is a time of confusion, but your final arrangements don't have to add to the uncertainty. Planning your services can save your loved ones from having to make decisions while they're grieving. They won't have to guess what you'd want. Making pre-arrangements is the responsible thing to do. Instead of getting bogged down in details, your family will be able to focus on celebrating your life.

Personal service.

Funeral and burial services are an important part of the grieving process. For a lot of people, they provide a sense of closure. So the right kind of ceremony is essential. But it's difficult to make the service as meaningful as it should be, in such a short amount of time. By making those plans now, including choosing songs and selecting readings, you'll have the kind of service you want, for everyone you love. In addition, you can design a beautiful permanent memorial. That way, your family will have a dedicated place to reflect and remember.

Financial relief.

Funeral and cemetery services are often an unexpected expense. But they don't have to be. You can choose to fund your prearranged plans now, and most of the funeral costs can be locked in for the future. You don't have to prepay if you preplan, but it is the best way to take the financial burden off your family, so it's definitely a wise option to consider. Also, please know that your payments and plans can be adjusted later, should your wishes change over time. There's nothing to regret by going through the process now. Your decisions don't have to be final.

Plan for the future, today

Pre-planning lets your loved ones focus on honoring life. It eliminates the guess work of many decisions during an already stressful time. Learn the choices you can make now, so a future funeral becomes more of a celebration than a burden.