F u n e r a l / M e m o r i a l S e r v i c e
P r e p a r a t i o n s
Below you'll find links to some of the resources we have found to be especially informative and helpful in planning a memorial service or funeral. Explore the Remembrance Ideas section of the site as well for creative ways to honor your loved one.
Funeral And Memorial Service Checklists
Comprehensive checklists for planning a funeral or memorial service. We suggest you click on each link to find the one that fits your needs best.
Funeral Home Selection Help
Funeral Directors are a blessing to you during this time. Yes, funeral homes are businesses, but they are also generally staffed with well-trained, knowledgeable people who genuinely care about making the process as positive as they can for you. If you don't already have plans in place, you will need to be prepared to make many decisions. Use the resources and staff available to you to help you through.
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) members "abide by a professional code of conduct that ensure they care for your loved one with the compassion and respect you expect for your loved one." Their site has invaluable information, as well as a way to find or double check credibility for funeral decisions.
The National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA) educates and assists those who want to have a home funeral. A home funeral is described as "when a loved one is cared for at home or sacred space after death." The link below gives you a wealth of information on the topic:
Death Away From Home Help
The link below gives you a starting point for families dealing with an already difficult situation -- death away from home. You will find the steps needed to bring your loved one safely home.
Ideas & Inspiration For Planning
Funeral and Memorial Services can be as unique as your loved one these days. If you want to do something special for your funeral or memorial service, here is a several link to look at for inspiration.
Green Funerals are an unfamiliar term to many, but is an alternative some want to explore. According to the Green Burial Council, "green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact." Below are links that provides more information: