When we talk about the “true reason for the season,” many of these reasons are steeped in holiday remembrance: Family traditions that have carried over generation to generation, stories of holiday pastimes that are told around the fireplace, and even meals and movies shared that carry a special significance.
With so much remembrance surrounding this festive holiday, it’s no surprise that families want to make their loved ones a part of the celebration… especially if they may no longer be around to take part themselves.
Okay, so the idea of planning your own funeral arrangements may give you the creeps. We totally get it. However, planning ahead for your final farewell isn’t just a smart choice—it can also be a fun and fulfilling process that offers you and your loved ones peace of mind.
Here are just a few of the valuable benefits you’ll enjoy when you pre-plan your cremation service
- It gives you a chance to create the service you want, down to the smallest detail.
Do you want a formal memorial service at your church or a more laid-back celebration at the local park? Do you want a pianist to play your favorite classical pieces or would you rather your friends and family dance the night away to Elvis and The Beatles? This is your chance to spell out exactly what you want—down to the exact hue of the flowers and the flavor of ice cream served at the reception.
- It allows you to make your wishes known so your family members won’t have to guess.
Do your loved ones know what kind of final service you want? Do they know that you prefer cremation over burial? Do they realize you want your cremains scattered in your favorite fishing spot? If your family isn’t sure about what you want, they may end up arguing over the details when the time comes. By putting your precise wishes in writing now, you’ll guarantee this won’t happen.
- It removes stress and emotional burden from those you love most.
Over the years, we’ve seen far too many families struggle to pull together a last-minute funeral—and it’s never pretty. Don’t leave your loved ones to hastily plan your final arrangements during such a painful time. By planning ahead, you will free your loved ones from this heavy burden so they can focus on what’s most important: remembering, reflecting and healing.
- It locks you into today’s prices and saves your family money.
It’s no secret that funeral costs continue to rise year after year, right along with inflation. When you pre-fund your final arrangements, it allows you to freeze all costs at today’s prices and enjoy significant savings. By pre-planning and paying ahead for your cremation, you’ll take comfort knowing your loved ones won’t struggle to pay the potentially exorbitant cost when the time comes.
As you can see, planning ahead isn’t just something you do for yourself—it’s also something you do for the people you love. Ready to discover the ultimate peace of mind? Plan your cremation in advance with the friendly and professional staff at ABC. Need assistance? Contact us today! You can even download a FREE copy of your Funeral Will form here .