Afforadble Funerals do it yourself Funeral

When we lose a family member or another loved one, we often go through a challenging emotional period. There’s often things we wanted to say but just never got around to. We have to deal with knowing that we will never see that person again, and on top of that we are often tasked with the duty of making a funeral happen. Most people never discuss what they want for a funeral, so it’s up to their family members to decide what sort of service would best honor the memory of the deceased individual. In this case most people speak with a funeral home, plan a typical service and end up paying far more than they need to. Many family members are now holding their own funerals and avoiding the funeral home business all together.

The Eureka Times Standard recently did a story about a woman who took possession of her friend’s recently deceased body, held a completely private funeral, and then had the body cremated as her friend had requested. This may seem a bit strange, but a century ago this was the norm. People took care of their loved ones when they passed away and no expensive funerals, caskets, or other fees normally paid to a funeral home are needed.

The funeral industry makes a killing in profit, charging huge mark-ups on just about everything they sell. They’re taking advantage of your family during an emotionally gripping time period. Fortunately, if you do want to go the traditional funeral route, you can join something such as a memorial society which allows you to pay a lifetime fee, and then when you pass away, you’ll receive a significant discount on your funeral services. You can also plan your funeral ahead of time which will take away a lot of the hard decisions for your family and make it so they don’t have to make financial decisions during such a challenging emotional period.

If you have the money and want a traditional funeral, that’s just fine and no one should fault you for that. However, if you really have no opinion as to what happens to your body after you no longer need it, there are other options available which can be much less burdensome financially to your family. The money that you save could be given to your family for their benefit or be given to a charitable organization to do some good in the world for causes that you were particularly passionate about. The money that you save could be given to your family for their benefit or be given to a charitable organization to do some good in the world for causes that you were particularly passionate about.