Benefits of Planning Your Own Funeral

By: Striffler Family Funeral Homes
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Striffler Family Funeral Homes

Benefits of Planning Your Own Funeral

Thinking about death is a terrifying prospect to many people. Taking the time to plan and prepare your funeral services is a responsible decision that can provide both you and your loved ones with peace of mind.


Preplanning your funeral has a variety of benefits beyond peace of mind, such as personalization and costs.


Below are a few benefits of preplanning your funeral, and why it’s something you should consider:


  • Planning your funeral services are just as important as many other steps that people take, including estate planning and writing a will. These kinds of preparations are best completed while you are in a healthy state of mind. This way you will be able to make rational decisions regarding how you want to be remembered and it saves your family the emotional burden of doing it for you.


  • As many people know, planning a funeral can be an overwhelming event. Many times people are too busy dealing with their own feelings of grief and loss to make decisions, and making the arrangements yourself means that your family never has to worry about whether or not they are honoring you in a way that you would have wanted.


  • Unless you have explicitly expressed that you would prefer a traditional funeral over a celebration of life, there’s no way to know for sure that your wishes will be carried out. Preplanning ensures that the personal touches you want for your services are carried out.


One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is removing the burden of planning and paying for your funeral when the time comes. For more information about funeral planning contact Striffler Family Funeral Homes today.

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