What to Know about Upgrading Your Monument Headstone


Monument headstones may be an item that was listed when you began your funeral pre-planning with your local funeral home. When you first chose a pre-planned or pre-paid package, you may have decided to opt for the headstone that was included in the package. What you may not have known is that you can upgrade that headstone, and in most cases, pay for just the difference for the headstone upgrade. Here is what you need to know about that type of upgrade.

25 November 2020

Do You Need to Arrange a Funeral If You Leave Your Body to Science?


Do you still need to think about funeral arrangements if you wish to leave your body to science? In short, yes. Although your body might end up as part of a scientific study, there are a number of hurdles to overcome for this to happen, and there's also the chance of a last moment change of plans. So, how do you go about planning to leave your body to science, and why should you still have a funeral plan?

22 September 2020

Rain at a Burial: How to Accommodate Bad Weather at a Cemetery


Granite is one of the more popular materials for gravestones. The reasons for this are both aesthetic and practical. The granite looks appropriately austere, and granite that is high in quartz is highly weatherproof. This makes sense when you consider that the gravestone will be outside in all types of weather, and while some maintenance and restoration could be needed many years down the line, it's intended to be a permanent fixture.

28 May 2020

Two tips for those who have been asked to be a pallbearer at a funeral


If you have been asked to act as a pallbearer at an upcoming funeral, you should read over this article. Call the funeral home as soon as possible if you become sick or injured just before the funeral. You must not, under any circumstances, attempt to 'soldier on' and perform your pallbearer duties if, for example, you develop back or shoulder pain or start to feel weak as a result of developing the flu or getting a stomach bug.

30 March 2020