Planning your own funeral
This is a subject that is very close to my heart. I meet a lot of people on a daily basis when speaking with them about their loved one's funeral service, and many do not know much, if anything, about what their loved one's wants and wishes were when they passed.
It is something that is not often spoken about and that is understandable. I remember a long time ago going through a period where I was really upset, thinking of the day that I would lose my parents so speaking of when they may pass was out of the question for me.
Due to the industry that I have worked in for 15 years now, I feel that it is imperative to talk to your family, ( parents, siblings, partner) to let them know what you would like for your own funeral when the time comes.
One very important aspect, I believe, is to get the "life story" down on paper. Let's face it, none of us, as youngsters, really asked our parents where they lived, were born, went to school, met their partner and other important milestones in their lives. It just never came up in conversation ( or maybe it did and we just didn't place too much emphasis on it).
Other things to consider is do you or your loved one want to be cremated or buried?
Where would you like your funeral to be held?
What music would you like played at your funeral?
Would you like a slideshow/visual tribute?