The last thing anyone wants to do is plan for their own funeral, but it's one of those "must do" bucket list items that should be taken care of by each individual. Not only does it allow each person to build their own story, it allows them to make their funeral service personal and unique. "Pre-planning a funeral is about more than choosing the music to be played or where the reception should be held," said John Callahan, owner of U.C. Davis - Callahan Funeral Home. "It actually brings people together and offers peace of mind and comfort." Here are 3 benefits of pre-planning your funeral at any age:
1. It forces people to have important conversations about death. Attending, discussing, and planning funerals helps people to become more comfortable with them, and encourages a better understanding of one's personal feelings about dying. It can create a closer bond between family members and close friends.
2. Pre-planning removes the financial burden from families. Funeral costs often come at unexpected times, and many families find themselves unprepared. When feeling overwhelmed and stressed out during such a sad and emotional time, decisions may be made that wouldn't be made otherwise. By taking responsibility for your own funeral arrangements, and paying for them in advance, you protect your loved ones and reduce the risk of emotional overspending in the future.
3. A funeral service provides immeasurable value to the surviving family members and friends. Pre-planning allows you to understand your options and decide what will make your family and friends feel more comfortable and at peace. You can also determine the most important variables: should the body be available for viewing? Should a permanent memorial be purchased? Is cremation an option? There are many aspects to consider, and making decisions in advance makes the process easier for everyone.
For more information about the benefits of pre-planning a funeral, please contact:
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