The thought of death and its inevitability is often terrifying, more so when it involves the people you love. But modern social movements on death positivity highlight the benefits of early acceptance and preparation for this unavoidable reality.
Death services need careful consideration and thoughtful planning, just like what we do for weddings and birthdays. The foresight regarding death, which is usually a grim subject, helps those who will primarily take care of the after-death arrangements the most.
Creating a funeral planning checklist for yourself and your family provides a road map towards a healthier grieving process by eliminating the worries of setting the final ceremonies. The items below can help you start planning as soon as you’re ready:
The death positive movement encourages everyone, regardless of age and health status, to take charge and determine what you or your loved ones want for your final ceremonies. This may include preferences on embalming, burial, cremation, and funeral clothes. Here are the things you’ll need to consider:
It is not uncommon for people to only deal with the specifics of death when it’s unexpected. This list includes the essential steps the bereaved may follow when a loved one has recently passed.
There will be legal documents to file and sign to protect the deceased and their bereaved loved ones. For legal matters, it is best to consult an estate lawyer. Still, a reputable funeral home provides everything in this list up to the final disposition.
Direct Cremation Services of Virginia offers assistance in pre-planning and at-need funeral needs. Contact us today for caring, dignified, and affordable services.