Home funerals, as the name suggests, are funerals that occur in the
homes of the deceased instead of funeral homes. This way of organizing a
funeral is both more personable and more cost effective.
Although families are allowed to organized home funerals independently
in some states, other states call for the additional involvement of a
funeral parlor. Utah, New York, Nebraska, Michigan, Connecticut,
Louisiana or Indiana all involve services of a funeral home, not
necessarily throughout the entire process, but at least when obtaining a
death certificate, casket transportation, or the release of a body from
a hospital. In the aforementioned states, these services must always be
rendered by the funeral home.
However, if you live in the 43 remaining states, the funeral can be
organized independently and to your own discretion, provided it adheres
to the law. Home funerals are actually very similar to other funerals,
with the exception of the location. The family will generally perform
the home funeral the same way it is traditionally performed by the
The loss of a loved one is very often overpowering and can
understandably contribute to difficulties in arranging the funeral or
memorial service. Since many do not think to plan for their funerals, it
can be difficult for family members to make choices for the deceased
and end up having to make decisions based on their own preferences or
unaware of what the deceased loved one would have wanted.
Planning the funeral of a loved one is always a difficult task. If cost is an issue, cremation and use of the Biodegradable urn is an easy and affordable option.
you decide to organize a funeral yourself, be mindful of the local
rules in your region. Verify whether your state allows the arrangement
of the funeral to be done independently, and become familiar with the
legislation and requirements for a funeral. Personally organizing a
funeral can be very cost effective.
The first thing to be done following the death of a loved one is the
obtaining of the death certificate, which is released by the medical
examiner. It is relatively easy and inexpensive.
Once the death certificate has been taken care of, the relatives of the
deceased can proceed with the type of service they want. They may choose
burial or cremation, but what many people don’t realize is that they do
not need to to bury the deceased in a cemetery. It is also bury the
loved one on their own plot of land, this avoiding the cost of a burial
Doing your own funeral can entail displaying the body in the living
room; this was common in the past as well, before funeral homes were
involved in that decision-making. The majority of families used to
perform home funerals, and it's still a relevant option today. The
family of the deceased use a funeral notice to inform the community of
the death of their loved one. Funeral notices generally take the form of
obituaries in the local paper. A typical funeral notice offers the
reader a chronological account of the deceased's major life events,
listing dates of birth and death. It typically includes a list of living
family members. This short biography of the passed loved one is a way
of paying tribute to their life and accomplishments. Most funeral
notices conclude with the details of whatever service will be taking
often read about deaths in the obituaries and consequently attend the
funeral. Obituaries are a good way to let many people who may wish to
attend know about a death in the family. Recent advances of technology
have led to the publishing of obituaries online, which allows people
from all over to receive notice of the passing instead of just those in
the community. Regular newspapers are going out of style, and online
obituaries will most likely be the standard option for funeral notices
of the future.
A do-it-yourself funeral is made easier when the burden is shared among
relatives and tasks can be delegated outside the nuclear family. A
private and intimate service can be both more tasteful and less
expensive than one at a funeral home. If you are not expecting too many
guests, a home funeral can be a great option.
Environmental concerns and the future of our planet are both very
popular concerns in our world today. The market has started to reflect
consumer demands for green alternatives in every field possible. As a
result, the popularity of the green funerals popular until the 20th
century is once again on the rise.
Green funerals can take the form of cremations or regular burials.
Either is acceptable, provided they use only eco-friendly materials and
minimize the impact on the environment. There are many different
guidelines and tools accessible to create a green funerals.
Unfortunately, funerals are inevitable parts of all of our lives. When a
loved one passes, a funeral arrangement is often far from our minds
initially, but it is very important and must be dealt with as soon as
Cremation especially is gaining popularity all across the globe. It is a
tasteful and meaningful alternative to the financial burden that comes
with other forms of burial.
A body destined for cremation needs to be cleaned of any inorganic
material. This includes jewelry, dental work, hip repalcements and
pacemakers, which must to be removed so as not to jeopordize the
After the cremation takes place, the family will be given the ashes.
They are placed in a temporary urn made from either plastic or
cardboard. If the family plans to scatter the ashes, a permanant urn
need not be purchased. Green Burials offers biodegradable Earth and
water burial urns, along with scattering tubes
, designed to makes the scattering of ashes easy. Use of a scattering tube allows multiple persons to scatter the ashes.