In this article we distill frugal funeral planning into a boatload of simple, practical tips to help you plan a funeral on a budget. Whether you’re planning ahead for final arrangements or finding yourself in sudden need of some advice, you’ll find many economical and creative ideas below. Continue reading Frugal Funeral Planning: 50 Tips for a Funeral on a Budget
Planning ahead for your funeral expenses is a great idea. There are several ways to do this, and one of the best and easiest is to start a funeral fund. Here’s how to start a funeral fund in 5 easy steps.
This article will cover the five best ways to plan ahead for funeral expenses. In brief, these are:
- Plan and pay ahead yourself
- Prepay at a funeral home
- Funeral/burial insurance
- Green burial
- Start a funeral fund
We’ve recently found out that millennials are ruining just about everything. From golf to manners and even relationships, millennials are blamed for killing all sorts of traditions, trends, and trades. As a millennial myself, I say we should embrace the reality of our wake of devastation and take it all the way to the grave. Literally.
Here, then, is The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals. Continue reading The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals
Candles are a great addition to memorial services, reception table centerpieces, or home memorial displays. For the crafty do-it-yourself-er, here are 6 lovely DIY memorial candle projects that you can pull off quickly and easily at a minimal cost. Continue reading 6 Lovely DIY Memorial Candle Projects
In this November 2016 collection of funeral links from our newsletter, we have collected all kinds of resources from our blog and from around the web. You’ll encounter hilarious cremation urn epitaph ideas, the Day of the Dead, using your funeral home as a wedding venue, and more. Read on! Continue reading November 2016 Funeral Links
If you’ve hunted around for free funeral program templates, you’ve likely discovered that most of the links you find are not free at all. To ease your search, here are some of our favorite resources we’ve found that are actually free. Continue reading Our Favorite (Actually!) Free Funeral Program Templates
Here is an easy DIY project to create a colorful and uniquely personalized memorial table centerpiece. Ideal for your loved one’s funeral or memorial service, you can make this DIY blooming monogram memorial table centerpiece in a variety of styles: single initial, 3-letter monogram, or full name. This one can be put together fairly quickly, so it’s simple to customize to your tastes and timeframe. Continue reading DIY Blooming Monogram Memorial Table Centerpiece
A recent commenter mentioned that they were planning on using their loved one’s ashes to make stepping stones for their garden. We immediately thought, What a unique, personal, and useful idea! Kudos to the family for creativity and for honoring their loved one’s memory in a special way. Continue reading Make garden stepping stones with loved one’s ashes
If you’re planning your own DIY scattering ashes service, you’ll need some sort of method or container for the actual scattering. Here we’ve gathered together all your options for scattering ashes, ranging from budget-friendly DIY ideas that cost you pennies all the way up to pre-made scattering urn containers specifically designed for ease of use in scattering ashes. Continue reading 16 DIY Options for Scattering Ashes