Planning a Funeral
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Do your loved ones know your final wishes?
Do you want to be buried or Cremated?
Do you have a burial plot purchased?
How are your loved ones going to cover the expenses that your death with incur.
Decisions like these might seem basic, but they will help ease the burden on your loved ones at one of the toughest times of their lives.
Planning your funeral
What time of day should your funeral take place?
Do you want your funeral to be an expression of your religious beliefs?
What passages of holy text would you like delivered at your funeral?
What music/poetry/images or other forms of expression do you want at your funeral?
Do you want a eulogy to be delivered and by whom?
Do you want friends or family to be involved in the service and in what ways?
To which charity can people make donations in your name?
Do you have any funeral traditions that those outside of your culture might not assume you wish to have as a part of your funeral?
When to prepare your funeral
Your funeral is about you, there is no right or wrong.
Additional resources for funeral planning
Funeral Planning Checklist:http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/portals/0/checklistsandforms_funeralplanningchecklist.pdf