Headstone Saddle | Cemetery Flowers
So what exactly is a headstone saddle? Basically, it is all about a way to attach flower arrangements to a cemetery headstone. It is made up of foam with four metal legs that can be bent to be secured to the headstone. The silk flowers are pushed into the foam. This way the whole arrangement stays in place.
Talking about, and dealing with death can be difficult. However, we all will encounter the death of loved ones many times, be they relatives, neighbors, friends, or colleagues. There will also come a time for each of us that we must make funeral arrangements for a deceased loved one, or assist someone in doing so.
Planning a funeral can be very stressful because of the many decisions to be made. These decisions must be made quickly at a time when one is experiencing emotional distress. And what about the cost? If arrangements are not planned properly, too much money may be spent on things that may not be necessary.
Funeral plans may be made by one person, or by multiple people, usually the family members of the deceased. You may want to talk to a funeral director to help you with decisions regarding caskets or urns, embalming, or the cost for the professional services to be used. No matter who is making the arrangements, there will be many factors to consider see the Flowers at Silky Flowers Store.
Should the body be cremated, buried or embalmed for public viewing? Many people are against cremation, perhaps due to religious beliefs, or simply personal preference. Others who want to follow certain traditions may still choose to embalm the body before burial.
If the family does decide to have the body buried, what type of casket should be used? Should the body be buried in a cemetery plot or a mausoleum? Should the deceased loved one be buried close to home or close to the other deceased family members?
If the family member’s body is to be cremated, what urn should be used? There are a lot of urns to choose from, depending on the traits and lifestyle of the deceased. One can also purchase biodegradable urns, especially if the ashes will be scattered at sea, which will degenerate after two to three days.
Visiting hours and funeral services are times when family, friends, and co-workers can gather together to grieve and to pay respect to the deceased. The family must decide whether the service will be private or public and whether the service should be held in a funeral home or a church.
Last, but not least, the cost of funeral arrangements also matters. One needs to be familiar with all the associated costs. Sometimes, the deceased will have pre-planned his or her funeral, so that the family members will not be burdened with so much financial pressure. If the death had not been anticipated, it may be valuable to consult with a funeral director about specific funeral costs.
Planning a funeral can be very taxing and costly, but with careful planning, it is possible to have a personalized funeral without going over budget. The most important thing is that the funeral or memorial service is done in a meaningful way. A funeral is about celebrating the life and legacy of the deceased, grieving with loved ones together, supporting each other, and helping each other in the process of letting go and moving on.
It is a good idea to have a family plot purchased in the graveyard or cemetery. This can be done in the preplanning phase of a funeral or at the time a loved one passes. It is possible to preplan every detail including the funeral program, which you can draft by collecting favorite songs, scriptures, and photos. You can wait to input the funeral order of service information since this is usually taken from the church or officiant performing the service.
If funeral planning it in advance is best for your family, then it is encouraged. It certainly can’t hurt and you will be more prepared when the time actually comes. You can also decide in advance what kind of flowers will you have at your funeral. Everything can be preplanned and paid for in advance as well. Think of your funeral as the final celebration of life and plan it like that. When you have a party you plan out all the details, right? Well, your funeral need not be any different than any other party that you would throw.
Now all of this may seem a little strange to do in advance but you will be more at peace. All you have to do is go to your local funeral home and they will have tons of brochures on preplanning your own funeral. While there, keep in mind that you can preplan any funeral service not only for you but for any member of the family or all of them!