No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I think I’ll call the local funeral home today and plan my funeral”, but planning your funeral and cemetery services in advance, called “preplanning” or “prearranging,” is a responsible and loving act that can reduce stress and potential financial burden for your loved ones. It’s easy to understand how making decisions now about your final arrangements can help assure those left behind that they are doing exactly what you wanted.
Take responsibility for your arrangements
Most would agree that estate planning and creating a will are responsible actions. Likewise, planning your final arrangements in advance makes emotional and financial sense and protects your loved ones from the burden of planning and paying for services for you.
Eliminate guesswork for your family
When you prearrange your funeral and cemetery services, you’ll help alleviate your family’s burden of making difficult decisions at the worst time in their lives. With your wishes spelled out in detail, they won’t be left to guess what you would have wanted.
Personalize your service
Planning your funeral in advance allows you to influence all elements of your services, including songs, readings or other personal details that are important to you. It’s your funeral – it should celebrate your life, your way.
Avoid emotional overspending
By documenting exactly what merchandise and services you want, you can prevent your family from purchasing unnecessary additions to your services.
Find the value and quality you want
Researching different funeral homes and cemeteries is an important part of making final arrangements. Comparison shopping allows you to find the value and quality of service that’s right for you.
Lock in today’s prices
If you choose to fund your prearranged funeral plans, you can lock in today’s prices for products and services that likely will be more expensive in the future. It is important to work with a funeral professional to understand your options.
Whether you just want to ensure that your wishes are carried out, or you want to protect your family from making difficult decisions at a time of loss, planning your funeral in advance is an important responsibility, and one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones.
So don’t wait. Give your family a gift of love and start planning now. Contact Northern Indiana Funeral Care at (260) 456-0890, request a Personal Planning Guide or use our free online tool to make your selections now and share them with your loved ones.