We all think about our own death at some point or another, even if just in passing. If you’re someone who likes to plan ahead, maybe you’ve thought about it more in depth. Perhaps you’re even thinking about contacting a funeral home in Garland, TX to get help in planning your final services in advance. There’s nothing wrong with pre-planning. In fact, it’s a great gift to family members. They know just what you want and don’t have to do the planning themselves. You can even pay for the services in advance, removing that burden from family in the future as well.
While you might think that all funerals include a burial, a visitation, and traditional funeral services, that isn’t the case. If you are cremated, you can have any type of service you want, at any time, and in any location. Whether you are cremated or not, you can also have a celebration of life instead of a typical funeral or memorial service.
What you have to ask yourself is, how do you want to be remembered? Would you rather people remember all the hours you spent on yard work or all the good times they had with you? Of course you want them to think about the good times, right? The best thing you can do for your family is help them focus on positive things after they lose you.
When you speak to a funeral home about arranging final services, get into the details of a celebration of life. You want your family to remember you, but in all the best ways. A celebration of life allows them to bring up those positive memories and put them at the forefront after you pass on. This healing process lets them smile through their grief and even laugh at some of the silly instances that come up along the way.
You know there are going to be people who are sad when you pass on and there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you can give your family one gift, it’s the gift of a celebration. Planning your own celebration of life allows you to bring out the details you want your family to remember the most. Perhaps you have some favorite home videos or pictures or some crazy sayings you always brought up. You can leave those details with the funeral home to utilize when the time comes.
Talk to a Garland, TX funeral home to get more details on how best to arrange a celebration of life in advance. The professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center are experts at celebrating lives and we’d love to help you arrange your own services today. Give us a call at (214) 350-9951 and we’ll shoot some ideas back and forth until you hear just the right thing for your own services. You can also stop by and see our facilities in person. We’re located at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220 and we’re happy to speak with you in person about your ideas.