While I was driving to work yesterday I heard something rather interesting on the radio involving the funeral profession; the newest trend…..Funeral Selfies. Now some of you are
Selfies at Funerals?
probably wondering what the word “selfie” implies. Well a “selfie” is when someone takes a picture of them self doing some daily activity, at an event, or some were important. It essentially is a picture of them self that they post through different social media sites such a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and etc….
Now the controversy over these photos, in which I have linked below, is that teenagers are taking photos of themselves in an important situation of someone’s life. The funeral is suppose to be a time for family and friends to mourn the loss of their loved one. It helps with their healing and is a proper way to say good bye to someone they truly loved. The question is are kids taking ‘selfies’ at funerals for attention, are they using “selfies” to mourn, or is this whole pop culture world making this into to too much of a big deal? So please take a look at the link below and comment on what you think these photos imply to such an important life event such as a funeral.
If you haven’t already seen the pictures, here is a link that will show you some teens trying to mourn at a funeral by taking a selfie.
Sometimes what gets us motivated to do something we try to avoid is seeing a list of details we need to take care of. In this case I am talking about Pre-Planning your Funeral
What are your wishes for your Funeral?
Arrangements; from a traditional full service funeral, a celebration of life, or to a simple cremation or burial.
To make Funeral Planning easier we have created the following checklist for you and your family to make these uneasy decisions clearer.
- Choose the type of disposition you would like: Burial or Cremation.
- Is a Cemetery Plot or Niche need to be reserved or in the question of your decision?
- Where are all my estate papers for my executor located and do they have access to them? (wills, property papers, bank info, safety deposits, etc…)
- Type of Casket or Urn I may want?
- What Funeral Service/ Home would you like to take care of your arrangements? Are they Family Owned and Available when I need them?
- What kind of Funeral, Celebration of life, or No Service would I like?
- Location of the Funeral Service.
- Ask yourself, does my family want a Funeral for me and discuss these options with them?
- Select newspapers you wish to have an obituary published in.
- Who would I like to speak at my Funeral?
- Is there specific music that reflects you that you would like played?
- How can I make my Funeral or Gathering personalized to my life and what I enjoyed and represents me?
- Type of Flowers? Food?
- Pre-Fund your Funeral Plan to relieve Peace of Mind and Financial Stress.
This list contains just some of the most important decisions that need to be made when pre-planning ones funeral. Just remember that a funeral service can be anything you want it to be, but no one can create the service you want unless you plan it ahead of time. Planning a Funeral is simple, just contact your funeral director and sit down with them to decide your wishes as they write them down.
Hope this has helped and stayed tuned for our weekly blog.