Not everyone is comfortable thinking about their own death and final services and even fewer people are comfortable talking about their options. But if you find planning your own services important, it’s also important to explain your choices to your close family members. If you have decided to go with Longwood, FL cremation, here are some tips to help you explain your choice to your family.
Think Through Your Reasons
You might just feel that cremation is the right choice for you, but there are likely deeper reasons for it. Think through those reasons so you can present them to your family members. If you have good reasons for going that route over traditional burial, they will more likely accept the final service you have chosen. Perhaps you have chosen cremation because you like the simplicity of it. Maybe you don’t want to spend much money on your final services so you’ve chosen the least expensive route. Or maybe you really want a final resting place that regular burial can’t give you. Whatever reasons you have are completely valid and are good to present to your family along with the decision you’ve made.
Hand Out Copies
If you’ve already taken steps with the funeral home to plan your final services out, you can also pass out copies of that plan to your closest family members. When they see the ideas and plans you have worked out, they will be able to better prepare for those plans to take place when you pass away. They are already going to be grieving for you, you certainly don’t want to add shock over any of the final services you’ve chosen. They will need the contact information for the funeral home of your choice, but also a copy of what you have laid out so there are no surprises.
Listen To Concerns
Your family shouldn’t be expected to just sit and listen to your explanation. The conversation can definitely go two ways. If they have any concerns about your choices or ideas they’d like to add in, by all means, listen and take it all in. Keep in mind that your final services, while definitely about you, are also about them and what they need to get closure and say a final goodbye.
If you’re ready to work on your Longwood, FL cremation service with professionals, contact Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory to get more details and options to consider. You can visit with our funeral director in person at 1233 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763, where you can tour our facilities and see if we have what you need for any memorial services you might want to arrange at the same time. You can also call us at (386) 775-2101 and ask questions over the phone. Many people like to start by looking at our website to check out our services and find out about how we operate. You can take a look at some of the details about us online at https://www.baldaufffuneralhome.com/