It seems as if there are two camps of people: one group has no interest in what happens to their body after they die while others have definite opinions. Regardless of what group you fall into, there are several important reasons for creating final wishes arrangements.
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Creating an end-of-life plan is one of the greatest gifts you can leave for your loved ones.
No matter your preferred method of disposition, choosing one and sharing your plan with your loved ones will make life easier for them after you pass. Someone will have to make your arrangements after you die. Instead of discussing “what they would have wanted,” they will know your plan for final wishes because it will be written in black and white.
If this bit of decision-making is already done for them, they will have more of an opportunity to comfort each other and share stories about what made you unique.
Making final wishes arrangements will relieve your loved ones of financial stress after you pass.
Your family will breathe a sigh of relief when they discover that you not only made your own end-of-life arrangements but that you also paid for the services. The grief of losing a loved one is difficult enough without having additional financial worries.
Philadelphia Cremation Society allows individuals to pre-pay for cremation services. There are three plans available: Direct Cremation, Veteran Cremation Plan, or Cremation Plan for Graveside Service. All are affordable, and when you pre-pay, you lock in today’s prices.
Share your plan for final wishes with several of your loved ones.
You know that creating an end-of-life plan will keep your family from arguments and relieve them of financial strain, but going through the trouble to make the plan won’t do anyone good if they are unable to find it.
Print out all the necessary documents and place them in an envelope with a large label. Pass them out to the members of your immediate family.
Better yet, create an end-of-life plan and organize all of your final wishes with Cake, and share it with your family. This will enable you to tweak your plan over time without making sure your next of kin have the most recent documents.
No matter how you share your final wishes arrangements, do not write the details in your will. Most families don’t even look for or read the will until after the funeral is over, and matters of disposition need to be determined quickly after death.
Make your plans as detailed as you wish.
Even making the most general end-of-life plans will relieve some of your family’s burden after you die, but imagine how they would feel to discover that you had chosen the music for your funeral, bought your own urn, and wrote your own obituary. Your end-of-life services would be even more meaningful to them if they knew that you chose the poem printed in your funeral program and selected the flowers to be displayed next to your urn.
Pre-Plan Your Cremation Today!
If you live in the Delaware Valley and greater Philadelphia area, take a few hours and purchase a pre-planned cremation package with Philadelphia Cremation Society. Their staff provides direct cremation services for those living in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, and Berks County.
Even if you don’t have a strong opinion about what happens to your body after your death, pre-planning your end-of-life services is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your family. You will feel peaceful knowing that the decision has been made and that one of life’s necessary expenses is paid.