- On March 3, 2020
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When you think about your life, you might realize that the end of it will come eventually. It’s one of those facts that no one likes to think about, but you need to recognize it at some point. To benefit your family, you may contact one of the funeral homes in Pittsburgh, PA to pre-plan your services, whether you want a traditional funeral or some kind of cremation service. There are a lot of ways in which this process and having plans in place can benefit your family in the future. Here are a few to consider:
Alleviate The Planning Burden From Your Family
You don’t want to leave your family with any more burdens than you have to and planning a final service is definitely a burden. If you’ve ever had to plan final services for someone without knowing what they wanted, it can be even harder. When you pass on, if you have plans in place, your family knows just what you want, and they don’t have to do anything to put those plans together. Everything is laid out and they just call the funeral home and things take motion.
Give Proper Grieving Time
When someone passes on, it can be hard to find the time to grieve if you have to plan final services at the same time. That planning takes a good chunk of time and it can push off the grieving process. When you plan ahead, you give your family the time they need together to grieve, accept your loss, and move through their grief in a healthy manner.
Planning in advance gives you the benefit of possibly paying for your services in advance as well. While that’s not a necessary part of the process, it’s something to consider doing if you can afford it. First, you pay today’s prices instead of whatever the prices will be in the future, which automatically saves money. And second, your family doesn’t have to plan or worry about where they will come up with the funds for your final services. It’s another burden removed from their shoulders.
Relieve Possible Issues
If you leave no plans behind, what might happen if one person in your family thinks you should be cremated while another wants to go with a traditional burial? All sorts of emotions and problems can arise when families don’t agree. You don’t want to be the source of contention and leaving your plans behind leaves no question as to what you want and no reason for anyone to disagree.
When you are ready to work with funeral homes in Pittsburgh, PA on any type of pre-planning service, contact the professionals at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care. We’re located at 3287 Washington Rd McMurray, PA 15317 and when you visit, we can show you around and present you with package options to help you figure out what works best for your situation. You can also call us at (724) 260-5546 for advice and to ask questions.