Floral Arrangements and Funerals: The Hidden Meanings of Flower Types

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Floral Arrangements and Funerals: The Hidden Meanings of Flower Types

For my mother's funeral, my sister and I spent a lot of time thinking about flowers for her funeral. We wanted beautiful, colorful flowers that reflected upon her energetic spirit and her love of bright, bold color. However, when we began to plan out her funeral with the funeral director, we were surprised to learn that different types of flowers had different meanings. Based on their meanings, some were appropriate for a funeral, and others were not. We had no idea about this, but I instantly became fascinated with the topic. I created this website to help educate others about the meanings of flowers and which are appropriate for funerals.

3 Things You Can Do To Prepare For Your Death

Just as everyone was born, everyone will eventually die. Although it is not something people like to think about, it is important that you prepare yourself for the fact that at some point you will pass away. Here are some things that you can do to make that process easier on your family.

Prepay For Your Funeral

What many people do not know is that you can prepay for your funeral years in advance. This means that even if you aren't close to passing away, you can choose a funeral home and start making payments on the funeral.

The reason this is such a good idea is that it takes away the burden from your family when you do pass away. Since they will be grieving your passing, it might be more than they can bear to come up with funeral expenses as well. This is especially the case if your family already struggles financially.

Additionally, you can save money by prepaying for the funeral. You will get the current market rate, so that even though inflation may hit, you can still get the same price. This is a major incentive for many people.

Consider Preplanning The Funeral

If you know that the end is drawing near, you might want to preplan the funeral. Whether or not you chose to prepay for the funeral, you can choose the casket, the flowers, the location, the program and so much more. Preplanning the funeral can take the stress of planning the funeral off your family. In addition, it can be very therapeutic for everyone involved. Your family can know exactly what you want, and you can enjoy planning the whole experience together.

Get Life Insurance

Many people think that life insurance is only for people in their younger years. Although young people, especially young parents, should have life insurance, it is also available for people in their elder years. The great thing about life insurance is that it is paid upon death. This means that your family doesn't have to wait to get their money. If they need money to pay for living expenses, or funeral expenses (assuming you didn't prepay) they don't have to scrounge for the funding.

Your family will appreciate the fact that you thought enough about them to take care of their financial well-being with a life insurance policy.

These are just a couple things you can do to prepare your family for your death. Contact a service like Shepherd Funeral Home to learn more.