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Cremation is becoming a desirable alternative to traditional burial. Unlike burials, that happen in cemeteries or at sea, cremation offers more alternatives. Cremation arrangements are as varied as the personalities of those making funeral pre arrangements or those that are making a funeral plan for a departed loved one.
Families or individuals try to express their individuality in death as much as during their life. Cremation remains can be dispersed in numerous ways:
Heaven’s Above Firework company will place a small portion of ashes into professional fireworks for a staged memorial display for loved ones. The size of the fireworks and display is negotiable. There is also an option of owning the fireworks for self-firing.
Space is seen as the Final Frontier. Star Trek originator Gene Roddenberry elected to have a portion of his ashes shot into space. Ashes can come back to earth after the flight or for an extra fee, your ashes can remain in orbit.
Some artists have taken to creating oil paintings of the deceased using cremation remains mixed into the paint. The works aren’t always portraiture and can be representative of a loved ones favorite place or home.
Ash pottery glazes can also be made of cremation remains. Ash glazes are commonly made from the ash of trees but creative potters have been using cremation ashes to make beautiful glazes.
One company, Hourglass Keepsake Urn creates hourglass urns using cremation remains. This creative alternative to traditional urns is striking. It is possible to later have two cremation remains placed in the same hourglass, such as a husband and wife or parents.
These options aren’t just for artists or civilians. Veteran cremations do not need to follow tradition either. Simple cremation is still an option but feel free to think creatively about your final resting place and what you would like for your loved ones.
TulsaFuneralHomes.net - Cremation Society of Oklahoma, provides a variety of options for those living in the greater Tulsa area. We can assist you with pre-planning your own funeral, or help you arrange services for a loved one. To learn more about our cremation or funeral home services, please call us at (918) 645-2130
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Prearranging memorial services for yourself or helping a loved one is easier than you might expect. Getting the assistance of a #FuneralDirector will help lesson the complications. Another helpful tool when preplanning funeral arrangements is to write down your wishes for loved ones. This does not need to be a legal document, just a document that explains what you’d like for your burial and memorial. If you do not wish for a memorial, this is a preference worthy of writing down. If you have a mortuary preference, state not only the name but the address. Aside from stating cremation or burial, there are other things to specify. Here are some fill in the blanks to help you out.
Please utilize this funeral home:_________________________
Please utilize this Pastor:_________________________
Please utilize by beautician/barber:_________________________
If my beautician/barber is not available, please give the funeral director the following photo to reference: _________________________
My musical preferences during the viewing:_________________________
I wish to wear:_________________________
I wish for my body/ashes to be placed : _________________________
I wish to be buried with these mementos:_________________________
If there is a slide show or photo collage, please include photos of: _________________________
When writing down these answers, you might have your other ideas about your future funeral service. Be sure to write those down as well. Funeral prearrangements should note if you want a veteran cremation or a military funeral.
If you’re looking for a funeral home in the Tulsa area that offers comprehensive planning services and support, contact Tulsafuneralhomes.net. The knowledgeable and respectful staff members at the funeral homes on our service will do everything they can to help you plan your own or your loved one’s memorial service. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call at (918) 645-2130.
Last updated 13 days ago
Loss of a loved one is not easy. Death seems to be the only thing we can be sure of in life and yet seems to be one of the least openly discussed topics.
#Funeral prearrangements and #cremation prearrangements are difficult subjects to think about and yet to plan funeral arrangements ahead of time can be one of the most loving acts we do for those that will be left after our death.
Start of the process:
Find a funeral home that is covenant and centrally located to your loved ones. Look for things like easy parking, clear signage from the road, and a well maintained building. Walk into the premises and introduce yourself to the funeral director. Consider him your concierge into the world of #prearranged funeral services. He will be able to explain to you the wide variety of funeral plans available. A funeral director should be informative but not pushy. If you do not feel a connection with one staff person, feel free to ask to work with someone else.
Choose an option that would suit your sensibility and that of your loved ones. This can range from; traditional funeral services, to intimate gatherings in smaller rooms at funeral homes, to a big military funeral. Funeral prearrangements can be a delicate decision making process.
Do not hesitate asking funeral directors about discount cremation or low-cost cremation services. In this time of economic hardship, inquiring about affordable cremation is reasonable. Price should be a consideration. It is understandable if you adjust your cremation plan due to price. Be careful to not make too many compromises to your initial vision due to price. You are planning in advance to ensure your loved ones have less decision making. Your funeral arrangements should keep your loved ones sensibilities in consideration as much as price.
Let your loved ones know that you trust their judgment but have made future funeral plans out of respect for what possible hardships might be present after your death. Once funeral prearrangements are made, let your loved ones know what are your funeral or cremation plans. Tell them but also give them the detailed plans in writing.
The summer in Tulsa is often a time for family togetherness. If there is an opportunity for you to broach the subject of funeral arrangements, consider taking it. Planning ones #funeral is not indicative of having a preoccupation with death. It can be one of the most practical and helpful things we can provide loved ones.
TulsaFuneralHomes.net - Cremation Society of Oklahoma provides a wide range of funeral, cremation, and other end-of-life services for those residing in Oklahoma. Please contact us at (918) 645-2130 to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.
Last updated 19 days ago
Cremation services have been on a steady rise over the years. End-of-life options are continuing to evolve and the landscape of funeral services is changing. These are not just national statistics; an increase has been seen in funeral homes in Tulsa, OK. Though burial might remain the most popular choice, cremations are gaining in popularity for several reasons:
The traditional funeral service burial can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000. Finances are a huge consideration, regardless if you are pre-planning your funeral services or taking responsibility for a loved one’s end-of-life services. Most cremation expenses total less than $2,000. The financial burden is less on you or your loved ones.
In an era where considering our carbon footprints is commonplace, the natural progression of thought is of our end-of-life options. A traditional burial presents environmental concerns given that one would utilize a plot of space for hundreds of years. Deforestation can deter some from electing a wooden casket. The embalming process releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. Cremation does not present the same concerns, and its environmental strain constitutes a fraction of what a burial may create.
Some find it comforting to have the remains of their loved one in the home. Giving them a place of honor on the mantel or a choice shelf. Some loved ones even erect an alter-like area of the home to honor the deceased. This does not mean that these locations are the final home for the ashes. Many people eventually scatter the ashes when the desire to have their ashes nearby decreases.
More Resting Place Options
With cremation, ashes can be divided among loved ones. Ashes can be scattered at a favorite place of the deceased. Places can range from the yard of family vacation homes, the ocean, or a wilderness trail. The art of creative cremations has also increased over the past few years. Remains can be transformed into jewelry, propelled into space, or made into a glaze used on a pottery.
Cremation does have advantages. Burial might always be the more common choice but cremation remains a desirable alternative.
TulsaFuneralHomes.net - Cremation Society of Oklahoma, has always provided a variety of end-of-life options for those living in the greater Tulsa area. We can assist you with pre-planning your own funeral, or help you arrange services for a loved one. To learn more about our cremation or funeral home services, please call us at (918) 645-2130.
Last updated 28 days ago
Though it might feel easier to avoid, planning a funeral is important. It is something that we all hope we never have to do, however it is inevitable. When that sad day comes, it can be helpful to be adequately prepared. Here are a few funeral planning tips to help you get through this most difficult of times:
Selecting between burial or cremation is one of the most important decisions that you may have to make when planning a funeral. You can take some of the stress out of funeral planning by opting for cremation and avoiding the tasks of choosing a casket and memorial plot.
Ask a loved one to help
you should never feel as if planning an entire funeral is your duty alone, even if you’re the next of kin. Complex emotions come up after a loved one’s death. One can easily become overwhelmed by the planning process. That’s why you should enlist a friend or loved one to assist you with the arrangements and work closely with a funeral home while planning.
Pre-plan your own funeral
Paying for your own funeral in advance can save your survivors significant expense. If you’ve ever planned another person’s funeral, or are currently in the process of planning one, then you know how grueling it can be. In order to spare your own survivors the same pain once your time comes, consider pre-planning your funeral now. That way, you can ensure that your funeral or memorial service is exactly the way you want it.
If you need help with any part of the funeral planning process, contact Tulsafuneralhomes.net. Our Tulsa funeral home professionals are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, call us today at (918) 645-2130.