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Harbor Caskets - Planning Ahead for a Funeral - Planning ahead for an end-of-life ceremony is a great way to reduce future stress. Planning ahead also gives you a voice in what happens after passing. Harbor Caskets' guide to get started.

Planning Ahead for a Funeral

Planning ahead for an end-of-life ceremony, such as a funeral or memorial service, is a wonderful way to reduce future stress on family and friends. Planning ahead also gives you a voice in the important immediate steps which will be taken after you pass.There are several ways to plan ahead for an end-of-life service so Harbor Caskets has compiled a simple guide on how to get started.
Harbor Caskets - What to Do When a Pet Dies, How to Plan a Pet Funeral, How to Plan a Pet memorial, Pet Caskets, Pet Coffins

What to Do When a Pet Dies

Losing a pet can be a devastating, life-changing event. Whether a pet’s passing is sudden or expected, losing a pet can be as difficult as the loss of a human family member.  Pet owners are increasingly choosing to bury and memorialize their departed pets as a way to honor the special role the pet held in the family. There is no correct sendoff for a furry friend, and preferences and priorities among pet owners vary widely. Harbor Caskets breaks down some with some options of how to pay tribute to a pet, from a simple cremation to a lavish burial and ceremony. 
Harbor Caskets - The Harbor American Steel Casket. Casket in Light Blue - Comes in Non-Gasket or Rubber Gasket and 20-Gauge or 18-Gauge

Buying a Casket Online

Purchasing caskets (or coffins) for sale online can yield several benefits, such as the considerably low prices when compared to buying through a funeral home as well as the flexibility and comfort of being able to shop anywhere, anytime the internet is available to you.
Gravestones - Harbor Caskets - How to Buy a Gravestone - Tombstone - Headstone - Grave Marker - Christian - Jewish - Muslim

How to Buy a Gravestone

There are many words for a marker placed over a grave. The most popular tend to be: headstone, tombstone, and gravestone. Harbor Caskets provides a guide to buying a gravestone through a general overview, as well as a quick look into Christian, Jewish, and Muslim tombstones.
Embalming vs Natural Burial - Harbor Caskets - Green Burial - Eco-Friendly - Embalming Alternatives

Embalming vs Natural Burial

As the name suggests, a green, or “natural,” burial emphasizes an environmentally sustainable burial. The modern definition of a “traditional burial,” usually means the use of funeral home and public cemetery, embalming services, and a casket burial inside a concrete vault. In this article, Harbor Caskets explores both burial methods.
Harbor Caskets (American made caskets and coffins) - How to Plan a Funeral.

How to Plan a Funeral

Planning a funeral service may seem like a daunting task. Rest assured, there are many excellent resources available to help you make the important choices efficiently and with peace of mind, all while helping you stay within your budget. Below is the Harbor Caskets guide to get your funeral planning process started.
Harbor Casket - Hospice Care - Palliative Care - Hospice vs Palliative

Hospice Care

The main goal of hospice care is to assist with a patient’s level of comfort when curative treatments options are no longer being administered. Harbor Caskets provides a breakdown of what is hospice care, the details of how it works, what is palliative care, and how it compares to hospice.
Harbor Caskets - Planning a DIY Funeral or Memorial Service - A funeral or memorial service at a funeral home location isn’t the only option. Families have started to opt for a service of their own design - DIY.  Harbor Caskets offers a DIY service guide

Planning a DIY Funeral or Memorial Service

A funeral or memorial service at a funeral home location isn’t the only option. In recent years, more and more families have opted for funerals at a more intimate location and in a ceremony of their own design. These funerals and memorial services are commonly known as “Do-It-Yourself,” or DIY. Harbor Caskets offers a guide on how to DIY a funeral or memorial service.
Harbor Caskets - Choosing the Perfect Final Resting Place - Harbor Caskets offers a guide on how to find the perfect final resting place.

Choosing the Perfect Final Resting Place

Purchasing a final resting place happens during several different timelines. While plots are often purchased for immediate use, it is not uncommon for people to purchase a cemetery plot while they are still alive. No matter the timeline, Harbor Caskets offers a guide on how to find the perfect final resting place.
Harbor Caskets - How to Care for a Body at Home. After a person dies, their physical body will need to be gently cared for until the time of burial or cremation. Many people choose to care for a body at home.

How to Care for a Body at Home

After a person dies, their physical body will need to be gently cared for until the time of burial or cremation. Many people choose to care for a body at home for several reasons, including preservation, preparation, respect, and tradition. Harbor Caskets provides a guide to break down how to care for a body at home.
Harbor Caskets - The Harbor Eco Pine Box. 100% wood, all wood Casket made from Pine Softwood. Includes wood screws and all natural cotton interior. Eco-Friendly Features - Suitable for Jewish Funerals and Green Cemeteries. Optional Star of David and Cross

Choosing the Right Casket

Harbor Caskets offers a breakdown of some of the different styles (of coffins and caskets) and materials (metal caskets, wooden caskets, and particle board caskets) available to choose from our collection of caskets for sale.