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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.