Tag: Eco-Friendly Funerals
Few events in life cause more angst and grief than funerals, and if one is not careful, the tears of family members might be falling out of both grief and fear. The price of everything from gas to grapes is constantly on the rise and funerals are no exception. Rather than leaving funeral arrangements and details up to grieving family members, perhaps even leading to them obtaining a cash loan to pay for the arrangements, one should take several steps to ensure that his or her funeral is not a financial burden on family members and loved ones.
When one makes the effort to plan a funeral, family members are spared the necessity of making tough decisions while in an emotional state. There are numerous bits of fat one can trim from a typical funeral that will save loved ones money. Some ways are obvious, such as choosing a cheaper casket or opting for cremation. In addition to these methods, one can often do away with such elements as a funeral director and funeral announcements without too much fuss. In fact, many elements of a funeral can be conducted without the aid of a professional; there is no need to book a professional singer when a willing family member steps forward.
For those who wish to take more unorthodox steps to remove the financial burden of funeral costs, one could decide to donate his or her body to science. Medical and forensics students always need corpses on which to practice, and many such places will take bodies at no cost. So-called “Green Cemeteries” are springing up as more people become more environmentally-conscious and want to dispose of their bodies in as ecologically friendly manner as possible.
Planning a funeral is a highly personal affair, but one should make sure that the responsibility rests with oneself rather than family.