When you leave cremation planning to your family after you die, you create a host of decisions that must be made in a very short amount of time. To save your family from the stress, grief and potential arguments over not knowing your true wishes, pre-planning is the most important thing you can do. Begin your planning today by using our free cremation checklist:

#1: Make Your Decisions

When you are figuring out your end-of-life cremation details, it’s important to consider what you want to build into your plan. You will need to decide:

  • What type of funeral service you’d like to have, or do you want a service at all? Maybe a special scattering of the ashes?
  • Will your ashes go to Family or Friends?
  • Where would you like your memorial to be? If you would like to be scattered, where will this place be?
  • Would you like to have a charity receive donations instead of having flowers at your funeral? If so, which charity?
  • If you would like people to make memorial donations in your name, you should designate an organization or church to receive those donations.
  • Do you have pets? If so, decide who will look after them.
  • Designate one or more person(s) to speak at your funeral service.
  • Choose a person to represent you and who will carry out your wishes. If this person is unable to perform this service, you also want to select a backup.

Continue reading about what information you need to gather, and the documentation that needs to be prepared.

Smart cremation can help you with all of these steps in a stress free and caring way. To start the process, or if you have additional questions on the cost of cremation, military and veteran benefits, or more, contact us today by filling out the form on this page, or call (844) 305-4531. We are available 24 hours.