Funeral Plan — End of Life Planning

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If you have ever caught yourself being curious about your own funeral this is just the article for you. When most of us think about end of life planning we have a last will or a medical care plan in mind. But what about your funeral? And even more accurately, do you wonder how to plan a funeral? Or how long does it take to plan a funeral? With Myend’s funeral plan, it only takes minutes! But what is funeral planning exactly, and why is it important?

Why should you plan your own funeral?

A funeral plan is a document that details how you want your funeral handled. From the music during the service, to the clothing of the pallbearers, to the food of the reception. It’s an important document for many reasons: it ensures that your loved ones can carry out wishes; it helps alleviate some of the emotional stress on family members who are planning your funeral; and it ensures that your loved ones don’t have to worry about finances while they’re grieving.

Anyone can create a funeral plan. The only requirement is that you have authority over your own body. This is including minors and adults who are mentally competent. 

In addition to everything else, this document will help ensure that your final wishes are honored. More importantly, no one has to fret over whether or not they’re doing everything right in their time of grief and sorrow.

Think about your loved ones

When you pass away, your family will be going through a difficult time. It’s very normal to feel intensely sad about your loved one’s absence.

Everyone, as they get older, should make plans for their families in case of death. That way, they won’t go through planning practical matters while under the greatest emotional stress of their life.

Prepaid Funerals

As a result, some people are using prepaid funeral plans. A prepaid funeral plan is a financial agreement that allows you to pay for your funeral in advance. It sometimes comes with a significant discount. You can choose the kind of service, casket or urn you’d like, and whether or not you’d like any extras.

The process is simple. You just fill out an application with the funeral home and then make monthly payments until your balance is paid off. There is a  downside though: you may end up spending a lot of money while not knowing exactly how your estate is going to look when you die. What if we told you, that there is another way; that you can organize your entire funeral but spend no money on a funeral home!

Myend’s Funeral Plan

That’s where our funeral plan really comes in handy. We actually make planning a funeral very easy. It might not take as much time as you think, either. Funeral planning helps you decide how you want to be remembered. 

The best part is, once you’ve done it, you never have to do it again! And if you do end up wishing you can add new details or you changed your mind about something, you can always revisit it! Having a Myend premium subscription allows you to make as many changes as you want, whenever you want, from any device you want! And that applies to all of our end of life planning services, not just the funeral plan.

Witnesses

Additionally, we allow you to add witnesses to your funeral planning document. That doesn’t make it legally binding for your loved ones. Instead, it highlights that those are truly your wishes and your family members should respect them. That feature is particularly useful for people who may have a complicated relationship with certain family members. Or maybe you’re afraid some of your relatives may see your funeral preferences as eccentric. Our funeral plan makes your voice present even from beyond the grave. 

Get inspiration

If you’re looking for inspiration for your funeral consider having a look at our Culture Blog. This is a Myend project that showcases a specific culture’s death practices with each post. With over 50 articles from different cultures around the world, you’ll surely get some nice ideas!

Final Thoughts

Planning your own funeral is something you should consider. Although the desire to plan one’s own funeral may be seen as morbid by some, it may allow you to enjoy your life in the present and create a legacy that expresses who you were and how you lived.

Planning your own funeral can be useful to your loved ones. Your plans will save your family from the additional stress of making arrangements while they are grieving.

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