When a loved one dies and had made it known in life that he or she wanted to be buried, their final resting place is usually marked by a headstone. Unfortunately, most people do not have much experience purchasing a headstone, so buying one for a loved one's grave can be confusing. If you need to buy a headstone, use the following tips:
Look at All of Your Options
Most funeral homes sell headstones, but they are not the only place where you can buy one.
If you have a loved one pass away and you lack the necessary funds to pay for a funeral service, one effective strategy to employ is to create a campaign on a crowdfunding website. Many people successfully use this approach to raise enough money to pay for the funeral service. Because there may be a significant number of similar campaigns across multiple crowdfunding websites, you want to do all that you can to make your campaign successful — and leave you with enough money to cover the service.
If a close loved one has passed away, you may find yourself responsible for making decisions about their cremation service, you may wonder how you should go about selecting an urn for their ashes. If so, ask yourself the following three questions during the decision making process.
How Much Money Do You Have To Spend On The Urn?
Before you start thinking about anything else, you should ask yourself how much money you have to spend on the urn.
Bringing cremains with you on a commercial flight, train, or bus ride is possible, but it has to be planned carefully. Spilled or lost cremains are not what you want to deal with on your way home or to wherever you're scattering the ashes. The best way around these issues is to choose a travel urn, which can be a temporary urn that is made solely for the trip (they're commercially available, but they are no-frills and meant for traveling, not display), or a permanent urn with travel features built in.
If you're looking for something different than the typical urn, and would like a unique keepsake urn, then you have lots of choices. Not every urn has to resemble a vase that sits delicately on your mantle. There are urns that are more unusual looking, and can be kept on your desk or even on your person. This is great for people who don't want the overly serious urn. So, here's a few examples of the unique and not too formal urns that you can choose from.