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5 Ways to Save on Funeral Costs
November 26, 2020
5 Ways to Save on Funeral Costs
Funerals can be very expensive, with the average funeral in the United States costing several thousand dollars. The average cost of a funeral can vary greatly by location. That being said, there are practical ways to save on costs without being "cheap". One of the most difficult factors in controlling costs for a funeral is feeling guilty by not paying more or going with the "best" option. However, the suggestions below will show that you can spend less and get more by being savvy.
Bereavement Flights: What You Need To Know
September 23, 2020
Bereavement Flights: What You Need To Know
Bereavement flights are the special reduced rate that airlines offer to relatives of someone who has died or is very sick. They may also offer discounts for family emergencies. While many airlines offer bereavement fares, some do not. You should always remember to look at the terms and conditions of your flight in case there are any restrictions or fine print, such as document requirements (you may be required to provide a death certificate) or cancellation policies.
What is Direct Cremation?
August 10, 2020
What is Direct Cremation?
A direct cremation is a disposition option (method treating a deceased's body) in which the deceased's body is cremated and the cremated remains (ashes or cremains) are returned to family members. Direct cremations have become steadily more popular as an option in recent years due to their cost and the freedom it gives the family to have less formal funeral services or celebration-of-life gatherings.
Funeral Planning Checklists and Pricing Tool
July 10, 2020
Funeral Planning Checklists and Pricing Tool
At Obitia we know that not everyone pre-plans their own funeral. In fact, most people do not. This means that the responsibility for planning a funeral usually falls on the deceased's family who may not only be unprepared but also grieving the loss of their loved one.
Sending Funeral Flowers to a Funeral Home
July 8, 2020
Sending Funeral Flowers to a Funeral Home
Purchasing and sending funeral flowers to the funeral home is one of the most common and time-consuming tasks when planning a funeral. This task can be made even more complicated if you are unable to visit the flower shop or funeral home due to several different reasons. If you want to simplify this task you should either speak with the funeral director or use our funeral flower service.
When to Send Sympathy Flowers
July 2, 2020
When to Send Sympathy Flowers
Sending sympathy flowers to the immediate family of the deceased is a touching way to show your sympathy and celebrate the life of the deceased. However, sometimes it's hard to know the etiquette and timing. Do you send them as soon as you are notified of the death or after the funeral? Sometimes it's hard to guess what would be best for those who are grieving.
Buying Caskets Online: What You Need to Know
June 2, 2020
Buying Caskets Online: What You Need to Know
Buying items online has become the norm in most parts of our modern lives. What many people may be surprised to find out is that caskets and coffins can be purchased online as well and are often more affordable than other options. While you still may want to both browse and or purchase from a funeral home directly, if you want to buy from a third party online retailer you will need to take the following into account.
25 Messages for Sympathy Flower’s Cards
May 26, 2020
25 Messages for Sympathy Flower’s Cards
It is always a good idea to include a note on any sympathy or funeral flowers you plan on sending to the deceased's loved ones. For many people this may be a difficult thing to write, either because they are not confident in their writing ability or they are overwhelmed with grief and sadness themselves. Remember that during these times you can rely on some timeless phrases to convey your sympathies and love to friends and family.

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