Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Tips For Choosing A Funeral Home In The Winter

Tanya Carter

If you live in an area that experiences some devastatingly cold temperatures in the winter, then you should know that it is extremely important to choose your funeral home wisely if you have to plan a funeral during the winter. While it may not seem as though the weather should be a serious concern of yours, it may be something that can drastically alter funeral planning. Keep reading to learn about some things you should be investigating when finding your funeral home.

A Central Location

Traditionally, a family will schedule a wake before the funeral. Depending on what you desire and how your family needs to prepare for the service, it should happen about one to three days before the funeral. Two times for the wake, including one in the evening, will allow individuals to pay their respects, especially if they work during the day. However, winter weather means ice, snow, and cold weather that can make if difficult for others to attend services. While you may not be able to control the weather, you can control the location of the funeral home. Specifically, you want a central location, or you want to concentrate on choosing a funeral home in the same region where your loved one lived.

Keep in mind that older individuals will sometimes not leave their homes in the winter due to poor driving conditions and ice. So, while the central location is key, you may also want to find a funeral home that offers transportation services. These services often include limousines and towncars, but they may also involve the use of SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles for winter weather. Ask about the vehicle that are offered and how much the services cost. And if the funeral home does not directly offer transportation, they may work with a vendor or business in the area who does provide it. 

A Large Storage Facility

Most people do not think about the fact that individuals cannot be buried during the winter months. This is simply not possible due to the freezing of the ground. So, you should know that the actual burial and the placement of the gravestone will need to wait until the spring. Funeral homes will prepare for winter deaths by acquiring storage facilities that are often housed outdoors. This is where the caskets will remain until the spring.

Some funeral homes have smaller storage spaces, so you want to be sure that there is enough room for your loved one to remain undisturbed. Also, the funeral home should be able to tell you whether or not the space is secure and if security measures are set up to ensure that thefts are minimized. 


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Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Hi everyone, my name is Peter Holly. I am interested in teach others about the various urn and casket options on the market today. I would also like to explore the history of the creation and display of urns and caskets. When my father died, I took a long time to select the best urn for display on my mantle. I wanted to hold the ashes in a creation that encapsulated the personality of my father. I eventually selected a small wooden box with a cherry finish and bronze accents. If my father had wanted a burial instead, it probably would have taken even longer to select the best casket. There are just so many interior finishes available in addition to all of the exterior designs. Please come by often for assistance in finding your best urn or casket options.