There are lots of reasons to plan your own final services in advance. If you are thinking about contacting one of the funeral homes in Tukwila, WA to do just that, you might have your own reasons in mind. Whatever they are, it’s a good idea to remember both yourself and your family when you make the plans. Here a few ways it will benefit both sides of that group.
No More Guessing
When you think about the end of your life, which no one really likes to do, you might wonder what your family will do to honor you. Will they cremate you? Will they give you a traditional burial? You’ll never know…unless you set the services up yourself. Your family, on the other hand, might wonder what you would have wanted. If you don’t’ tell them, they would have to guess at that if you passed on without letting them in. When you make your own final plans, you don’t have to guess at what your family would do, and they don’t have to guess at what you would have wanted.
Lower Service Costs
It’s always nice to pay less instead of more. If you could get a car ten years from now (or more) at today’s prices, wouldn’t that be grand? They’ll cost a lot more in the future, you can guarantee that. The same is true about final services. When you plan now, you can also pay now. You get to pay today’s prices and those prices stick, even if your funeral is forty years from now when prices are much higher. That saves you a lot of money and it saves your loved one’s the burdens of paying for anything at all. It’s nice to leave them more money in the future instead of having to spend it on services.
Peace Of Mind
Once your plans are in place, you can have peace of mind. You know what’s going to happen when you pass on and you know your family understands what you want. That can also give your family peace of mind, both now and later. Now, they understand what you want and later, when you pass on, they put the plans into action with ease, knowing it’s what you asked to have done.
There are lots of reasons why planning your own final services with funeral homes in Tukwila, WA in advance is in your best interest—and in the best interests of your family members. If you are starting to head down that path, contact the professionals at Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory and we can help you with the specifics. We know that it’s hard to think about your own death, but we’re here to give you the information you need to make the best possible decisions for your future, no matter how far into the future you might need these plans. We’ll keep them safe until then and your family will have them in place and ready.