Pre-planning your green burial and advance directive preferences is a tremendous gift to your family.
Most of us pre-plan for important life events such as a wedding, childbirth or a summer vacation. If our events involve others, we make the plans together. Death is a life event as well, and as significant as any other. We can’t plan for the moment of our death, but we can plan what happens to our bodies afterwards. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely thought about your burial. Pre-Planning is a wonderful thing. It ensures your funeral and burial will be a perfect reflection of your personal, unique style. Your loved ones will experience tremendous comfort and relief knowing they’ve done everything just as you wanted. Plus, you’ve already paid for it.
Leave a legacy for your family, not a mess. Take some time now to make and document your end of life decisions and make your burial plans for your green, eco burial known. Tell your Loved Ones where they can find the documents. In this way, they won’t have to agonize over what they think you may have wanted, and then have to make highly difficult, emotional and immediate decisions in the midst of tremendous grief. There is also the added possibility that some family members will strongly disagree with others regarding your funeral and burial, causing additional pain and grief for all. You are the one who has the final say.
Pre-planning your green funeral gives your Loved Ones the gift of your well-thought-out goodbye. With your natural burial plans in place, your funeral can be just about anything you want it to be! An added bonus is that your Loved Ones won’t have to spend thousands of dollars paying for that conventional-style funeral you never wanted in the first place.
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