Who knew there was such a thing as Create A Great Funeral Day? It’s October 30, and this year is the 10th annual observance. It’s not a trick or a treat, but it’s inevitable. Got any plans?
It was started by Stephanie West Allen, a lawyer who wrote “Creating Your Own Funeral or Memorial Service: A Workbook.” She is a strong advocate for people planning their own funerals or memorials, and she teaches seminars on creating farewell services.
“ Funeral planning is much like planning a wedding,” says Funeralwise co-founder Larry Anspach. “It has many of the same elements, only it is a celebration of a life past instead of two lives going forward. Our Quick Plan is like the wedding engagement, when you make the most important decisions, and the details follow at a later time.”
“Considering that relatively few people have funeral plans and most do not discuss their funeral preferences with family members, even a basic plan is a great funeral plan,” says co-founder Rick Paskin. “With the Funeralwise.com Quick Plan, you make several key choices concerning your funeral arrangements. In a matter of minutes, you complete the most important elements of a funeral plan and get a funeral cost range. That’s a great step forward for most people.”
Read more about creating a great funeral plan with the Funeralwise.com Quick Plan here.