• 3 Reasons to Consider Pre-Arranging

    Handing Over to Next Generation

    As our families grow up and get older, we do the same. We watch as our children turn into adults before our eyes, starting families of their own. This is the time to relax and enjoy the years of hard work you’ve put in to create a better future for your family. This is also the time to start thinking about preparing your family for the day when you won’t be around for them anymore.

    Men and women all over the country prepare for this day by putting together a will. You can help your family even more by pre-arranging your funeral. Losing a loved one that has served as family head, such as a parent or grandparent, is tragic for any family. Pre-arranging helps you and your family in a number of ways, including:

    1. Organizing your funeral service
      Many families follow religious or spiritual beliefs or traditions regarding their funeral service. By pre-arranging your funeral, you can ensure that your beliefs or desires will be met. You can plan your funeral to run the way you’d like it to, taking the burden away from family members who may not know what you would have wanted.
    2. Taking care of payment
      Paying for a funeral service can quickly become expensive, something your loved ones may not be equipped to handle. Many families spend between $6,000 and $10,000 for a funeral service, but you can lessen the financial woes by pre-arranging your funeral. Planning and paying for the services before they are needed will help your family in their time of grief.
    3. Reducing stress
      Losing a loved one is stressful enough—but having to plan a funeral can just add to the stress. Pre-arranging your funeral will give your family some relief and comfort after their loss.

    At Skylawn Memorial Park, we can help you pre-arrange your funeral and protect your family from future stress and worries. Our San Mateo funeral home also offers a variety of burial and cremation services to meet the needs of all traditions and preferences. Call us today at (650) 349-4411 to learn more.

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  • iPhone App: Funeral Advice

    Losing a loved one is difficult, and having to plan their funeral can add to the stress and anxiety you’re already feeling. With the Funeral Advice app available for free on the iTunes Market, you can find all of the information you need to easily plan the funeral, letting you enjoy your memories during the service.

    The Funeral Advice app is a great guide for anyone in the process of planning a funeral or memorial service. This app contains information regarding both burial and cremation services, as well as how to shop for all components. You’ll also have access to information on steps to take after losing a loved one and advice for how to talk to other friends and family members.

    At Skylawn Memorial Park, we can help reduce the stress of planning a funeral and offer expert advice. Contact us today at (650) 349-4411 to learn more.