Myths About Funerals

Planning a funeral service or memorial service for a deceased loved one can be overwhelming. Many people are afraid to ask for help, or don’t have the necessary grief counseling services to feel confident making funeral arrangements. Because of this, there are many myths surrounding funeral services and funeral planning. Keep reading to see those myths debunked.

Funeral Planning Myths - Skylawn Memorial Park

Myth: Funerals and Cremation Services are Always Stressful

The death of a loved one is always difficult, and funeral planning can add to the stress and worry that you’re already be experiencing during your grieving period. Though funeral planning is likely unfamiliar territory, many funeral homes provide grief support services, and can walk you through the steps of planning a funeral, burial, or cremation service that is a fitting tribute to your loved one.

Myth: There are No Good Funeral Planning Resources

The funeral home that you choose should have a great deal of resources on hand that can clearly and concisely explain the unique benefits of both cremation services and burial services. These resources may take the form of pamphlets, books, websites, or videos. You can also speak with a grief counselor or funeral home director to find the answers to specific questions you have.

Myth: Funeral Planning Follows a Strict Timeline

The funeral home or crematorium that you choose will work with you to create a schedule or timeline for your planning that is comfortable for you and your family. You can take time to carefully make decisions, and plan a funeral, memorial, or cremation service that truly honors your loved one’s memory. This will allow you time to consider any particular cultural or religious customs that must be incorporated into the services, and will give out of town guests time to make travel plans.

At Skylawn Memorial Park, we have 50 years’ experience planning funerals, memorials, and cremation services in San Mateo. We serve a diverse community, and our staff is knowledgeable and respectful of different religious and cultural funeral and burial customs. For more information about our services, visit our website, or call us today at (650) 349-4411.

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