There is an old joke that goes “the only thing certain in life is death and taxes.” Obviously whoever made that remark never got to meet a rich man with more tax loopholes than the United States has illegal immigrants. But one thing in life is certain and that’s death. And with that certain death are the certain expenses that come with it.
Time – Time spent to create the arrangement should be considered as well. Most often than not, family friends are always willing to help. If among them those who can ask to help you in something, just ask if they can help in creating some of these arrangements. Great skills will be required to create larger arrangements. Smaller ones can be done even by one who is without experience.
We (men) are so often obsessed in our attempt to portray toughness that we fail to allow our friends and family see the compassionate side of our nature. Don’t deny it, we all have a compassionate side because we have all been created in the image of a compassionate God. Here, at the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus is openly and unabashedly expressing his deepest compassion for Lazarus and his friends.
Is slaughtering animals for human consumption ethical? How about using animals for testing which causes them pain? I have no idea how you feel about the subject. But I do know I could not be employed in such industries, yet I benefit from their practices. As I said, I have serious limitations of my thought processes when it comes to resolving such fundamental issues.
One beauty of Utilitarian Ethics is that it has only two definitions: Good and Evil. Good is defined as any individual’s good feeling ranging from pleasures of the flesh to extreme self-sacrifice. Between these extremes there are included such things as material rewards. Evil is defined as harm to any individual ranging from such minor irritants such as a sliver in the finger to the evils of Hitler. Again, somewhere in there is material loss.
The material also was to have a sheen to it. It was believe this sheen, along with the black color, would make it difficult for the spirit of the dead to see the mourner. Most mourning dresses were made of wool or cotton. Due to the likelihood of the dyes running should the wearer be rained on, most widows stayed at home for a long period of time after the death. She wasn’t allowed to accept social invitations and no one was allowed to visit for entertainment purposes. A grieving woman would send out invitations to friends and neighbors when her grieving period was over.
Firstly you must think about the relationship you had with both the deceased and their families. This can help you determine which flowers are most appropriate and where to send them. If the deceased was just a relative of a friend, it is usually more appropriate to send the flowers to the home of the deceased family to let them know you are thinking of them. If the deceased is a family member or close friend you should send them directly to the funeral home.
Wreath/Spray – A half couch of spray will be used on an open casket while a full couch can be placed on a closed casket new jersey. A wreath is usually placed where there is no casket and when a memorial service is being held. These are filled with flowers of different colors and types. The mixture can also be used to represent the deceased favorite. The flowers are used at the service, visitation and at the grave site.
This option offers a middle ground between burial and cremation. The family can have a traditional service with a viewing. After, the cremation can be done at a far lower price than it would cost to have the remains buried.
Cremation memorial services can be done at a lower cost than burial services, with the same proceedings. During a time of loss, families have enough to worry about that finances should not be an issue. By keeping the cost down, you can lower the burden and focus on helping each other recover from difficult times.