Burial

How to Prevent Your Funeral from Becoming a Commercial Event

When your coffee morning discussions are all about the environment and wondering about eco-coffins, green funerals and burials in dedicated woodlands, you may need to consider spending some time over at the Natural Death website. You will be able to find out about the majority of subjects that are close to your heart where you prefer to avoid the commercialisation and high expense of the standard funeral. You will find out how you can choose a natural burial ground and there are a high number of articles offering guidance and support for people planning a funeral, which may be your own or for someone close to you. Hopefully, the myths will be dispelled and you will receive specific information that is accurate because it comes from experts who have been helping to arrange funerals for a number of years. Knowing where the best woodland burial sites are is just one part of your potential evaluation, because you need to know what questions you should ask about the burial site, to ensure that your needs are met. There are a wide range of eco-coffins available in the UK, and this website will direct you to a range of possibilities made from willow or cardboard and also solid wood, from correctly maintained forests. Part of your best planning will come from pre-paying for your funeral in advance so that you have a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan in place for when the time comes, to give you and your family peace of mind that everything is organised and paid for. Related articles Grieving families face £1,000 ‘death tax’ as councils cash in on...

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How To LocateYour Natural Burial Grave

Where you have chosen a natural burial ground, you will almost certainly not be allowed to mark the area where the grave is or tend to the area. Within the terms of the agreement you will not be able to place a permanent or temporary headstone. This is because you are entering into the spirit of a natural burial. The law will require that the actual position of the grave is recorded accurately and in modern times you will be able to find its exact position by using the GPS on your mobile phone, perhaps by using a microchip that is buried along with the body or using old-fashioned methods, like a tape measure. However, from the day you purchased your prepaid funeral plan where you planned your funeral in advance, you may find some natural burial grounds that might allow you to use a temporary marker; preferably, one made of wood so that all of nature is preserved. It is important to remember that the whole location stands as a burial ground and while individuals are buried there, it is the whole site that is the memorial to the...

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