You’re Not Alone – Times Are Changing – Preserve Memories


Farewell Project Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye
1. You’re Not Alone
  • Nobody knows anything about any of this stuff. That’s the way the funeral industry has kept it for the past 75 years: deliberately keeping you in the dark.
  • So don’t feel bad. Don’t think you’re stupid. You don’t know what you don’t know.
  • But we can help teach you what you need to know and empower you to take control of your own life, and death.
2. Funeral Industry Isn’t Changing, But People Are
  • 2019: Cremation Rate 53% (In 1995: 21%, 1961: 4%). Means less bodies.
  • Baby Boomers find the body to be a downer: they want Celebrations of Life.
  • Rise in Green burial (natural, eco-friendly options).
    • Simple shroud
    • Biodegradable caskets: wicker, pine, bamboo, cypress, eucalyptus, cardboard
    • Nature preserves
3. Don’t Pre-Pay. Do Pre-Talk. Do Pre-Plan
  • Paying a funeral home or cemetery ahead of time for a Pre-Need package is a Scam.
  • Simple Plan – choose what you want done with your body & for your memorial.
  • A Will – because 71% of people don’t have a will.
  • Savings Account – an account that you own, not a funeral home or holding company.
4. Have It Your Way
  • You can have the funeral/memorial you want.
    • Be it a traditional religious ceremony or a big party at a rodeo.
  • Whatever you want, you can have. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Nowadays there are options for every wish.
5. Preserve Memories & Stories, Not Bodies & Caskets
  • If you want to have a traditional embalming, open casket viewing, and then pay eight grand for a casket that you will bury in the ground never to see again, then by all means go for it. After all, our #4 Advice is: Have it your way.
  • But consider products & services that Make Memories, Save Stories, and begin the process of Active Remembering.
    • Our New Offerings & Services designed to deliver long lasting value.

What is Active Remembering?

It’s keeping the flame of your loved one alive by proactively working to remember them.

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