Writing a Thank You Note After a Funeral

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After the funeral and cemetery services, sending thank you notes offers you a way to express your gratitude to the people who have been there for you and your loved one. Continue reading for helpful advice on writing a funeral thank you card.

Choose a card that offers something that is meaningful to you, the cemetery service, and the person who has passed on. Before you begin writing, think about the person you are writing to and the role that he or she played in your loved one’s life. When composing the note, be sure to mention your gratitude for any way in which the individual helped you or your loved one during this difficult time.

If you need cemetery services in the Los Angeles area, then consider working with Inglewood Park Cemetery. For information about our memorial and cemetery options, please call (310) 412-6500.

Examining Cremation Memorial Options

Are you considering cremation services in advance of need for yourself or a loved one? If so, there are several factors for you to consider, one of which is your cremation memorial options. Among our services, Inglewood Park Cemetery offers several ways to memorialize cremated remains.

Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are typically placed inside of an urn for a permanent replacement. Many people opt to inter urns in columbarium niches. We have several alcove locations in which urns can be stored, with bronze, marble or glass fronts. Many of these are inside the mausoleums, but we also have some that incorporated into our garden mausoleum areas. We also offer cremation garden areas for anyone who wishes to inter cremated remains in a natural garden setting of landscaped beauty featuring trees, shrubs, flowers and water features.

The compassionate and experienced staff at Inglewood Park Cemetery provides professional services for memorials and cremation in the Los Angeles area. Please call (310) 412-6500 to learn more.

FAQs About the Pre-Planning Process

Pre-planning your cemetery services offers many advantages, but it’s common for people to have questions about this process. If you’re planning ahead for your burial or cremation at Inglewood Park Cemetery, then keep reading to learn the answers to commonly asked questions that we hear about our pre-need cemetery services.

What if I need my cemetery property before it’s developed?
Your contract with us will ensure that, in the case of need, the undeveloped property will be exchanged for developed property of equal value for no additional cost.

How much will I need to put down?
Inglewood Park Cemetery asks for a minimum of 10% down, and a portion of this will be due at signing. The remainder usually can be paid within 30 days, and we offer financing plans with monthly payment options for up to 84 months. If you’d like to have smaller monthly payments, then consider putting down more of the cost at the time of signing. In addition, if you sign up for automatic withdrawal of your monthly payments, we offer 24 months interest free.

What’s the purpose of a outer burial container?
Outer burial containers are required for all ground burials, and their function is to protect the casket or urn from things like soil weight and moisture. Concrete is porous, so there will be some water seepage, but the vault will prevent the casket from being crushed and allowing the soil above to sink downward.

What are lawn crypts?
Lawn crypts are graves that are sold with the outer burial container already in place.

What if my family needs the property before it’s paid off?
Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a Family Protection Plan at no additional cost. The plan is available to customers who are less than 65 years of age and who sign a contract for cemetery property purchase. We offer a second protection plan for children who are older than 6 months and younger than 18 years. Please contact us for more information.

Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a wide range of products and services to accommodate nearly any budget. If you’d like to learn more about what’s involved in funeral pre-planning, then please contact our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area by calling (310) 412-6500.

Determining What You Will Need for Your Burial or Cremation

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Planning is a smart way to arrange the cemetery services that you want for yourself and remove the related decision-making and financial burdens from your family after you’re gone. If you’re considering the advantages of pre-planning cemetery services, continue reading to learn what you will need for your burial or cremation.

Ground Burial
Outer burial containers are required for all ground burials. Sometimes referred to as a grave vault, grave liner, or burial liner, outer burial containers enclose a casket inside of a grave. Sometimes, these vaults are pre-set during development. We call these graves “lawn crypts.” Also, the State of California requires that an endowment care deposit is made for every grave and memorial that is sold. Endowment care deposits go toward the cemetery’s Endowment Care Fund, which places the deposits in trust for the maintenance of the grounds. If you choose to include a memorial tablet, plate, or inscription, you will need to consider what material, size, and design you would like. Your cemetery memorial will also require a setting fee, and a foundation fee if you select a bronze tablet. Ground burial is also an option for cremation. If you opt for a cremation ground burial, then you will need a cremation vault, which serves the same purpose as a burial vault. Finally, opening and closing services are required for ground burials.

Cremation Memorialization
If you choose permanent cremation memorialization for the placement of your cremated remains, there will be no need for a vault. However, as with ground burial, there will be a required endowment care deposit for the cremation memorialization that you select. If you choose a glass-front niche, the inscription is sometimes made right on the urn. Opening and closing services will be needed, and a setting fee will be included for the placement of the memorial on a granite or marble-front niche.

For more than 110 years, Inglewood Park Cemetery has provided interment and cemetery services in the Los Angeles area. If you’d like to learn about the variety of burial and cremation options that we offer, then please call us today at (310) 412-6500.

Discussing Your Interment Options with Your Family

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Today, many individuals take advantage of funeral pre-planning to design the funeral that they want for themselves and take this burden away from their family. One important aspect of this process is to select a cemetery and review burial options. Keep reading for advice on discussing your interment options with your family.

Ground Burial
Ground burial is a traditional option for interment, in which the casket is buried in the ground in one of the cemetery’s lawns. This option requires a burial vault along with opening and closing of the grave. Also, you may choose to include a memorial tablet. When discussing this option with your family, ask if there is any interest in being buried at the same cemetery, and then factor this into your decision.

Lawn Crypt
A double-depth lawn crypt is another type of ground burial, but it comes with the burial vaults already installed. Again, it requires opening and closing, and a memorial tablet is optional. If your spouse, partner, or other family member is interested in lawn crypt burial, you may want to consider this option when arranging your cemetery services.

Mausoleum Crypt
Mausoleums are above-ground structures built to house bodies of the deceased, and they contain sealed chambers that are typically designed to hold 1 or 2 caskets. In some of our facilities, ample inventory allows for families to purchase adjacent crypt so they can be together. Some of the benefits to mention to your family are that mausoleum crypts are dry and clean and can have comparable costs to ground burial.

Cremation Niche
Lastly, if you are interested in cremation rather than burial, you should consider your cremation niche options with your family. Cremation niches are small compartments designed to hold one or more urns containing cremated remains. Cremation niches can have glass, marble, or bronze fronts, and come in various sizes to meet your family needs.

At our cemetery in the Los Angeles area, Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a broad range of gravestone and cemetery memorial services. For more information, please call (310) 412-6500.

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