The holiday season is when many families come together, so it can be a particularly difficult time after the loss of a loved one. Read on for some advice on getting through your first holiday season following the cemetery or cremation service of someone close to you.
Acknowledge Your Feelings
For some individuals, the holidays are no more difficult to endure following a loss than any other time of year. For others, this season can be painful and cause feelings of grief to resurface. No matter what emotions you end up facing this time of year, it’s important to remember that every person grieves in his or her own way and it’s okay to struggle during the holidays and any other time of year. Acknowledging that the upcoming months might be difficult may help you find acceptance for the feelings you face during the holidays.
Face Your Grief
You may find yourself trying not to think about the person that you have lost as the holiday season approaches. Many people do this because they are hoping to avoid the pain that they expect they will feel. However, you may find that facing any grief that emerges during the holidays and consciously addressing the loss in some way may help you move through your pain. For example, you might consider sharing stories with your family about the one you have lost.
Focus on Yourself
Finally, the holidays are the time of year when it’s typical for people to push themselves a bit too hard as they busy themselves with gift giving, party planning, hosting holiday guests, and so on. While you may be tempted to distract yourself in ways like these to help make it through the holidays after a loss, remember to take care of yourself by not overdoing it and getting enough sleep and exercise.
At our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area, Inglewood Park Cemetery offers grave markers and a clean and well-maintained location for you to put the one you have lost to rest. Please call (310) 412-6500 to learn more.
Just as you can pre-arrange your cemetery and burial services, you can take care of your cremation arrangements in advance, as well. If you wish to pre-plan your cremation services, there are several things that you can expect from the process.
First, you will need to choose a cremation provider. Inglewood Park Cemetery Crematory has been providing cremation services since 1919. Our expert operators are licensed by the State of California. We also accept cremated remains from other crematories. Next, you should decide whether you would like a funeral service, as well and whether it will be held before or after the cremation process. Then, you will have to determine what will happen to your cremated remains afterward. Some of your options for the final disposition of cremated remains include placement in a cremation niche, interment in a grave or scattering ground, or placement in a mausoleum crypt. You might have a family member with whom you wish be placed. Lastly, you will want to consider what style of urn you would prefer, and consult with your Memorial Counselor on what type of memorial tablet or nameplate would be appropriate for the type of burial you choose.
If you would like to pre-plan your cremation services in the Los Angeles area, look no further than Inglewood Park Cemetery. Call (310) 412-6500 today to learn about the pre-planning and cremation services that we offer.
The question of whether children should attend a funeral or cremation service is something that every family eventually has to face. There is no single right answer to the question, since every child may respond to the experience differently.
In this video, find out how one mother confronted the issue of having her child attend a funeral service. As you are considering what is right for your child, think about your child’s relationship with the deceased and his or her maturity level. Some children may have strong preferences about whether or not to attend that you should also consider.
At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we are here to support your family as you make important decisions about interment and cremation services in the Los Angeles area. For assistance with interment spaces, memorials, and more, contact us at (310) 412-6500.