Did you know you can order customized hearses for sale when you are planning your own funeral? It’s true! But that isn’t the only thing that’s changing in the funeral industry. With new technologies and changing preferences, the entire face of the funeral home is changing.
One thing that you can do these days is to view a live streaming webcast of a loved one’s funeral. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t something that anybody can view. Many funeral homes are offering this service for family members who cannot make it to the funeral for whatever reason. Those friends and family members are given a special website and password so they can log in and say goodbye to their loved one as if they were actually there. Another new thing is to purchase a DVD of the service after it’s over. Some people who plan their funeral even have special funeral cars picked out for their final journey to the cemetery.
Funeral directors are accepting some changes, but getting used to some of them will still take some time. “Some [changes] are for better and some are for worse, but a lot of what I’m seeing now has to do with people and what they want,” said Mike Morrison of Morrison Funeral Home in Alabama.
How do you feel about the changing trends? Do you have any special plans for your funeral?
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