What is a home funeral?
A home funeral is when family, friends and community take care of their deceased loved-one at home, without the involvement of a funeral director.
Why would I want a home funeral for myself or a loved one?
Home funerals give the family and friends of the deceased the time and opportunity to say goodbye the way they want to. Family-directed home funerals give people the opportunity to take time, and create space for ceremony and grieving in the days following the death of a loved one - families are in complete control over what happens. Caring for the body of a loved one is an important and sacred act that you can be directly involved in when choosing a home funeral.
Some common elements of home funerals can include:
While the above are frequently components of home funerals, families can create any kind of experience they would like based on their own traditions, values and beliefs.
Home funerals are legal, safe, family-guided, and less expensive than conventional funerals.
When should I start planning my or my loved ones home funeral?
You can begin your planning for a home funeral at any time and at any stage of your life.
What if my loved one has just died?
We are so sorry for your loss.
If you are in immediate need of home funeral services, please call us. We will do our best to provide assistance, but depending on your circumstances, we may not be able to provide same-day home funeral services.
Can I have a home funeral for my animal companion?
Yes! A home funeral for your pet is a wonderful way to honor them and say goodbye. The Ritual Bough offers the same services for animal companions as for humans.
The Ritual Bough is not a funeral home. We offer education and guidance before, during, and after a family-directed home funeral. We have virtual education and planning options. To learn more about home funerals, please reach out for a consultation appointment.
The Ritual Bough is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance.
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