by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
During my regular Saturday noon ET LIVE on CREATIVE MEMORIAL PLANNING FOR PROGRESSIVE, NATURE-LOVING ADULTS & CAREGIVERS, I shared 3 Big Ways You Can Save $$$ On your Creative Memorial Plan!
I am the founder of the CREATIVE MEMORIAL PLANNING FOR PROGRESSIVE, NATURE-LOVING ADULTS & CAREGIVERS Facebook Group! I launched this group last April just after the pandemic started and made planning for the crucial moment even more relevant.
Here’s Why I Offer Creative Memorial Planning using Alternatives To Traditional Funerals:
I experienced multiple personal tragedies where there was no end-of-life plan in place. I helped my family and friends plan and facilitate creative memorials when their grief rendered them unable to function.
With my longtime friend Tina, together we volunteered to prepare and facilitate 9 memorials in similar scenarios. I also composed or performed music, recited original poetry, gave eulogies, prepared printed programs, setup tech, and served as a celebrant for these Celebrations of Life.
When my dear friend Tina died suddenly of a heart attack in February 2019, she had no plan in place. I took all the meticulous and compassionate training I had with her to prepare and facilitate my dear late friend’s memorial as well.
What I learned and why it matters to you
Based on my experiences, I’ve learned what is essential, better for the planet and the pocketbook, and how to make an end-of-life plan more personally meaningful and comforting for surviving loved ones. This last element is most often missing from traditional funerals.
Remember I mentioned how I love finding beauty and creating meaning from ordinary moments? Well, my experiences with loss have been far from ordinary.
But this is why I launched the Creative Memorial Planning For Progressive Nature-Loving Adults & Caregivers Facebook group and my Explore, Choose, and Plan Your Creative Memorial 2-month coaching program. I have helped many others prepare their creative memorial plans using gentler, greener, cost-reducing alternatives to traditional EOL plans.
? Kudos to YOU for exploring creative memorial planning as it is a delicate niche of GREAT CRITICAL value—one that takes courage & compassion to address! Shout out to all CREATIVE MEMORIAL PLANNING subscribers! If you aren't a member of my Creative Memorial Planning For Progressive, Nature-Loving Adults & Caregivers Facebook Group yet, you can join here.
Remember that the more actively you engage in the Facebook group posts, share your thoughts and experiences, ask questions, and engage with me in my weekly videos, the more value you will gain!
Today I shared 3 Big Ways You Can Save $$$ On Your Creative Memorial Plan:
1. Use Alternatives to Traditional Burials. ?? Avoid involving the traditional corporate funeral staff and their facility. Skip the visitation that involves both facility and staff. Opt-out of that costly casket and body cosmetics. Skip the traditional casket-for-burial purchases, limousine, graveside burial service, flowers, etc. Minimize or do not even use your local corporate funeral place.
2. Do A Cost Comparison. Avoid the local corporate funeral (you will know who there are as they market with big bucks). Do a local online search instead. Look for smaller companies that offer fewer customer service extras or carry less complex options. In essence, do a cost comparison for price.
3. Choose Direct Cremation. There are several alternatives for handling remains that are greener than traditional options. But if reducing cost is your primary concern, opt for direct cremation. Be sure to specify DIRECT. That cuts out all those extra facility extras like staff, facilities, body cosmetics for a visitation service, and the casket expenses.
A direct cremation can be made simpler by only opting for the cremation service itself. Do not purchase urns or jewelry from the traditional corporate funeral. There are less costly alternatives if you want an urn or jewelry. There are more beautiful alternatives for incorporating nature and a more meaningful Celebration of Life than the traditional funeral.
Note: Direct cremation is NOT the most planet-friendly option. More earth-friendly options are watermation and natural burial. See the GUIDES and Announcements sections in Creative Memorial Planning For Progressive Nature-Loving Adults & Caregivers Facebook group for more detail on those options.
But direct cremation is a bit better than aggressively destroying land through casket and vault burials with toxic materials in a cemetery smothered in pesticides.
? CREATIVE MEMORIAL PLANNING FOR PROGRESSIVE, NATURE-LOVING ADULTS & CAREGIVERS Facebook Group is close to exceeding the 600 member mark! Please help us grow by inviting those who may benefit from this critical info! Invite any progressive nature lovers, those with family to consider, or caregivers!
Are you ready right now to get your End-of-Life plans mapped out using alternatives to the traditional customs? Learn more about Creative Memorial Planning options by booking a FREE Discovery Call with me!
The purpose of the FREE Discovery Call is to learn about your concerns, questions, or goals and see if I can help you with those.
If so, I will share details about my 2-month EXPLORE, CHOOSE, & PLAN YOUR CREATIVE MEMORIAL coaching program.
If it’s a good fit for both of us, there will be an investment as we tailor your personalized CREATIVE MEMORIAL PLAN within 2 months.
I offer educational info so you may create what you want. Your voice is empowered in our customized, collaborative planning experience.
I have a few more spots available. So grab your spot today!
?Book your FREE Discovery Call with me to see how I can help you map out your personalized, meaningful, creative memorial plan❣️
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
The power of life experience is inspiring! Focusing that experience toward creating a life of compassion and creative energy is my jam.
The whole point of YourCreativeChord is nurturing creativity and inspiration within your daily life!
I love living a vibrantly creative life and encouraging others to tap creative energy. Part of that process is courageously addressing your biggest challenges. Getting the tough stuff behind you allows you to transform your life condition!
So I am sincerely honored to be the host of the Creative Memorial Planning For Progressive, Nature-Loving Adults & Caregivers Facebook Group!
Mapping out your creative memorial plan is life-changing! You have an incredible opportunity to gain new levels of empowerment and a new lease on life by getting this crucial task behind you.
You can join Creative Memorial Planning For Progressive, Nature-Loving Adults & Caregivers Facebook Group here, but as a quick overview:
The Creative Memorial Planning For Progressive, Nature-Loving Adults & Caregivers Facebook Group is a private community where you can explore gentler❣️, greener🌎, cost-reducing 💰 *alternatives* to traditional end-of-life plans with less or zero corporate or religious involvement.
Catch my Saturday weekly LIVES! I offer tips on how you can save costs, protect the planet, and pre-plan your personally meaningful, loving legacy—so your surviving loved ones won’t have to. 💔👉♥️
GUIDES = FREE Access to my creative memorial planning overview, workbook, and tons of valuable content with tips and ideas to get you started!
ANNOUNCEMENTS = FREE Access to my presentation replays with searchable topics to help you find exactly what you need.
WEEKLY TIPS = Join me LIVE each Saturday from NOON ET to ask any questions and get my weekly tips about alternatives to traditional funeral plans and how to map out your creative memorial plan.
I have experienced multiple tragedies where there was no plan in place. I set my personal grief aside when others could not function. I was in the position of preparing or facilitating many memorials. I learned what is essential, pocketbook-and-planet-friendly, and personally meaningful for surviving loved ones.
It is my sincere desire to share what I know about alternatives to the traditional funeral customs so you can lessen further suffering and cost.
Due to my experiences, I learned that having no plan and using traditional funeral customs create an unnecessarily higher expense, damages the planet, and leaves a void of personal meaning.
I’m on a mission to make death talk natural and help people get end-of-life pre-plans done in a more loving, gentler-to-the-planet-and-for-surviving-loved-ones way than old corporate, traditional, and heavily religious customs.
As your creative memorial planning coach—I help you save costs, protect nature, comfort surviving loved ones, and leave your loving legacy by mapping out your creative memorial plan.
👉Ready to move forward now? Book a FREE Discovery Call with me to learn how I can help you map out your personalized, meaningful, creative memorial plan❣️:
Start your end-of-life planning conversation. Remember, addressing the topic of death--especially by mapping out your creative memorial plan--is a powerful catalyst for robust living.
Head over to the Facebook Group now to learn more and get your creative memorial plans behind you asap!
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
What & Who’s To Gain From Creative Memorial Planning Group
The Creative Memorial Planning name has changed to creative memorial planning for progressive nature-loving adults and caregivers Facebook Group to better explain who this group is for and what’s in my free content, webinar, and coaching program.
The word ‘Progressive’ is to clarify that this group and what I do as a Creative Memorial Planning Coach is for those interested in:
Drop a ⭐️ if progressive ideas click with you!
The phrase ‘Nature-Loving’ is to clarify that this group and what I do as a Creative Memorial Planning Coach is for those interested in:
Drop a 🌱🌻🌳 or 🌎 if nature is a priority for you!
The word ‘Caregivers’ is to clarify that this group and what I do as a Creative Memorial Planning Coach is for those who want to:
Relieve the burden from self, family, or your elder loved ones by planning ahead with alternatives to traditional end-of-life plans.
Drop a 💋😘 or 🥰 if you’re a caregiver or relieving burden from surviving loved ones is a priority for you.
How To Get The Most From Creative Memorial Planning Group:
You can get many FREE ideas about creative memorial planning in the GUIDES section. GUIDES 1-5 include my FREE downloadable workbook with Reflections For You as supportive guide.
Give me a ✅ emoji if you using a list is helpful for you. I created a checklist as a supportive guide for getting your personalized creative memorial planned using earth-friendly, cost-reducing, more progressive *alternatives* to traditional funeral plans with less or zero corporate or religious involvement.
Are you a DIY-er? My creative memorial planning CHECKLIST is great for those who are action-takers and need no help, accountability, or support in getting the hard things done.
Drop a tool 🔧 🔨 emoji if that’s you.
You can download my FREE creative memorial planning CHECKLIST here.
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If the thought of creative memorial planning or where to start with exploring alternatives to traditional end-of-life options, I’ve got just the help, accountability, and support for you!
BOOK a FREE Discovery Call with me to see if my Explore Choose & Plan Your Creative Memorial Program is a good fit for you. I don’t know if my 2-month program is a good fit for you.
The FREE Discovery Call is for me to learn about your goals and concerns, and whether or not I can help you. If we both feel it’s a good fit to work together, I’ll share the details of my 2-month coaching program and the investment to be made.
The goal of my Explore Choose & Plan Your Creative Memorial Program is to help you map out your personalized creative memorial plan within 2 months, save cost, protect nature, and provide your loving legacy for the comfort of surviving loved ones.
👉Click here to book a FREE Discovery Call with me to see how I can help you map out your personalized, meaningful, creative memorial plan.
Got Questions? Ask away. I will address your questions and concerns directly or even in an upcoming LIVE in my Creative Memorial Planning for Progressive Nature-Loving Adults and Caregivers Facebook Group. I go LIVE each week at noon ET Saturdays from the group and 11am ET Tuesdays from my personal Facebook page.
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