The best gift you can give your family is to make your wishes known in writing. Celebration of Life: A Ten-Step Planning Guide is design to give you peace of mind for the benefit of your family. The death of a close relative or friend can be a bitter experience for any of us. Although we may sense that time can eventually soothe our grief, the present feeling of shock and loss is very real. The funeral should help family and friends to express and share their sadness. It is likely to be the last opportunity when together they will be focusing their thoughts on the person who has died. The ceremony deserves to be remembered as an occasion which uniquely and affectionately honored that person's life, and for that it needs to capture the essence of their personality. More and more people wish to celebrate the important times in their life and ultimately their death in their own individual way. Don't leave your final ceremony to someone else. After all, they are celebrating your life!