Why Family Burial Plots Have Stood the Test of Time

List: Posted: 12/10/10

Funerals can be very expensive. One of the worst things in the world is having to make financial decisions whilst you are grieving, so being prepared long in advance is important if your family's finances are not what they should be.


One of the best and most old-fashioned ways to save on a funeral is to purchase a family burial plot. Although it might seem a little morbid to pick out your own final resting place while you’re still alive, it’s a financially sound practice for you and your family. This practice has been around for hundreds of years. Originally, families set up graveyards of their own on certain areas of their land. Now, you can purchase family burial plots from cemeteries.

Owning a family burial plot can also save on the cost of the gravestone. It’s more cost effective to get one large gravestone that spans two or three graves, to which new names can be added as the generations pass. This can save a lot of money over several generations, as gravestones are very expensive. You can also save by picking cremation funeral plots, which are smaller and closer together.


A family burial plot is important as it will give your future ancestors a place where they can come to 'visit' past family and loved ones. It will also give the future generations of your family a strong feeling of connection to the past.

If being buried near loved ones is important to you, choosing a family burial plot is the best choice. It saves on funeral costs in the present, and is a historical gift to your descendants which will endure throughout the centuries.

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