5 festive reasons you should write your will this Christmas

With all your loved ones getting together for what could be the first time in a long time, now may actually be the perfect time to sort out your will.

Writing a will for your family can actually be most important gift of all, because it’s a gift for all the Christmases to come. Here are 5 festive reasons you should write your will this Christmas.

Between getting your year’s worth of mince pies, Christmas parties and binge-watching Home Alone, there seems to be very little time to do life admin. The December rush is real, and if you feel like there’s not enough time to do it all, you’re definitely not alone.

But with all your loved ones getting together for what could be the first time in a long time (let’s not talk about 2020) now may actually be the perfect time to sort out your will.

We know how that sounds - writing my will during the holidays?! What about enjoying the festivities and listening to Wham for the majority of the day? Hear us out. 

We’ve seen how writing a will for your family is actually the most important gift of all, because it’s a gift for all the Christmases to come. Here are 5 festive reasons you should write your will this Christmas.

1. Against all odds, bank holidays can be productive. Use them to get ahead on life admin for 2022 💻

We know it’s hard to imagine but the time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve can actually be quite productive. If you want to spend your Christmas bank holidays on the sofa watching your 6th hour of Netflix, you won’t find us judging. 

But if you’re looking for something to do to make yourself feel like the productive admin hero we know you are, why not write your will so it’s ticked off your to-do list for 2022.

Take a little time out of your busy Christmas schedule to write your will and show your family what they mean to you. 

Write your will in less than 15 minutes and show your family just how much you care

2. Writing a will can make sure you’re looking after your loved ones 💛

If there’s a new baby in the family, writing a will to include the newest and tiniest part of your life can be a special way to look after them. You can include a gift in your will too and give things like pieces of jewellery, music collections, sports memorabilia or old photographs.

Writing a will is the best way to make sure you take care of the people who mean the most to you.

  • You can appoint legal guardians in your will if you're a parent or guardian of a child under 18

  • You can make sure your money goes to the right people if you're divorced or separated

  • You can make sure your new home is given to the person of your choice

  • You can make sure the right person looks after your furry friend

  • You can leave a gift to a special charity that means a lot to you

We’re sure your nieces loved the candle and your brother really did appreciate that shower gel, but sorting out your will is giving your loved ones something this Christmas, that will last for all the Christmases to come.

3. It can also be a big comfort for your family 👪

We’ve seen how when people do not have important conversations about death with their family or sort out their will, it can make grief a lot harder to deal with. We’ve also seen how family disputes are more likely to come up and we’ve even seen how families can end up paying more in funeral costs too.

Without a will in place it can be harder, and more expensive, for your family to sort out what should happen to the things you own after you die. These documents will help them know what should be happening to the things you own.

Writing your will can help give families who are grieving a big sense of relief. You can also make your funeral wishes clear so it can help them arrange your send off in a personal and ‘you’ way. 

Our straightforward service makes taking care of the people you love that much easier

4. And knowing your loved ones are looked after means peace-of-mind for you 💃

Nothing feels better than knowing you’ve looked after your loved ones. Writing your will means you won’t have to worry about what happens to your house, possessions or your money. And most importantly, it’ll mean that your loved ones are looked after when you’re not there.

If you’re not sure how to make a will, read our guide on it here. Our online will-writing service is designed to make writing a will quick, simple and stress-free.

5. Finally, it can take as little as 15 minutes ⌛

The perfect amount of time while waiting for your potatoes to roast. In the past, writing a will has been slow and time-consuming. But our team of experts are here to help you write your will from the comfort of your home in as little as 15 minutes.

In three easy steps you can have your will sorted. All you have to do is:

  • Answer our simple questions

  • Get your will approved by our experts

  • Then you can download a copy of your will to be signed, witnessed and stored

And you’ll still have plenty of time to spend with your loved ones after getting it done! 

Some of your most common questions about wills, answered

We know that writing a will can feel overwhelming, and there never seems to be a good time to do it, especially over Christmas. To help make it a little easier, here are some of your most common questions answered and you can find more on our site here.

How much does an online will cost?

With Farewill, the cost of writing a will online is £90 for a single will or £140 for couples, saving you £40 compared to the cost of two separate wills. You can sign up and start writing your will for free – you only need to pay when you’re finished and ready for your will to be checked by our specialists.

What's the cost of updating a will?

After the initial cost, it's £10 a year for as many updates as you need - just log back into your account any time to update your will. You can cancel the £10 fee any time.

Who looks after my will?

An executor of a will is somebody you nominate to carry out the wishes left in your will. They could be a friend, family member or a professional – the most important thing is that they feel comfortable and confident administering your estate.

When you write a will with our online will writing service, appointing your executors is easy. Whether you choose friends, family, Farewill Trustees or a combination of all three, you can do so in just a few clicks.

Find out more about choosing executors in your will here.

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