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What It’s Like to Work for a Funeral Home

We write about a wide variety of industry-related topics on our blog, and most of the time, we talk about issues that directly affect our readers. In this blog, however, we’d like to talk about something that is a bit more indirectly related to our customers and readers. We’d like to answer a question thatRead more

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Every year, on August 31, a worldwide overdose awareness movement is held to increase awareness of overdosing and the many lives it continues to destroy. International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) began in Australia, as a way to spread the word throughout communities about the risk of overdose. The movement has since spread worldwide. IOAD eventsRead more

Have you considered pet hospice?

Have You Ever Considered Pet Hospice?

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) explains the philosophy behind hospice care as such: “When cure is no longer possible, hospice recognizes that a peaceful and comfortable death is an essential goal of health care.” While we typically think of hospice care, we generally associate it as a method of caring for humans whoRead more

NH Death Certificates

What You Should Know About Death Certificates in New Hampshire

When a loved one dies, completing necessary paperwork is an unpleasant but necessary step in the process. Because death certificates are often required for certain events that occur after a death, many people have questions regarding how and where to obtain a legal death certificate after the death of a loved one.Read more

Gone From My Sight: The Little Book that Gives Solace

Many of us are uncomfortable talking about death; it can certainly be a scary topic, especially if you or someone you know is facing a terminal illness. Yet there is a measure of comfort that can be found in understanding what’s to come, in facing the fear head-on and exploring your feelings.Read more

Death Away From Home: 3 Things You Need to Know

When a death occurs away from home, it is most likely sudden and unexpected. Besides dealing with a highly traumatic experience, many family members will also feel overwhelmed by the arrangements and planning that are ahead – once you make it back home.Read more

Some FAQs About Final Arrangements

  If you’re lucky, you’ve never had to make funeral or cremation arrangements. For most people, however, the time will come when final arrangements will need to be made for a family member or friend and there are several things you’ll need to know. To help, we’ve taken some frequently asked questions about final arrangementsRead more

Report: Funeral Directors Need To Be More Transparent About Pricing

You may have seen news articles this week about a new report from the Funeral Consumers Alliance and Consumer Federation of America about funeral prices. According to the report, a survey of 150 funeral homes in 10 regions across the U.S. found that there are significant price differences from one funeral home to another. Three typesRead more

Yield to funeral processions

  After seeing some confused motorists who aren’t clear on what to do when a line of cars headed to the cemetery passes by, it seemed time to revisit the rules of the road when it comes to funeral processions. These rules aren’t just recommended etiquette – they’re state law. Operators of vehicles in aRead more

Coffin or Casket – What’s the Difference?

  Did you know? While coffin and casket are often used interchangeably, they are some differences between the two. A coffin usually has six sides (or eight), while a casket has four. The six-sided coffin resembles the human shape – wider at the shoulders and narrower at the feet. The word coffin comes from OldRead more