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10 Tips for Writing and Delivering a Memorable and Meaningful Eulogy

If you are considering volunteering to write a eulogy for a deceased loved one, you may be wondering what makes for a great eulogy, and where to begin. The task often arrives suddenly, and during a time when we are struggling with feelings of stress and grief. Aside from remembering to introduce yourself, here areRead more

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Things to Know About Funeral Flowers

Whether you are a close family member, close friend, or acquaintance of the deceased, flowers are a great way to show your sympathy. There are a variety of symbolic meanings behind funeral flowers, which vary throughout religions and customs around the world. They can represent the celebration of a person’s life, or simply bring comfortRead more

Offering Condolences at Funeral

Yes. You Should Go to The Funeral.

Funerals aren’t fun. They aren’t like other social events where friends and family gather to celebrate an occasion. There are often awkward moments, as both those who are immediately-impacted, and those who come to honor the dead and pay respects to the living, are at their most vulnerable – or raw. It’s Inconvenient There willRead more

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Frequently Asked Questions About Headstones and Grave Markers

In many cases, when a family experiences a loss, the number of things to be decided with regards to planning end-of-life services is overwhelming, in addition to being completely new territory. We recently had a customer ask us for additional information on headstones and grave markers, and we decided to expand upon the topic forRead more

Paying for Funeral and Cremation Services: Crowdfunding Pitfalls to Be Aware of

When a loved one passes, the financial burden of carrying out their last wishes can often be overwhelming. Many funeral homes and crematoriums provide opportunities for pre-payment when possible, as well as offering flexible payment options to assist your family during this difficult time. Crowdfunding, for example, has become a popular source of fundraising inRead more

Let’s Talk About Funeral Procession Etiquette

Whether you’re participating in the funeral procession or encounter one on the roads, there are common rules of etiquette that should always be followed. While honest mistakes do happen, there are ways to ensure the procession isn’t broken on the way to the cemetery or burial ground. Procession Participants Participants in the funeral procession shouldRead more

Funeral Pricing Revealed

In a recent push for authenticity, the Vermont-based Funeral Consumers Alliance has recommended that all funeral costs be easily available on funeral home websites. Although this is already common practice in some areas, such as California, New England has not yet mandated the practice. Will this be beneficial? You decide. How Are Funeral Costs Determined?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. It can be especially disorienting if you are unsure of what youRead more

Selfies With Hearses

It seems that selfies have become inescapable. Selfie sticks are sold just about everywhere and you will catch people of all ages trying to get just the right angle of themselves. The phenomena, it seems, has now extended as far as funerals. A recent Dallas News article covers a funeral director who was caught takingRead more

3 Tips for a Personalized Funeral

A funeral is more than just a traditional ceremony that is “expected” when someone passes, it is truly a way to say goodbye to someone who was loved, to remember and celebrate the life they lived and to come together with friends and loved ones to share our grief and help each other heal. ItRead more