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A Changing Landscape: Funeral Homes In The 21St Century - Phaneuf

A Changing Landscape: Funeral Homes in the 21st Century

Death is a given, yet many funeral homes are seeing a notable decline in business. Of course, lower death rates are hardly cause to lament, yet it is interesting to observe how an industry that has stayed essentially the same for decades is now tasked with the need for a significant evolution.  As culture shiftsRead more

Burial With Your Pet: Crazy Notion Or Next Level Of Personalization? - Phaneuf

Burial With Your Pet: Crazy Notion or Next Level of Personalization?

The Wall Street Journal recently offered an opinion piece on a bill that would allow people to be buried with their pets. Although the issue is being raised in New York, where Gov. Cuomo is currently evaluating the bill, this is an interesting topic that may soon pass to other states—wherever people and animals forgeRead more

What You Need To Know About Body Donation - Phaneuf

What You Need to Know About Body Donation

Although a far less common option than burial or cremation, whole-body donation is a valid and highly beneficent choice. There are many medical research facilities that will accept donations and, with them, make strides in research and education. To many, this may seem like a very extreme decision, one that their families may oppose. InRead more

Perspectives On Afterlife: What We Can Learn From Islam - Phaneuf

Perspectives on Afterlife: What We Can Learn from Islam

As turmoil and unrest continue to plague the Middle East, it is worthwhile to note that there is a great deal more common ground than disagreement between the Islamic faith and the Judeo-Christian belief system. In many ways, the Islamic belief in the afterlife mirrors Christianity quite closely. Much like Christianity, there is a Heaven,Read more

How You Improve The Funeral Service Industry - Phaneuf

How You Improve the Funeral Service Industry

Recently, the Federal Trade commission released its annual survey of consumer complaints; their findings showed that there is an increase in complaints in just about every industry…except funeral services. In fact, this is one of a handful of industries that has actually seen a decline in complaints. What does this mean and how does itRead more

“Funeral” Or “Memorial” - How To Decide - Phaneuf

“Funeral” or “Memorial” – How to Decide

Although the gap between the two terms has slowly been closing, there is still a difference between funerals and memorials. Most notably, a funeral will have the body of the deceased present while a memorial service will not. While this is, in essence, the only major difference, over the years each tribute has developed itsRead more

Green Burials Are Growing In Popularity And Reduce Our Environmental Impact.

Green Burial FAQ

Until recently, if you were looking into a green burial, your options were extremely limited. Traditional burial techniques, including embalming and caskets, were required by law. However, in a time where the environment has become more of a concern to us all, green burials are becoming the ever more mainstream choice. What is a GreenRead more

Your Complete Guide To Funeral Etiquette - Phaneuf

Your Complete Guide to Funeral Etiquette

Funerals are an extremely difficult time for the family of the deceased, however it can also be a stressful time for friends and acquaintances attending the services. You want to pay your respects, but you don’t want to be in any way offensive. You want to express sympathy, but don’t want to be a bother.Read more

Death Away From Home: What You Need To Know - Phaneuf

Death Away From Home: What You Need to Know

If your loved one passes away while away from home, the added stressors of getting the body home and making the necessary arrangements can feel insurmountable. What do you do? Whom do you call? What is the proper procedure to follow? As with everything in life, the more information you have ahead of time, theRead more

Photographing A Funeral: Crazy Idea Or A Memento For Posterity? - Phaneuf

Photographing a Funeral: Crazy Idea or a Memento for Posterity?

While many of us may have attended a funeral, it is likely that not many of us have seen a photographer at such a service. Photographing a funeral, you may be asking, what would be the benefit of that? Why would you want to record a time of difficulty and heartbreak? Your initial reaction mayRead more