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Celebrating a Deceased Loved One’s Wonderful Life

A couple of years ago, one of my dear friend’s mother lost her brave battle with cancer. Although my friend was sad, she was happy her mother wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. With the help of a local funeral home, my friend and her family planned a funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of their loved one. After discussing the order of service with the caring staff at the funeral home, my friend decided to read the beautiful eulogy her mother wrote at the funeral service. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of tasks a funeral home provides to families of deceased loved ones. Enjoy!

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Considerations For Graveside Services Held In Summer

18 January 2018
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When planning a graveside service for a summer funeral, there may be a few extra steps you want to take to ensure mourners are comfortable and taken care of in the heat. Work with your funeral home director and use these ideas as you plan a summer funeral service. Provide Fans One option for helping everyone to stay cool and comfortable is to provide everyone with paper fans. These fans can be customized for the funeral service by adding your loved one's name on one side, or you can have them printed with all of the information you would normally put on a memorial card. Read More …

Choosing Between Traditional And Direct Cremation: Which Option Is Right For Your Loved One?

17 January 2018
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When it comes to choosing cremation for your loved one, there are a couple of different options to choose from. The one you choose may depend on your family's wishes or the available budget. Here are a few things to consider that might help you do decide which option is the right one for your family. Do You Want A Viewing? For some families, having a viewing before the cremation is performed can be a great comfort. Read More …

Simple Ways School-Aged Children Can Contribute To A Funeral

10 January 2018
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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is extraordinarily difficult for anyone. It can be especially painful for kids. Adults have been able to develop coping skills over a lifetime, while children haven't had much time to do so. Kids may have a more limited understanding of death, and the loss can be hard for them to grasp. You may be able to help children accept and deal with the loss by involving them in the cremation service. Read More …

Planning A Funeral For A Non Religious Loved One

8 January 2018
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In times of death when comfort is needed, a lot of comfort centers around religious beliefs. If your family is non-religious and your deceased loved one would prefer a non-religious funeral, you will have to make some additional arrangements to ensure that their last wishes are met. Taking the reins in making the arrangement will take some careful dictation and planning from beginning to end. Here are three tips for creating a beautiful ceremony for your loved one who was without any religious beliefs. Read More …

Three Things To Consider If You Want To Have A Custom Monument Created

6 January 2018
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When a loved one passes away, you want to honor them in every way that you can. A great way to do this is to have an amazing monument created to put on their grave. It is important to make sure that you properly plan the monument so that you can enjoy coming to visit it later on down the road. The following guide walks you through the things that you need to consider when having a monument created. Read More …