Celebrating a Deceased Loved One’s Wonderful Life

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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!


The Cremation Funeral Service: Yay Or Nay?

23 January 2018
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There are many funeral homes that offer various services for the deceased, allowing for different belief systems to practice their own funeral rites. One such funeral service that is rarely requested or accepted is the cremation funeral service. Some funeral homes will ask you if you want this service when you select cremation for the deceased. Others do not ask and you have to request it. Either way, a description of this practice follows, so that you can choose yay or nay in the event that you are asked. Read More …

Are You Planning Your Own Funeral?

19 January 2018
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If you have decided to plan your own funeral, that is a very considerate act on your part. Think about it. Those who are left behind will already by grieving for you, and facing making funeral plans will just add to their burden. However, if you take care of eery detail that is connected with a funeral, your loved ones will be spared that sad burden. From writing down things that are important to you to buying a funeral package, here are some ideas that might help you to plan your own funeral. Read More …

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 …