Funeral Advice

How to Decide Which Casket to Choose

August 31, 2018casket, funeral, funeral arrangements

Losing a loved one is a very personal and definitive moment in your life. While many people are prepared for the emotional weight of the event, they are not aware of the practical details attached with planning a funeral. And, while there is a long list of tasks to be attended to, one of the most personal, and often one of the most difficult, is choosing a casket. For many people the casket is the visible symbol of the funeral in addition to being the final resting place of their...

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Saying Thank You

August 31, 2018funeral, funeral customs

Words can be hard to come by when you are searching for the right ones.  How exactly do you tell the people that have surrounded you through this tough time in your life, thank you? Well, you do just that.  Sending a thank you note after a funeral may feel awkward, however expressing gratitude and acknowledging that you have cared for shows great maturity and appreciation. Whom to Thank: You don’t need to thank everyone that attended the funeral or visitation.  The people that you want to acknowledge with a...

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How to Choose Funeral Music – Be True to the Deceased

August 31, 2018funeral, funeral arrangements, funeral music, funeral planning

funeral music
Dating back thousands of years, music has long since been a part of funeral services.  Music is closely tied to ceremonies and important events in all of human culture. The Romans used to hire musicians to accompany undertakers; music was used to care for the souls of the dead for the ancient Balinese, and Australians indigenous people would send messages to their dead loved one through music. In West Africa there has been a llong-standingburial tradition of rejoicing at death through music. This tradition was witnessed in 1819 at a...

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5 Questions to Eliminate the Stress of Sending Funeral Flowers

August 31, 2018funeral, funeral customs, funeral flowers

funeral flowers
Flowers have been a funeral tradition for centuries.  While their meanings over the years may have evolved, currently flowers are a way to provide love and support to the families, as well as honor the deceased.  They help to create a peaceful atmosphere for a very somber occasion. Their beauty and fragrance can provide a feeling of warmth and consolation in the background of the service. Selecting the appropriate flowers to send to a funeral can feel like a daunting task, yet it does not have to be!  There are...

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How to Make Funeral Arrangements

August 29, 2018funeral arrangements, funeral planning

funeral arrangements
The death of a loved one can be a very stressful and confusing time for many people. Not only is death a highly emotional experience, but it also requires specific actions and arrangements to take place during a short amount of time. Understanding the process can be difficult at best, especially while those close to the deceased are grieving. In an effort to help you make sense of the Funeral Arrangement process, we have compiled all of the key information you will need into a single article. By following these...

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What to Say and Do at a Funeral

August 27, 2018

A funeral can be an unexpected and emotionally charged event. In many cases, we attend to show our support and respect for both the family and the deceased. However, even when we have the absolute best of intentions, it can be difficult and sometimes awkward to know what we should and should not do or say during the event. For most people the goal is to offer help, even if in a small way, and never to make things any harder for those who are grieving the loss of their...

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