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Planning Your Own Funeral: 3 Considerations For The Funeral Program

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When you are planning your own funeral, you may feel a little weird at some points during the process. Whether you are planning for an event that you don’t anticipate occurring for many decades or facing the inevitable during a serious illness, it can be strange to plan a service that you won’t be around to witness. Many people forget to plan a very important part of the memorial service: the funeral program. Read More»

3 Tips For Pre-Planning A Cremation

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In this day and age, many people are opting to pre-plan and pre-pay for their final arrangements so their family does not have to feel stressed when they are mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have decided that you would like your body to be cremated after death, you may wonder what steps you have to take to ensure that your wishes are followed. Use the following tips to plan and fund cremation services: Read More»

Creating A Customized Funeral Service For Your Loved One

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While funerals are solemn occasions, some people choose to turn the wake and funeral into a celebration of the loved one’s life. Here are just a few ways you can take this idea and put it to work for your family. Announce A Dress Code Traditional funeral wear is modest and slightly dressy, such as suits and dark-colored dresses. However, if your loved one preferred a certain type of look, you may want to announce a dress code in the obituary. Read More»

3 Things You Shouldn't Say At A Cremation Service (And One You Should)

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Death is a tricky topic for anyone to discuss. The very idea of it can lead an otherwise stoic person to tears. When a family is in the midst of grief, it’s all the more difficult to discuss. When you attend the cremation services, you may feel compelled to talk at length to the family to show your support and express your love. This is the time when you need to put thought into what you say and how you say it. Read More»

Four Ways to Make Your Cremation Even More Environmentally Friendly

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While cremation is often proclaimed to be the eco-friendly alternative to in-ground burial, that doesn’t mean the process can’t be improved at all. In fact, there are several aspects of cremation that you can modify and customize to make your cremation even more eco-friendly. Here are four ways to affect your cremation’s environmental impact for the better. 1. Opt out of the viewing  Crematoriums allow you to choose whether you’ll have a viewing or a direct cremation, with which the remains are cremated first and the service is arranged later. Read More»