If your loved one has recently passed away, find closure and begin the healing process by trying the following tips. As a result, you may feel more at peace and be able to cope with your daily life without feeling hopeless.
Grief Counseling Session
Speak with a grief counselor at the funeral home that you are holding the memorial service at. You can speak honestly about any feelings that you are experiencing while a caring person listens intently and offers you words of encouragement. Read More»
Although headstones made from granite, marble, and other stone materials can make a gravesite look wonderful, wind, rain, and other environmental elements can cause the headstones to deteriorate into unsightly messes over time. Hoping to extend the life of the stone grave markers, many families turn to sealants to protect the headstones from harm. However, sealing a headstone may worsen the problem. Here’s more information about this issue.
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Veterans are entitled to receive certain honors when they pass. Some of the preparations for the funeral or memorial can be made before death, but most steps cannot be taken until after the veteran has passed. However, if you are a veteran, being familiar with the process to obtain the honors you deserve can help you prepare your family for handling your final affairs.
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If a loved one in your family is passionate about the ocean or spends a lot of time at sea, he or she may ask to be buried at sea after their death. While you may know about some cremation services, one option that you may not know about is the memorial reef. For those who have always imagined a burial at sea, this may be the answer. Here’s a look at what you should know about memorial reef burials. Read More»
According to the Cremation Association of North America, the number of people who choose cremation in the U.S. has doubled within the last 15 years, up to 46.7 percent in 2014 from only 24.8 percent in 1999. Part of the reason cremation is rising in popularity is because being cremated no longer means just having a loved ones ashes in an urn on the mantel; ashes can be transformed into everything from fireworks to gemstones. Read More»
When planning for your future funeral arrangements, you’ll be happy to learn that there are eco-friendly options available. One way that many people choose to “green” their burial process is by selecting cremation over in-ground burial. But if you have your heart set on in-ground burial or if you belong to a faith that believes in in-ground burial rather than cremation, you can still make a difference by selecting eco-friendly options for your in-ground burial experience. Read More»
Losing a loved one in your life can be one of the most difficult things to do. The finality of death is sure to cause you a great deal of mental anguish when it comes to losing a person you loved. However, funeral arrangements will have to be made, and you’ll want to know the least stressful way to approach this situation during this distressing time. By knowing tips to aid you in planning your loved one’s funeral, you will be better equipped to do so. Read More»
Family members who have just lost a loved one are at their most vulnerable during the funeral service. As such, it’s important that your words to the family during your brief visit are as thoughtful as possible. Conveying your sympathy, relaying a happy memory that you have of the person who has passed away and offering to follow up with the family in a few days to offer assistance are all viable things to share. Read More»
Visiting a funeral home to attend a service or a visitation can be emotionally challenging in general, but the process often becomes more difficult if you’re concerned that you’ll be overly emotional. While emotions are commonplace at funeral homes, it’s important that you don’t lose your composure to the point that it disrupts other people attending the event or the family that is the mourning the loss of a loved one. Read More»
When a loved one dies, you are probably emotionally distraught, and not in the right frame of mind to be worrying about financial issues. However, someone has to make all the funeral arrangements, and this can be costly. Most funeral homes do not offer credit, so you need to be prepared for paying funeral expenses. Before choosing what type of funeral you want, and how the deceased will be cared for, take a day or so and do a bit of research. Read More»