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Celebrating a Life: Blog

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In recent years, we’ve experienced more American families choosing cremation as a final wish. It’s projected by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) that in 2030, 71% of those who die will be cremated.

As the number of cremations...

September 29, 2016

Your Preplanning Checklist in 5 Steps

There’s a lot to know about preplanning a funeral and it’s never too early to start learning. In fact, planning a funeral or cremation requires making up to 125 decisions.

Losing a loved one is emotional, and making decisions can be overwhelming...

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September 22, 2016

Grief Hurts: Understanding and Coping With the Pain

The pain of losing a loved one can be a very profound experience. No two people cope with grief the same and there is no right or wrong way to feel. In fact, you may experience grief differently each time you experience a loss. Even children and...

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September 15, 2016

Tips to Follow When Arranging a Cremation

It’s projected that by 2030, nearly 71% of individuals will choose cremation.

If you’re arranging your own cremation or carrying out final wishes for a loved one, there are many important decisions to make. And in some situations these decisions...

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September 8, 2016

5 Books to Turn to For Support While Grieving

We all grieve in different ways, but one thing is certain: it’s possible for the heartache to overtake our lives and make essential tasks seem impossible. While duties that once seemed simple may take a toll on us both physically and emotionally...

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September 1, 2016

Who to Include When Preplanning Your Funeral

We may not know how much longer we have in life, but we can certainly prepare for our passing through end-of-life plans. When preparing yourself and family for death, you can never be too prepared. By preplanning your funeral, you can arrange and...

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August 25, 2016

4 Steps to Choosing the Right Funeral Home

Selecting a funeral home for yourself or a loved one allows you to plan a unique end-of-life celebration.

There are many steps to follow when choosing the right funeral home before or after a death occurs—from selecting the location to touring...

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August 18, 2016

How to Write a Meaningful Obituary

While there are elements of an obituary that people expect to see, such as funeral arrangements and possible memorial donation requests, there are certain characteristics that can make an obituary more meaningful.

Honor your loved one by telling a...

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August 11, 2016

4 Meaningful Final Resting Places for Cremated Remains

When a loved one passes away there are many ways you can celebrate their life. Today, cremation is a popular final wish for families and individuals. 

But once a cremation has taken place you still have to decide on a final resting place for the...

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August 4, 2016

Online Funerals: How Technology Has Reshaped Tradition

We shop, talk to friends and pay bills online. The Internet is a part of everything we do, even how we express our feelings. It's common to scroll through Facebook and see a happy or sad status. People share their lives in short, but public, posts....

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July 28, 2016

3 Tips for the “Sandwich Generation” to Find Relief

You get home from a long day of work to find your kids need money for a school function. Not only that, your parents need you to take them to the doctor in the morning, which will likely mean new medication you’ll need to buy.

This is the life of...

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