Celebrating a Life: Blog

Monday, 23 October, 2017

Who has made the greatest impact on your life? Was it your grandma? Maybe your father? Or a partner, a best friend?

Whoever it may be, have you told them or expressed your gratitude in words? While it may seem tough to find the right words to tell...

June 14, 2018

3 Steps to Help You Choose a Funeral Home for Your Loved One

Following the loss of a loved one, family members are struck with the sudden and difficult decision of finding a funeral home.

To ensure a smooth and seamless process during an already emotional time, you’ll want to choose a funeral that will help...

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June 7, 2018

Senior Living in Cleveland: 9 Facilities Offering Various Levels of Independence and Care

Having a conversation with an aging loved one about senior living can be a tricky task, especially if he or she isn’t open to the idea of moving.

Before initiating such conversations, get a sense of your loved one’s needs. Consider these questions:

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May 31, 2018

What to Do After a Death: 3 Steps to Take

The thought of death is overwhelming. Perhaps that’s why we rarely ever talk about what happens when a loved one passes.

Death may be a hard subject to talk about, but when it hits, you may not know what to do if it’s your first time planning...

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May 24, 2018

Death in the Digital Age: Why You Need to Think Before You Post on Social Media

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest events we face in life. Now, imagine coupling that pain with the heartache you’d feel after finding out about a loss on social media instead of from a trusted family member. 

As new platforms rise in...

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May 17, 2018

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Green Burial for a Loved One

Green burial is growing in popularity, as more people understand the environmental and societal benefits of natural decomposition.

This non-evasive, eco-friendly practice is free of toxic chemicals and fluids that are commonly used with earth...

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May 10, 2018

5 Questions to Ask Your Mom this Mother’s Day to Strengthen Your Relationship

“When you look at your mother, you’re looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Charley Benetto

With Mother’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering how to express love to the motherly figure(s) in your life. Whatever your plans, make...

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May 3, 2018

Why Should I Plan My Funeral in Advance? Q&A With a Preplanning Funeral Director

Just as we sit down to plan our finances, retirement or a vacation, preplanning your own funeral helps eliminate both financial and emotional burden put upon your surviving loved ones.

A survey by the National Funeral Director’s Association (NFDA)...

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April 26, 2018

4 Questions to Consider When Selecting a Final Resting Place for Cremated Remains

Selecting a final resting place for a loved one is a tough choice. You want them to be in a comforting location with potential significance to their life.

While families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery,...

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April 19, 2018

5 Books to Gift Grieving Children

Loss is never easy, especially for children. Their comprehension of death is limited, and children are only capable of understanding and coping with death to a certain extent. It’s likely the first time they’re confronting death in their own life,...

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April 12, 2018

How to Select Funeral Flowers for a Loved One’s End-Of-Life Celebration

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” –Theodore Roethke

As part of making final arrangements, family members often select flowers to enhance the funeral service for a deceased love one.

With pops of color, flowers are a beautiful way...

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