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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    October 31, 2019

    How to Stay Organized When Planning a Funeral

    Did you know only 21% of people have talked to a loved one about their final wishes? With such a low percentage, it’s no surprise that planning a funeral is one of life’s most stressful events—especially since there are upwards of 125 decisions to...

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    October 24, 2019

    9 Funeral Personalization Ideas Every Family Should Consider

    Funerals are seen as a valuable part of the grieving process. They give surviving family members and friends a chance to celebrate the life lived rather than the life lost.

    As individuals or families find themselves in a position to plan services,...

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    October 3, 2019

    4 Non-Traditional Final Resting Places You May Not Have Heard Of

    Many Americans are taking control of the way end of life is recognized. This is evident in the recent HBO documentary, Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America, which explores how surviving family members are choosing to commemorate the...

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    August 15, 2019

    Understanding Hospice: Top Questions, Answered by Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

    When a loved one is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, many of us want to provide them with the highest quality of comfort in the final days, weeks and months. That’s where hospice care comes in.

    Hospice care is designed to focus on the quality...

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    June 20, 2019

    What to Expect Before, During and After a Funeral

    Whether it’s your first time making arrangements for a loved one who has passed or your first time attending services for a family member or friend, it’s helpful to have an understanding of what takes place before, during and after a funeral or...

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    May 9, 2019

    How Long Do I Have to Make Funeral Arrangements?

    Following the loss of a loved one, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made. One of those decisions involves arranging services. 

    It’s common for families to question how long they have before services need to be held. The answer to this is...

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    April 25, 2019

    How Funeral Preplanning Can Provide Comfort When a Death is Near

    Whether your loved one was just placed into hospice care or is suffering from a terminal illness, nothing is more heart-wrenching than learning a death is near. In those final days, it’s important to enjoy your last few moments with your loved one...

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    March 21, 2019

    How to Avoid Family Conflict When Arranging Funeral Services

    Following the loss of a loved one, families experience a wide range of emotions.

    In the midst of grieving, surviving family members are often left in charge of planning final arrangements if the deceased didn’t preplan beforehand. This can make an...

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    February 28, 2019

    How to Create a Personalized Tribute for a Loved One: Q&A With a Certified Celebrant

    When someone we love passes away, we want a chance to say goodbye in a meaningful and memorable way. For some families, that means arranging services with a funeral home to serve those purposes.

    The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)...

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    February 14, 2019

    Answers to 5 Common Questions About Funeral Preplanning

    Preplanning your own funeral can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. It also gives you time to think about how you want...

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