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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    April 15, 2021

    How to Plan Ahead When a Loved One Receives a Terminal Diagnosis

    Finding out a loved one is entering the final stages of life is undoubtedly overwhelming. Close family members are often left making funeral arrangements, all the while coping with anticipatory grief. But making preparations before a loss can...

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    March 11, 2021

    Your Questions About Funeral Preplanning, Answered [Podcast]

    Planning final arrangements requires making up to 125 decisions. When we lose a loved one, our judgment is often clouded as we go through the motions of planning a funeral, while dealing with our own grief. This can lead to doubts, conflict,...

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    February 11, 2021

    What Is an Appointment of Representation Form?

    When someone passes, the immediate family is left with balancing both their own grief and preparing funeral arrangements. From informing friends and other family members to making important decisions related to final arrangements, the process is...

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    January 14, 2021

    In Lieu of Flowers: 3 Alternative Funeral Gift Ideas

    When a loved one passes, it’s customary in many cultures to purchase a flower arrangement to commemorate the deceased and share condolences.

    In most cases, the arrangements are sent to the funeral home to display during a wake, funeral or memorial...

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    December 3, 2020

    How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

    What do you want to be remembered by? It’s a heavy question to consider, but important to your personal legacy—both now and after you pass. After all, we all want to leave something behind for those we love.

    Your legacy is defined by the small...

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    October 1, 2020

    What Factors Determine the Cost of a Funeral?

    You may be shocked to learn the median cost of a funeral with burial has increased 6.5%, and the median cost of a funeral with cremation has increased 7.3% over the past five years.

    However, when you consider the common services that go into...

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    September 17, 2020

    What to Do With a Twitter Account After Someone Passes [Series]

    The following is the second post in our series about what to do with a social media account after a death. Read our first post on how to handle a Facebook profile.

    With upwards of 125 decisions to make following a death, handling your loved one’s...

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    August 20, 2020

    What to Do With a Facebook Account After Someone Passes [Series]

    The following is part of our series about what to do with a social media account after a death. Each post will comprehensively feature a different social media platform. This is the first post, and we invite you to check back for the next post in...

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    August 13, 2020

    Should You Preplan Your Funeral? 4 Reasons to Help You Decide

    There are clear advantages to preplanning your funeral ahead of time, but some people are reluctant to the idea. Death—especially your own— isn’t an easy subject to discuss.

    But imagine planning a wedding or any other large life celebration in just...

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    July 23, 2020

    Why Is Talking About Death So Taboo?

    Death is uncomfortable. Most of us don’t want to talk about it, or plan for it. By facing it, we’re forced to accept the reality of the situation—that death is inevitable—so we choose to tiptoe around the topic until it’s too late.

    But what if we...

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