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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...

    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 Taking 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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    June 25, 2020

    5 End-Of-Life Traditions From Around the World

    While death is one of the most common denominators of the human race, every culture deals with it differently.

    For instance, some cultures believe that death is more of a gradual journey than a sudden process. Surviving family members and friends...

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    June 11, 2020

    Are Funerals for the Living or the Deceased?

    Funerals have been around for thousands of years, with societal norms and religious customs influencing such rituals.

    While funerals are designed to honor the life and legacy of a person who has passed, they’re also an essential piece to the...

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    June 4, 2020

    What’s the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

    When you pass away, you want to be confident that your property and belongings will go to the right people.

    While you’ve likely heard the term “trust” and “will,” you may not know what they are or the difference between the two. Both are essential...

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