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  • 4 Reasons To Start Thinking About Your Funeral Needs

    Funerals are one of those parts of life that most people don't look forward to. It can be difficult to attend as a guest because it's hard to know what to say and you'd likely rather grieve in private. But, funerals do happen and it's a good way for everyone to have one last chance to say their goodbyes. If you haven't begun to think about your own funeral, now is the time to do so.
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  • Tips For Honoring Military Service At A Funeral

    It takes a brave and special person to sacrifice so much to serve in a branch of the United States military. Planning a funeral for a veteran brings up certain concerns that you'll want to address in the memorial service. Consider these tips to acknowledge the dedication and patriotism that your loved one so honorably showed by serving their country. Dedicate a Page of the Funeral Program One way that you can let attendees know details of your loved one's service is by dedicating a page of the funeral program to it.
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  • Tips For Planning Your Own Funeral

    If you have decided to take matters into your own hands and plan your own funeral, you might need a little help figuring out where to start and what to do. This way, you won't run as much of a risk forgetting some very important things. To help you get started with this process, you will want to check out the following suggestions. Discuss The Viewing Arrangements Some people like the idea of allowing for their casket to be open for friends and family to come visit in order to pay their final respects.
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  • Want To Be Cremated? Know How You Can Plan For It

    It is common these days for someone to plan their funeral before they pass away. While it isn't exactly an enjoyable thing to do, it is the best way to ensure that you have control over what happens when you die. It also takes the burden off of family members to make these decisions for you. If your decision is that you want to be cremated, here is what you need to know when planning your funeral.
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  • 3 Considerations About The Clothing Your Deceased Loved One Will Wear During Cremation

    When you choose to have a recently deceased family member placed in an open casket for the funeral service, you'll likely confer with other family members to select an outfit for the body to wear. However, when you opt for cremation, you may be unsure how to proceed regarding attire. While your funeral home director can help you to better grasp the process and how you need to proceed, it's useful to have a basic understanding of the clothing aspect of cremation.
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  • Tips For Stress-Free Afterlife Service Planning

    Death is an accepted part of life but this doesn't mean it's any less stressful. To the people who are left behind, dealing with various aspects of a person's death can be difficult. As if having to grieve isn't enough, friends and loved ones also have to see to it that the deceased gets an appropriate send-off. To handle all of this can put a lot of stress on family members and result in conflicts due to different opinions on what should be done.
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  • Tips For Dealing With Your Spouse's Decision To Be Cremated

    As you and your spouse age, it's a good idea to begin preplanning your funeral. Even if you hope to live many more years, having some plans put down on paper will make it easier for the surviving spouse in the event of one's passing, as well as your children, as they collectively work to organize your funeral. When it comes to choosing burial or cremation, not all spouses will agree on the preferred method.
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  • Choosing The Right Funeral Home For Your Loved One

    When planning a funeral for your loved one, you'll want to make sure that you choose a funeral home that can meet your needs. Whether you want to begin planning for your entire family's future needs or you need to arrange a funeral for a loved one who has just passed, use this guide to find the location that works for you. Location It's important to find a funeral home that is conveniently located.
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  • Tips For Helping A College Student Through The Loss Of A Loved One

    The loss of a loved one is going to be painful and difficult for any human being. For college students, a great loss presents its own set of challenges on top of grief itself. Follow these tips to help a college student through practical matters like attending the funeral and other struggles he or she will inevitably face in the aftermath of a loved one's death: Offer to help with Planning the Funeral
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  • How Funeral Homes Can Help You Through The Five Stages Of Grief

    We all deal with grief differently, and there is no doubt that the same death can impact two people very differently. No matter how close you are to the person who has passed away, you may experience deep, sudden grief or a more gradual sadness. No matter the case, it is helpful to understand how grief often occurs. It was Elisabeth Kubler-Ross who established the concept of the five stages of grief in a book she wrote in the 1960s.
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