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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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  • Planning On Cremation? Helpful Suggestions For Choosing The Right Memorial Service

    If you've decided to be cremated at a place like Danks-Hinski Funeral Home, there are still some plans that will need to be made. Choosing to be cremated is a very private matter. However, your family may want to have a say in how the cremation services are carried out. Once you've passed away, your family will want the opportunity to grieve, and to say their last goodbyes to you. While you're planning your cremation, it's important that you plan the rest of the services, as well.
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  • 3 Things to Do Now for End of Life Planning

    No one likes to think about their own death, but taking a small amount of time to do so now can save your family a world of heartache and effort later. Fortunately, many of things you need to do to handle end of life planning only require a small initial investment of time, then they can be maintained with little effort going forward. Here are some things to consider setting up.
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  • Why Cremation Is An Option To Consider As You Approach Your Senior Years

    Many people prefer the option of cremation over burial, but it is often especially appealing to seniors. Cremation provides more flexibility when it comes to dealing with your body and the service that follows your death. If you choose a traditional burial, you are on a tighter schedule. When you're cremated, you can have a memorial months later if necessary. Here's a look at why cremation could be an option you want to consider when you are in your senior years.
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  • Things To Do With A Loved One's Wedding Ring Before Cremation

    When you're helping an elderly parent preplan his or her funeral, this family member may express an interest in being cremated. If so, you'll want to meet with a funeral director who can answer any questions that you may have about the cremation process. In many cases, your parent will express a desire to be cremated while wearing his or her wedding ring. Unfortunately, many crematoriums ask that such items are removed from a body before it is cremated, which can leave you in the position of coming up with some options to consider for the ring.
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  • The Last Rodeo: Funeral Flowers For A True Cowboy Or Cowgirl

    Saying goodbye to a true cowboy or cowgirl is hard; make sure to pay tribute to a floral display that suits their western-flair and distinct personality. Talk with your florist to create something that reflects the person that has passed, in a tasteful way. Some funeral flower ideas with western flair include: A ten-gallon hat. What better send-off for a cowboy or cowgirl than a hat? Check out thrift stores for vintage felt cowboy hats, or talk to your florist about the possibility of having your arrangement displayed inside of this iconic cowboy symbol.
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  • Keeping Your Loved One's Memory Alive

    If you recently lost a loved one, you are most likely distraught over the fact you will no longer be able to spend time with them when you wish. Many people like to take steps in keeping their loved one's memory in their minds to reflect upon whenever they wish. Try some of the following steps so you can remind yourself about the positive times you had spent with the person who had recently passed away.
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  • 4 Unique Ways Your Ashes Can Be Used After You Are Cremated

    When you pass away, you have the choice to be buried or cremated. Many people are choosing cremation because it is so affordably priced. If you are considering cremation, it can be hard to know what to have done with your ashes after you pass away. Fortunately, many advancements have been made over the years so that more can be done with your ashes than just having them spread somewhere or stored on a mantle in someone's house.
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  • Take Inspiration From African Culture When Choosing Funeral Arrangements

    If you want to send a striking sympathy arrangement for a funeral or service, take some inspiration from African culture. African burial traditions run deep in the belief of an afterlife and spirits, which is emulated through the unique and beautiful floral displays at a traditional funeral or interment. Some intriguing customs from Africa to incorporate in your funeral flowers include: Personal items. Add personal belongings or objects to the display to make it special.
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