Understanding The Funeral Prearrangement Process

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Choosing The Perfect Casket Material

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One of the materials that is most often associated with a casket is wood. However, there are many other materials that caskets might be made out of, such as metal, fiberglass or biodegradable materials. The materials that you choose for a casket will affect the appearance of the casket and will also affect the impact that the casket has on the environment.  Wood Wooden caskets are often used because they have a comfortable and luxurious look that is reminiscent of hardwood furniture. Read More»

How To Honor Your Beloved Dog

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Are you and your family members going through a hard time because your beloved dog has died? Saying goodbye to somebody who has been a part of your family is difficult, for sure. Here are some ideas that might help you to go forward without your pet. Start With Personal Time - Of course, you need your very own time to grieve, but it’s good to spend one-on-one time with each of your children, too. Read More»

Family Vs. Funeral Home Staff — Tips For Assigning Funeral Service Roles

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When you’re overseeing the funeral service of a recently deceased loved one at the funeral home in advance of traveling to the cemetery for the burial, one of the duties that you’ll need to consider is delegating people for a variety of roles on the day of the service. There may be some family members and close friends who wish to contribute. Beyond the important roles of eulogist and pallbearers, there are a number of other jobs that people can perform. Read More»

Creative And Unusual Funerals And Caskets

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A funeral is a time to celebrate the life, loves, and pastimes of a special family member or friend. When planning a funeral, it is important to personalize all aspects of the funeral and burial service to emphasize a family member’s or friend’s personality and how they loved to spend their time. This is especially important for a creative and active person with a sense of humor. One way to personalize a person’s funeral is to have a custom casket created that reflects their personality, occupation, and pastimes. Read More»

3 Ways Technology Can Help You Say Goodbye To A Loved One

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When it comes to planning memorial or funeral services, more people are turning to technology. The Internet has made it easier for friends and family to come together and mourn the loss of someone. If you are planning a service for a loved one, here are some ways you can incorporate technology into the services.   Create a Memorial Website  Many funeral homes are offering the ability to create a memorial website that gives friends and family a special way to offer tributes about a loved one. Read More»

Cremation Viewings: What They Are Like For Surviving Family Members

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When a loved one has chosen cremation as the final burial option, surviving family members are often left wondering how the viewing of the body is supposed to go. They do not know how the service is done, or who can be present. This is probably all new and confusing for them. Before you pass away, be sure to explain this process in the following manner. The Body Is Placed on the Slab or in a Simple Box Read More»

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint After Death

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Every single person leaves a huge carbon footprint on the Earth. From the car you drive to the bottled water that you drink, everyone contributes to the planet’s ruin slowly but surely. Why would you want to continue to do the same thing after death? Stop and consider a traditional burial. Someone dies. They are embalmed. They are placed in a lavish casket fully dressed with jewelry, pillows, plush fabric lining and mementos from their life. Read More»

2 Ways To Set Up An Online Memorial

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If a loved one has recently passed away, in addition to the traditional funeral services, you may also want to consider setting up an online memorial as well. As our lives are increasingly online, many individuals like to mourn those who pass online as well as in person.  Use Existing Social Media Accounts If your loved one has recently passed away, you may be able to use their existing social media accounts as an online memorial. Read More»

Is The Funeral Industry A Recession-Proof Career Option?

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If you’re debating a career in the funeral industry, one of the primary attractions may be its steady nature – people pass away in both economic booms and busts. However, the funeral industry can suffer its own mini-recessions, as well as face other economic problems. Read on to help determine whether the funeral business is a career option you wish to pursue, as well as how to make the (financial) most of your decision. Read More»