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Writing a Personal Memoir

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Writing a Personal Memoir

Writing a Personal Memoir

One of the things many people want to do before they die is to write their life story or personal memoir. After all, once you are gone, all that will remain are the memories other people carry of you—your life as seen through someone else’s perspective. (more…)

Five Fun and Interesting Epitaphs

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Five Fun and Interesting Epitaphs

Five Fun and Interesting Epitaphs

When someone famous or beloved dies, it is common to have a special phrase or quote carved into the headstone. These engravings (or epitaphs) are a kind of parting gift to the world; more public than your last words and more permanent than a note written on paper, these messages are what people who visit your gravesite carry with them for years to come. (more…)

Importance of Pre-Planning and End-of-Life Discussions with Family

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Importance of Pre-Planning and End-of-Life Discussions with Family

Importance of Pre-Planning and End-of-Life Discussions with Family

Conversations about death are never easy – and conversations about your own death are even more complicated. Not only are there financial issues to bring up (a tricky subject in many families), but there is no way to talk about your end-of-life plans without emotions getting in the way. (more…)

Ten Things to Do at a Cemetery besides Mourn

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Ten Things to Do at a Cemetery besides Mourn

Ten Things to Do at a Cemetery besides Mourn

As some of the largest, most well-tended parklands this country has to offer, cemeteries are not just for families of the deceased. While every visit to a cemetery should be taken with reverence and respect in mind, you do not have to know someone buried there to make the most of it. (more…)

Do You Have to Disclose a Recent Death when Selling a House?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Do You Have to Disclose a Recent Death when Selling a House?

Do You Have to Disclose a Recent Death when Selling a House?

When a parent or loved one dies, their home is often one of the first items to be put on the market. Because a house is considered part of their estate, the sale of the house can be used to help pay for the funeral, settle debts, and serve as an inheritance for the family left behind. (more…)

Five Most Famous Mausoleums in the United States

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Five Most Famous Mausoleums in the U.S.

Five Most Famous Mausoleums in the U.S.

Mausoleums are one of the most iconic cemetery features. Known alternately as tombs, vaults, catacombs, and crypts, the term is used to describe any place of burial that stands as a separate building. They are often large enough to hold multiple bodies, and it is common for families to own their own mausoleums as a way to bury several generations in one location. (more…)

Types of Biodegradable Urns

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Types of Biodegradable Urns

Types of Biodegradable Urns

Biodegradable urns provide a green funeral option that gives back to nature and the environment. Cremation is already a smart choice if you are looking for ways to reduce the impact of a loved one’s death on the eco-system, so opting for an urn that will break down and leave virtually no trace makes sense. (more…)

Animals that Mourn their Dead

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Animals that Mourn their Dead

Animals that Mourn their Dead

The ritual of funeral planning and burying a loved one is something that is uniquely human. No other species on the planet takes quite as much time and care to say goodbye, and the rituals we rely on to find comfort in our loss are impossible to duplicate. However, that does not mean animals don’t share our sense of loss. Dogs at their owners’ funerals have been known to exhibit physical signs of grief, and it is not uncommon for one pet to pass away soon after another one has died. (more…)

Everything You Need to Know about Burial Liners

Monday, February 29th, 2016
Everything You Need to Know about Burial Liners

Everything You Need to Know about Burial Liners

There are few things worse than feeling you are being taken advantage of when going through the process of burying a loved one. In the midst of all the funeral planning and preparation, you may feel that several purchases are unnecessary or designed to put an even higher price tag on your already mounting funeral costs—and burial liners tend to stick out the strongest. (more…)

Funeral Flower Crafts

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Funeral Flower Crafts

Funeral Flower Crafts

After the funeral has come to an end and all the out-of-town guests have departed, you may find yourself facing an abundance of leftovers. From too many cakes and casseroles to vases full of funeral flowers, there tends to be quite a bit of overflow after the death of a loved one. (more…)