January 1st, 2015
For most of us, New Year’s resolutions are an opportunity improve our lives. We make promises to eat better, exercise more, remember to visit the dentist twice a year, and otherwise look after our health. After all, a new year is a fresh start, and what could be better than to find ways to enjoy a more positive, fruitful life?
One answer might be to find a way to enjoy a more positive, fruitful death. Read the rest of this entry »
December 30th, 2014
For as long as people have held burials, they have been placing items into the grave to accompany the deceased on their final journey. Coins over the eyes to gain passage across the River Styx, the elaborate tombs of the kings and queens of Egypt, earthenware pots that showcase a simpler life—humans are no strangers to wanting to provide the deceased’s remains with the comforts they enjoyed in life. Read the rest of this entry »
December 27th, 2014
When you or a loved one serves as part of the United States Armed Services, there are certain death benefits and assistance you become eligible for. Navigating the system can be difficult if you’re reeling from a sudden loss, and there may be certain funds that you have to seek out to receive, so it’s a good idea to look into all your options. Any help you can get during this difficult time is worth considering—especially if your loved one served the country in any capacity. Read the rest of this entry »
December 14th, 2014
Although what you wear to a funeral is important in showcasing your respect for the deceased and his or her family, it’s equally important to pay attention to your hair. As is the case with any semi-formal gathering, it’s the overall image you present that determines how appropriately attired you are—so take a few minutes to ensure that your hair matches the rest of your ensemble. Read the rest of this entry »
December 10th, 2014
When you’re choosing a funeral home to help you with funeral planning, you’re not just considering which facility is best—you’re also interviewing funeral directors. Because you’ll be relying on one individual for so much of your support and decision-making, it’s important that you feel a connection with your funeral director built on trust and understanding. Although you probably won’t have time to call and get to know every funeral director in the event of a sudden death, you can take a few minutes to chat with them to get a feeling for who you’d like to work with.
What Does a Funeral Director Do?
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November 4th, 2014
No one is born knowing how to behave at a funeral, and few of us are given regular opportunities to practice and brush up on our skills. Because funerals are so (thankfully) rare, it’s not uncommon to find yourself at a loss regarding attire, how to behave, what you’re expected to bring, or even if you should attend at all.
As is the case with most things, funeral etiquette is all about planning ahead and being considerate—and searching iMortuary to find the answers you seek. From what to wear to a funeral to lending a helping hand, we’ve got all the information you need right here. Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2014
Just in time for Halloween we have dug up 17 crazy facts and stories about death.
Do know what Tibetan Sky Burials is or who is planning on resting forever next to Marilyn Monroe?
If not, check out this post…IF YOU DARE!
October 27th, 2014
No matter how much advance funeral planning takes place, the death of a loved one will always leave a paper trail behind. Bank accounts, social security and retirement benefits, life insurance policies, electric and utility bills…all these things have to be taken care of in the weeks and months following your loss.
To help you navigate the process, we’ve complied our most helpful and in-depth articles about what to do with financial accounts when someone dies. Read the rest of this entry »