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Casket Prices and Where to Buy Them

A casket is often one of the single greatest expenses associated with a funeral. Casket prices range from under $1,000 to more than $10,000 with the average being somewhere between 2 and 3 thousand dollars... Read More

Choosing the Right Funeral Songs

Making decisions related to a funeral service is a very personal process. From where to hold the services to choosing someone to deliver the eulogy, there are many parts that make up the service... Read More

Cremation Services and Cremation Costs

People often assume that cremation costs simply refer to the fee charged by the crematorium to process remains. The cost of cremation itself is usually under $1000... Read More

Dealing with Death and the Natural Grieving Process

Dealing with death can be an enormous emotional shock whether a loved one has passed away unexpectedly or after a long decline. During the initial days of bereavement, you may feel that everything occurring around you is slightly unreal... Read More

Eulogy Examples and Eulogy Quotes

After a loved one passes, writing a eulogy can be an emotional experience. However, a eulogy is a great way to remember and honor your loved one... Read More

Funeral Costs and What to Expect

Do you know how much the average funeral costs? The price is usually somewhere between $5000 and $10,000 depending on the options selected... Read More

Funeral Etiquette and What to Wear to a Funeral

One of the trickiest pieces of funeral etiquette to navigate is deciding what to wear to a funeral. You might assume that something in your closet is bound to be suitable, only to discover at the last minute that you’re not sure how to put your outfit together... Read More

Funeral Flowers and Where to Buy Them

Flowers are often given to the family of someone who has passed as a gesture of sympathy. Flowers are a reminder that others care and are thinking of the family... Read More

Green Burials

The world is going green and burials are no exception. Many people are choosing to live their lives more naturally out of respect and appreciate for Mother Earth... Read More

How Can A Person Become A Funeral Director?

Becoming a funeral director will take great personal strength, commitment, and knowledge. Not everyone has the emotional stability to deal with people during times of sorrow and grief... Read More

How to Choose the Right Funeral Home

No one wants to think about a funeral until they are forced to deal with it and unfortunately when that time comes they are not in right frame of mind to make good decisions. It would make it so much easier to handle if the deceased made the arrangements in advance, but that is not always the case... Read More

How to Decide Between Burial and Cremation

Making decisions in regards to how you would like to spend eternity is challenging and usually something people would prefer not to consider. Although pre-planning a funeral is beneficial to both you and your family, it is something few people ever get the strength to do... Read More

How to Write a Eulogy

Writing a eulogy doesn’t need to be a task left only to great writers and public speakers. The purpose of a eulogy is to give a sincere and heartfelt account of a loved one’s life... Read More

How to Write an Obituary

Creating an obituary for a loved one can seem like an overwhelming task. However, writing an obituary is usually a necessary task that will need to be taken care of, and it doesn’t need to be as difficult as it may seem... Read More

Information That All Obituaries Should Contain

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Jewish Funerals and Customs

There are two basic principles when dealing with death and funerals, showing respect for the deceased and comforting the living. The Jewish burial process involves many traditions and a great deal of symbolism... Read More

Living Will and Last Wills

A living will is created to give specific instructions about medical care at the end of life. Also known as a healthcare directive, a living will is extremely helpful in cases where an individual is not capable of expressing his or her own wishes while receiving medical care. A last will is a document that outlines an individual’s wishes for after death. .. Read More

Many Choices for Your Final Resting Place

There are more burial options than you would imagine and it can be difficult to decide which is the best choice for you or your loved one. You can have a traditional in-ground burial, an all-natural green burial, be placed in an entombment, or you can be cremated... Read More

Obituary Examples and Templates

Each newspaper may have its own standard format for publishing death notices. To find out what your local newspaper’s preferences are, look at other obituaries, as well as online obituaries, and take note of similarities... Read More

Selecting the Perfect Cremation Urn

Cremation urns can range from an unfinished biodegradable container to an elaborate work of art meant for permanent display. Selecting an urn to house your loved one’s creamains is one of the most personal choices you will make for that person... Read More

Sympathy Poems and Bereavement Poems

Often, bereavement poems speak the words in our hearts more eloquently than we can express them for ourselves. But picking the right piece of poetry for a friend in their time of loss can be challenging... Read More

The Cost of Memorials and How to Purchase Them

Memorializing loved ones that have passed with special monuments has been a tradition around the world for thousands of years. It began with the Pyramids of Giza and it continues in modern day America with the “Reflecting Absence” memorial tower in New York that marks the site of those who perished in the 9/11 attacks at the Trade Towers... Read More

The Importance and Benefits of Pre-planning a Funeral

Most of us would like to think that we will live forever, but unfortunately no one has that luxury. A funeral is an enviable fact of life... Read More

What Are Death Notices?

Death notices are just as their name describes them. A death notice is a paragraph that is written by the surviving relatives of the deceased, submitted to a news publication, and published to let others in the community know that the person has passed away... Read More

What is a Columbarium?

The word columbarium is used to describe a place that has been designated for the inurnment of the ashes of those who have been cremated. It is similar to a mausoleum, except it houses urns instead of caskets... Read More

What is Cremation Jewelry?

While burials and storing ashes in urns may be the traditional choices when it comes to taking care of remains, they are certainly not the only options. More and more people are choosing creative ways to remember and honor their loved ones... Read More

What Should a Funeral Director Do for You & Your Family?

A Funeral Director’s main responsibility is to provide comfort and assistance in all aspects of the funeral arrangement process. Whether someone is pre-planning their own funeral or planning one for someone they have recently lost, the process can be emotionally draining and difficult to handle... Read More

Why it helps to Pre-Plan Your Funeral

Most people are not comfortable with the thought of planning for their demise, but in reality it can be a rewarding and enriching process. Every other aspect of your life was planned to some degree... Read More

Will Forms and Templates

Making a will is not as complicated as you may think. There are many online resources that will walk you through the process of writing a will... Read More

Words of Sympathy and Condolence

Words of sympathy seem to come naturally to some people. They intuitively know the right thing to say in the face of grief and emotional devastation... Read More