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20 Funeral Quotes for A Loved One’s Eulogy

When composing a eulogy for a loved one, the most difficult part can be finding an apt starting point. Fortunately, many creative minds – authors, poets, musicians, and world leaders – have wrestled with life and death and have emerged with concise, insightful, and stirring funeral quotes to give us guidance. Here are some of the best and most useful eulogy and funeral quotes, presented with lovely imagery and elegant typography for your inspiration. Continue reading 20 Funeral Quotes for A Loved One’s Eulogy

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Three Great Places to Scatter the Ashes of a Loved One

Scattering Ashes

This is a guest post by Jenny Wadlow.

If a loved one wanted to be cremated upon his or her passing, it’s your responsibility to follow through with his or her wishes and do what he or she would have wanted with the ashes that will remain. In some cases, the deceased will have left detailed instructions regarding what should be done with the ashes, but other times, it will be entirely up to the family to determine what to do with them. Some people choose to bury them, while others place them in a mausoleum for remembrance, and still others choose to keep the ashes at home. Continue reading Three Great Places to Scatter the Ashes of a Loved One

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Should A Child Attend A Funeral?

Grief Blog: What's Your Grief

The article “Should A Child Attend A Funeral?” is a guest post by Litsa Williams (M.A., L.G.S.W.) and Eleanor Haley (M.S.) of the poignant, winsome, and well-written grief & loss blog What’s Your Grief. In addition to the many helpful insights you’ll find on their blog, you would be well-served by following their thoughtful posts on Facebook or Google+.

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10 Interesting Funeral Infographics

Infographics for Funerals, Death, and Cremation

In a visual world, a unique illustrated display of facts and figures can go a long way towards explaining a difficult or in-depth topic. Here are ten interesting funeral infographics that we have found to be helpful. Below you’ll find many new fascinating facts, tips, and stats relating to topics such as how to plan a funeral, cremation trends, famous funerals, handy life insurance information, and the rising costs of dying. Continue reading 10 Interesting Funeral Infographics

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Photo Memorials: 7 Unique Funeral Pictures & Keepsakes

With the quality and affordability of both amateur and professional portrait photography on the rise, creating high quality and unique photo memorials for displaying a loved one’s image at a funeral or memorial service has never been easier. Here are some of the options available for funeral pictures & keepsakes. Continue reading Photo Memorials: 7 Unique Funeral Pictures & Keepsakes

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Death and Social Networking Accounts

Death and Social Networking

Over the last few years, social media sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many others have become a part of our everyday lives. We use theses sites to share some of the major moments in our lives with our friends and the world. But what happens to those accounts after someone dies?  Continue reading Death and Social Networking Accounts

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Pet Cremation or Burial: Putting Your Beloved Pet to Rest

Options for disposition of pets

The death of a pet can often be just as difficult a loss as any close loved one. And the choice of what to do with the remains, be it pet cremation or pet burial, is just as personal of a choice.

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Catholic Cremations: What to Do with the Ashes

What to do with the ashes

Catholic cremations haven’t always been such a common choice for preparing the remains of a loved one associated with the Catholic Church. Before 1963 cremations were forbidden all together in the Catholic Church, as it was held to have “pagan” practice and a denial of the doctrine of Resurrection. Continue reading Catholic Cremations: What to Do with the Ashes

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How and Where to Store an Urn

Storage of Cremation Urns

Final arrangements FAQWhen a loved one is cremated, there are many options available for honoring the life of the individual in the storage or disposition of the remains. These options can generally be distilled down to three basic choices, each of which will be discussed in its own post:

  1. Burial
  2. Scattering
  3. Storage

Click the link to view each disposition method. In today’s post, we will discuss the options for urn storage, in the home or in a columbarium. Continue reading How and Where to Store an Urn