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Everyday Items You Can Use As A Cremation Urn

You can get your loved one a beautiful designer cremation urn, keep the remains in the box in which it comes from the crematorium, or use something you find around the house as the memorial urn. Especially if you plan on holding on to the cremated remains, there are no rules limiting what you can use. Let’s take a look at some everyday items you can use as a cremation urn. Continue reading Everyday Items You Can Use As A Cremation Urn

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Movies About Death, Dying, & Grief

Grief & Death Movies

Movies about death, dying, and grief can be a helpful recourse for dealing with your own loss, or learning about the grief experienced by others. They can provide a way to become more informed about the human experience, to raise questions about the purpose of life, to contemplate the afterlife, or to become more empathetic. Continue reading Movies About Death, Dying, & Grief

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Tips on doing the deceased’s makeup for a home funeral

DIY Makeup for Home Funeral

If you’re choosing to do a home funeral, you will want to make the deceased look as natural as possible. Here, we detail the basics on how to apply makeup to a dead person, then provide a range of tips doing the deceased’s makeup for a home funeral. Continue reading Tips on doing the deceased’s makeup for a home funeral

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What People Are Dying to Know About the Death Cafe

Death Cafe: What is it?

This is a guest post about the Death Cafe by Dorothy Banocy, who has participated in and hosted several Death Cafes.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a night out with a bunch of your friends, maybe even some people you don’t know, have tea and cake and talk about death?

Wait!

What? Talk about death? Are you serious? Yes, I’m “dead” serious! Continue reading What People Are Dying to Know About the Death Cafe

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The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals

We’ve recently found out that millennials are ruining just about everything. From golf to manners and even relationships, millennials are blamed for killing all sorts of traditions, trends, and trades. As a millennial myself, I say we should embrace the reality of our wake of devastation and take it all the way to the grave. Literally.

Here, then, is The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals. Continue reading The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals

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Embalming Alternatives That Avoid Formaldehyde

Alternatives to Embalming

Embalming is still a very common and popular option provided by funeral homes and morticians. But the standard embalming practice uses formaldehyde, which has many downsides and we think it’s on the way out. Here we take a look at embalming alternatives that avoid formaldehyde. Continue reading Embalming Alternatives That Avoid Formaldehyde

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10 Best Books of 2016 about Funerals, Death, & Grief

Books for funeral industry professionals

In no particular order, here are our picks for the 10 best books of 2016 about funerals, death, and grief. Continue reading 10 Best Books of 2016 about Funerals, Death, & Grief

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Chicago Cubs Memorial: Team’s World Series win inspires unique tributes

108 years is a long time. The 2016 World Series win of the Chicago Cubs inspired an array of unique memorial tributes for the fans who didn’t live to see it. Here are some of those stories. Continue reading Chicago Cubs Memorial: Team’s World Series win inspires unique tributes