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How do I arrange a cremation?

Once you or your loved one has decided on cremation as the best option for final disposition, the next steps are to arrange for the actual cremation to take place. Here is a step-by-step guide for you to plan or arrange a cremation with simplicity, affordability, and peace of mind. Continue reading How do I arrange a cremation?

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What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

Difference between a funeral and memorial service

What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? This is a common question. Basically, a funeral is a service to honor a deceased person with the body present, while a memorial service is a time to memorialize the individual without the body present. Continue reading What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

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How to Livestream a Funeral or Memorial Service

Livestream a Memorial Service

When relatives are spread all over the country, it may not work out for everyone to be present at the funeral. The next-best thing, for those who can’t be there physically, is to be there through the magic of the internet.

Here’s how to livestream a funeral or memorial service so that all your loved ones can take part.

How to Livestream a Funeral or Memorial Service

1. CHOOSE YOUR GEAR

You can choose from a variety of video and sound capturing and recording devices, ranging from a simple cell phone up to professional quality videography gear. Continue reading How to Livestream a Funeral or Memorial Service

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6 Lovely DIY Memorial Candle Projects

Candles for memorial service DIY

Candles are a great addition to memorial services, reception table centerpieces, or home memorial displays. For the crafty do-it-yourself-er, here are 6 lovely DIY memorial candle projects that you can pull off quickly and easily at a minimal cost. Continue reading 6 Lovely DIY Memorial Candle Projects

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DIY Blooming Monogram Memorial Table Centerpiece

Blooming monogram idea for funeral or memorial

Here is an easy DIY project to create a colorful and uniquely personalized memorial table centerpiece. Ideal for your loved one’s funeral or memorial service, you can make this DIY blooming monogram memorial table centerpiece in a variety of styles: single initial, 3-letter monogram, or full name. This one can be put together fairly quickly, so it’s simple to customize to your tastes and timeframe. Continue reading DIY Blooming Monogram Memorial Table Centerpiece

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Funeral Resources: A Compendium of Links and Articles

A Compendium of Links and Articles

In our years of blogging about cremation urns and other relevant issues, we’ve discovered and created a wealth of funeral resources. Here we’ve gathered them together on one page in order to provide you with the best possible resources to help guide you through everything relating to the death of a loved one, from pre-planning to coping with grief after the funeral is over, and everything in between. Some of these are our own articles and blog posts, while many others are examples of the best content we’ve found on a given topic. Continue reading Funeral Resources: A Compendium of Links and Articles

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14 Funeral Urn Memorial Service Table Arrangement Ideas

Urn and Flower Table Arrangements

The cremation urn is a natural centerpiece for the memorial service table at the front of the funeral event center. But you probably don’t want to just set the urn in the middle of a simple tablecloth – this is an opportunity to showcase the unique personality of your loved one. Continue reading 14 Funeral Urn Memorial Service Table Arrangement Ideas

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15 Ideas for a Beautiful Memorial Service on a Budget

Ideas for funerals on a budget

Planning a beautiful memorial service on a budget is a goal anyone can obtain. There are definitely many costs to a funeral for a loved one, but there are also many steps you can take to ensure that you get competitive prices, find affordable alternatives, and make informed choices that make sense with your funeral budget.

Here are our 15 affordable ideas to consider for a beautiful memorial service on a budget. Continue reading 15 Ideas for a Beautiful Memorial Service on a Budget

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Memorial Service Ideas for the 13 Most Popular Hobbies

Ideas to help personalized a memorial service

Funerals, memorial services, and/or life celebration events are excellent opportunities to showcase the personal flair of the deceased by incorporating their hobbies, pastimes, and passions. Continue reading Memorial Service Ideas for the 13 Most Popular Hobbies

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10 Things the Funeral Home Won’t Tell You

Final Arrangements: Planning a Funeral

There are so many tips out there for planning a funeral that you may feel overwhelmed by all options. Many of the guides and how-to manuals are put out there by funeral homes, and, while most funeral information is truly meant to be helpful, there may be a few things the funeral home or director may not tell you unless you inquire specifically. Continue reading 10 Things the Funeral Home Won’t Tell You