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Here for You: Grief Care Package Review & Unboxing

Best Grief Care Package

Here for You is a small, woman-owned business that curates practical and thoughtful care packages. Their unique angle is that they provide really, really practical things to send to a grieving friend or family – like, toilet paper.

It’s actually a great idea, and receiving one of these boxes (filled with paper plates and, yes, TP) is actually more exciting than it might sound. The products they include are recycled, natural, and truly top-notch, plus they have plenty of personal care items you can add-on to any care package to spruce it up even more.

Below is my review of a Here for You grief care package, along with unboxing photos. (Spoiler alert: I’m going to recommend this company wholeheartedly; they have great stuff and it’s really thoughtfully packaged.)

Hopefully this will help you decide on the perfect sympathy gift to send to someone you care about who is far away!

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10 Sympathy Gifts for Loss of a Brother

Brother Sympathy Gifts / Bereavement Gifts

Today we’re going to be sharing with you ten meaningful and beautiful sympathy gifts for loss of a brother.

To lose a brother, whether in old age or tragically young, is a terribly hard thing. For a loss like this, sometimes giving their grieving siblings a gift shows that you care more than mere words ever could.

In this article, we have sympathy gift ideas for young and old, for sisters and brothers. So no matter who you need to find that perfect gift for, we’re here to help.

Let’s look together.

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Sorry for Your Loss: 10 Alternative (and Better) Things to Say

What to say instead of "Sorry for your loss"

“I am sorry for your loss.”

Sometimes this can be such an empty refrain.

At some point in our lives, we will all have to offer our condolences to someone. And just what will you say? The same old thing? Or something a little different, with more meaning? Something that is a little more personal and authentic?

You want to say something to the grieving person that means a little more than this much-repeated phrase.

Read on and you can learn to give better support to your grieving family members or friends with 10 alternative (and better) things to say than “I’m sorry for your loss.”

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How to Help a Grieving Friend

Thoughtful tips and helpful ideas

Today we’re going to be discussing grief, specifically how to help a grieving friend.

Maybe you know someone who is in mourning over the loss of a loved one. Maybe you really want to help your grieving friend, but are at a loss of words, or feel that there’s nothing you could really do to ease their pain.

In this article, we’re going to be sharing some helpful tips, as well as 10 specific ways that you can help your bereaved friend, no matter where they are in their grief journey.

Let’s get started.

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Should I Go to the Funeral? I Just Really, Really Don’t Want To

Should I Attend the Funeral?

“Should I go to the funeral? I really… just… don’t want to. What should I do?”

Don’t worry – you are not the first person to ever ask this question. We’d all like for the answer to be super straightforward: a definite, certain, no-doubt-about-it here’s what to do.

But the truth is that there are many reasons why you may not want to go.

So the answer to whether or not you should attend a particular funeral, especially if you don’t want to, can be complicated.

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Happy Birthday in Heaven: Remembering Your Loved One

A special birthday is coming up, or perhaps it is today. But your loved one is no longer here with you.

How do you wish someone happy birthday in heaven?

Below, we have several ways to wish your loved one happy birthday in heaven. We’ll also think about birthday wishes from heaven, on your birthday. And we’ll close it out with some ideas for how to celebrate your loved one’s memorial birthday.

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How to Choose a Funeral Home

How to find a good funeral home

You need to find a good funeral home. If you’ve just experienced the loss of a loved one, you probably need to find a funeral home right now.

Even if you’re taking your time and planning weeks, months, or even years ahead, it’s still a good idea to figure out how to choose a funeral home.

A good funeral home needs to have:

  • Friendly staff
  • Attractive facilities
  • A good location
  • Services that are priced right and a good fit for your family’s needs

And of course you want to make sure that it’s not some shady outfit that will rip you off.

So how do you find the best funeral home? Let’s talk about questions you should ask and warning flags you should avoid.

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What Is a Celebration of Life? Etiquette, What to Expect, & More

Attending a Celebration of Life

What is a celebration of life service? Is this different from a funeral? What should you expect if you’ve been invited to or plan on going to one? What should you wear, and is there any other etiquette that you need to be aware of?

Today, we’re going to be answering these questions for you. We’ll talk all about life celebrations and what to expect. With this information in mind, you’ll be better prepared before you attend one.

Let’s explore together.

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21 Traditional Funeral Songs to Honor Your Loved One

Funeral Music - Traditional Songs

Today we’re going to be sharing with you our top 21 picks for traditional funeral songs. We’ve got timeless hymns like “How Great Thou Art,” as well as more modern classics, like Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” And everything in between.

So no matter what type of traditional funeral music you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll discover the perfect tracks to honor your loved one and the life they lived.

Let’s take a listen.

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