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Death Announcements: Examples, Tips, How to Write & Post

How to Write a Death Announcement

What do you need to know about death announcements?

Today, we’ll be exploring these questions and more:

  • What is a death announcement?
  • Is an announcement of death necessary?
  • What is the difference between a death announcement and an obituary?
  • … between a death announcement and a death notice?
  • What is the appropriate way to inform others of a death?

If you’re unfamiliar with the proper etiquette for death announcements, well, that’s understandable. We’ve written this guide to help you know what to do, when to do it, and how to do so in an appropriate and respectful way.

Let’s dive in.

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101 Condolence Messages to Express Your Love & Support

101 Condolence Messages, Tips, Examples, and Images

What’s the best way to express your condolences and sympathy?

When someone you know has lost a loved one, it can be hard to find the right words for a condolence message.

The person to whom you are sending your sympathy is grieving, perhaps even in a state of shock. And if you knew the decedent, you’re mourning too! So while it’s important to get the message right, it’s also not always easy to do so.

We’re here to make it easy for you. Here are 101 messages of condolence you can copy, use, and alter as you see fit.

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What is a Crypt? 9 Things You Need to Know About Crypts

What is a Crypt? Everything You Need to Know About Crypts

You’ve heard about these things called crypts. Probably in Indiana Jones and Mummy movies.

But in real life… well, exactly what is a crypt?

Do people still use them? (Yes.) Are there various types of crypts? (Yes.) Could you visit one if you wanted to? (See below.)

As you’re looking into funerals, burial, mausoleums, and now crypts, we’ll cover all these questions and any others you may have in mind.

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Together Forever Quotes for Couples

Together Forever Quotes for Couples

Let’s take a look at the best together forever quotes for couple.

Today, we’ve got a master list featuring 100+ quotes all about life and sharing it with the one you love. We’ve got short quotes, long quotes, “anonymous” quotes, and classics from literature and poetry. We’ve got humorous quotes and of course uber-romantic ones as well.

And, significantly, we also have quotes ideal for funeral programs, cremation urn inscriptions, or epitaphs.

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What to Say When Scattering Ashes

Scattering Ashes - What to Say at a Scattering Ceremony

What should you say when scattering ashes? What is appropriate or expected? Do you have to say a lot, or anything at all?

Scattering the ashes of a loved one is a momentous occasion. It only happens once – when it’s done, your loved one’s remains are gone forever. So you want to make sure you do it right.

Today, we’re going to look at what to say when scattering ashes. There are plenty of ideas and tips below, so if you’re looking for inspiration – or just want to confirm that what you are planning to do is acceptable – read on!

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21 Sad Funeral Songs

21 Best Sad Songs for Funerals

For this article we collected twenty-one of the most appropriately sad funeral songs we could find.

These songs are ideal for playing during a slideshow, a time of contemplation, a candle lighting, or any other memorial event during the funeral service.

Some of the tracks have sad lyrics yet more upbeat tunes. Others have more somber melodies with comparatively uplifting, perhaps even hopeful, lyrics. The point is that these songs have a sound and feel which is appropriate for a funeral service.

Funerals are mournful occasions, and the songs you choose should suit the moment. Whatever kind of sad funeral song you want, we’ve got it here.

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Urns for Dad: 21 Stunning Cremation Urns for Fathers

Best Cremation Urns for Dads

Let’s take a look at 21 of the most beautiful cremation urns for dad.

If you are searching for a memorial for your father, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment. While it may be a good thing that cremation urns are easy to find, with so many options at your disposal, you may feel like you are coming up short in finding that one special urn that could even come close to honoring your father and the life he led.

Finding the perfect urn for your dad is an emotional experience. When you’re faced with this litany of online options (and you know that not all cremation urns are made equal), these emotions can be amplified.

So we’ve taken the liberty of doing the searching for you, and come up with this list of the 21 most beautiful, high-quality urns for your dad that we could find.

The goal was to find the best; not too many, and not too few. We hope this helps!

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Urns for Mom: 21 Beautiful Cremation Urns for Mother

21 Beautiful Cremation Urns for Your Mother

When it comes to finding beautiful, high-quality urns for mom, you have many memorials from which to choose.

But sometimes having so many choices isn’t a good thing! When you’re grieving over the loss of your mother, all the options can be downright overwhelming.

Here, our goal is to take the stress out of finding your mother the perfect cremation urn. So we put together a list of the 21 loveliest urns for mom that we could find.

Let’s take a look together.

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10 Thoughtful Gifts for Grieving Children

10 Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts for Kids Who Have Lost a Loved One

Gifts for grieving children are best given as a way to make life a little bit more bearable for a precious child who has just lost someone very important to them.

With this reality in mind, today we’re going to be sharing with you not only 10+ thoughtful gift ideas for bereaved children, but we’ll also weave in some tips for helping kids in the midst of grief over their loved one’s death.

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