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When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

Cardinal memorials

There is an old folklore saying that, “When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven.” Let’s take a look at the legacy of this quote and the memorial tributes it has inspired. Continue reading When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

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How To Start A Funeral Fund In 5 Easy Steps

How to start a funeral fund

Planning ahead for your funeral expenses is a great idea. There are several ways to do this, and one of the best and easiest is to start a funeral fund. Here’s how to start a funeral fund in 5 easy steps.

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Can I be planted as a tree when I die?

It’s a question we get all the time… “Can I be planted as a tree when I die?”

You’ve heard about this idea, and you’re intrigued. But will it work for you? Is it easy to do? What are the requirements, the regulations, the holdups, the costs, the prep? How does it work? Do you have to send out your remains – or those of your loved one? Does it only work with cremation? Or can you do full-body burial? What kinds of trees are available? How much actual work is involved?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Continue reading Can I be planted as a tree when I die?

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The 5 Best Ways to Plan Ahead for Funeral Expenses

Save on Funeral Costs by Planning Ahead

This article will cover the five best ways to plan ahead for funeral expenses. In brief, these are:

  1. Plan and pay ahead yourself
  2. Prepay at a funeral home
  3. Funeral/burial insurance
  4. Green burial
  5. Start a funeral fund

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The 10 Best Willow Tree Bereavement Gifts

Willow Tree figurines are incredibly popular woodcarved figures designed by artist Susan Lordi. Each original design is hand-carved by the artist in a simple yet captivating style that has become a modern classic. The Willow Tree figures are highly collectible and are often given to newlyweds, new parents, as Christmas gifts, and as beareavement gifts. Continue reading The 10 Best Willow Tree Bereavement Gifts

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Wood Cremation Urn with Great Lakes Art Inlay

Wood Urn with Great Lakes Art

Each and every region of these great United States have their own particular – and sometime peculiar – beauty. The land surrounding the Great Lakes is no different. Whether you live in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, or across the border in Ontario, you know and love the Great Lakes for the way these lakes represent home. Continue reading Wood Cremation Urn with Great Lakes Art Inlay

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March 2017 Funeral Links

Resources for the Funeral Industry

Welcome to our March 2017 funeral links and resources page. In this monthly feature, you’ll find out about Facebook notifications and grief, a beautiful “Soulmates” memorial, The Death Cafe, funeral home decor inspiration, scattering of ashes by drone, famous last words. and much more. Continue reading March 2017 Funeral Links