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Christmas Memorial Gifts (Gift Guide + Etiquette Tips)

Christmas Gifts for Those Who Grieve

Let’s talk about Christmas memorial gifts and how to give them in a sensitive, caring way.

It’s the holiday season, and someone close to you has lost a loved one. The natural tendency, for many of us, is to emit some generic phrases of condolence, then avoid the topic altogether. Don’t do this.

Take the effort to learn a few things to avoid when someone has lost a loved one. Then, even if you mess up and stick your foot in your mouth, take the time to show them that you care by your words, actions, or gifts.

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16 DIY Options for Scattering Ashes

If you’re planning your own DIY scattering ashes service, you’ll need some sort of method or container for the actual scattering.

Here we’ve gathered together all your options for scattering ashes, ranging from budget-friendly DIY ideas that cost you pennies all the way up to pre-made scattering urn containers specifically designed for ease of use in scattering ashes.

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10 Ways to Create a Unique Keepsake Memory Box

Keepsake Memory Box Ideas

Keepsake memory boxes are a great way to collect into one place all those little tokens, trinkets, and treasures you want to keep to remember your loved one. There are tons of options out there (you could spend days just browsing the memory box collection on Etsy), so we thought it would be helpful to list our favorite 10 ways to create a unique keepsake memory box in honor of your dearly beloved. Continue reading 10 Ways to Create a Unique Keepsake Memory Box

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What to Wear to a Funeral: Funeral Outfit Ideas, Colors, Dos & Don’ts

Funeral Outfit Ideas, Dos and Don'ts, Etiquette

Let’s talk about what to wear to a funeral.

Expectations can vary. At a more formal, traditional funeral, you may be expected to wear black dress clothes (buttoned suit for men, dress for women). For many funerals the only requirement is that you wear something nice in darker colors.

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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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DIY Funeral and Memorial Service Favors

DIY Memorial Service Favors

If you’re planning on passing out remembrance keepsake favors at the funeral or memorial service of your loved one, there are many ideas (like these) which you can order ready made for you. But if you’re on a budget, or if you or your loved one have always been the do-it-yourself types, here are some traditional and uniquely modern ideas for DIY Funeral and Memorial Service Favors: Continue reading DIY Funeral and Memorial Service Favors

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11 Living Memorial Ideas to Honor A Loved One

Living Memorials to Honor Your Loved One

Living memorials are part of a growing (!!) trend towards honoring the life of a departed loved one by emphasizing life, rather than death. The idea is to shift the focus away from death and towards a celebration of their life as it lives on in the memories of their friends and family.

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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.

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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.

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Sympathy Meals: How to Make & Deliver Meals for a Grieving Family

Sympathy Meal Tips and Recipes

Sympathy meals are a wonderful way of showing support, love, and solidarity with a bereaved family. Sharing food – especially a homemade meal – or showing care by sending a meaningful gift will often be remembered long after the flowers have faded and the words of a eulogy forgotten.

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