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12 Beautiful Funeral Guest Book Ideas

Funeral Guest Book Ideas

You are planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one, and are in need of funeral guest book ideas that are both beautiful and memorable. In this article, we’re sharing some of our favorites with you.

We’ve compiled a list of 12 gorgeous funeral guest books (plus a few honorable mentions) for family and friends to leave their memories of your loved one in. Besides serving a practical use at the service, your guest book will also be an everlasting keepsake.

Let’s take a look.

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Etiquette for Missing a Funeral

Etiquette for Missing a Funeral

Someone you know has died (or has lost a loved one), but you can’t attend the funeral. Or maybe you’re debating whether or not you should go…

What’s the proper and respectful thing to do?

Today, we’re going to get into the details of how and why

  • Etiquette for missing a funeral
  • What to say when you can’t attend
  • Is it disrespectful to not go to a funeral?
  • Valid reasons for missing a funeral
  • What to do to “make up” for not going

Let’s get right to it.

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How to Plan a Celebration of Life Service

Plan a Celebration of Life Service

Let’s look at how to plan a celebration of life service.

Your loved one has just passed away, and your family is wanting to put together a celebration of life in their memory. Everything seems to be moving quite quickly now, and you have only so much time to get everything planned.

So how exactly do you go about planning for a life celebration? What are the important elements, what does a “service” look like, and how should it differ from a traditional funeral or memorial service?

We’ll cover all these and more to help you honor – and celebrate – your loved one.

Read on!

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Funeral Procession Etiquette: What to Do When You See a Funeral Procession

Funeral Processions

Let’s talk about funeral procession etiquette.

What do you do when you see a funeral procession going down the street? Do you pull over? What if you’re walking down the street? Or, perhaps even more importantly, what if you’re in a funeral procession?

If you’ve wondered to yourself what the proper protocol is regarding funeral processions, we’re here to shed some light on any questions you may have.

Let’s begin.

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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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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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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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10 Things NOT To Do In A Cemetery

10 Things to Avoid Doing at Cemeteries

In this article, we are going to cover 10 things not to do in a cemetery.

If you’re planning on visiting a cemetery – whether to pay respects to a loved one, or because you’re simply drawn to cemeteries – there is some basic etiquette you should follow.

Let’s get right to it.

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Funeral Reception Etiquette: What to Expect, Say, and Do

Funeral Reception Etiquette Guide

Wondering about proper funeral reception etiquette? The answer is probably “yes” if you’ve just attended the service of a loved one, and now you’re on your way to the reception.

Perhaps you’re at a loss for words following the emotion of the day, and you’re not sure what to expect at the reception. You think it’s going to be a bit more laid back than the funeral, and you’re probably right.

But you still might have some questions about what to say and do at the reception. And of course you need the answers fast. We’re here to help with our funeral reception etiquette guide.

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