How to Announce a Death on Social Media + Examples

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Today we’re going to talk about what to post when someone dies. If you’ve lost a loved one, how do you know when it’s the right time to share the sad news with the world on social media? And what do you say?

Or perhaps you know someone who has lost a loved one, and you want to show your love and support. When announcing a death on Facebook (or Twitter, Instagram, or other social media), what is okay to post? What should you say, and what sort of etiquette should you follow?

Learn everything you need to know here. We’ll also include plenty of examples of Facebook posts to share when someone dies.

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How to Plant a Tree In Memory of a Loved One

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If you want to plant a tree in memory of someone who has died, but don’t know where to begin, look no further. Planting memorial trees in dedication to loved ones has become an increasingly popular choice, as trees can create a living legacy that honors the life and memory of those who’ve gone before us.

Memorial trees are also a unique way to have a positive impact on the environment, all while being a tangible representation of the person you loved. 

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How to Write a Tribute to a Father Who Passed Away 

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The loss of a father or a father figure is indescribable. The same could be said for the love of a father.

So, how are you supposed to write a beautiful tribute that accurately reflects the incredible person he was, his life, and his love? Especially if you’re still grieving your father’s passing.

Due to his profound impact on your life, it may be challenging to find words for just how much your late dad meant to you. As you navigate the grief of your father’s death during this difficult time, writing a tribute may not be something you are looking forward to.

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110 Tombstone Messages with Short, Beautiful Words for Gravestones

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When it comes to choosing tombstone messages for your loved one, the right words are everything, and I’m here to help you get it right before it is—to be a little on the nose—set in stone.

Some family members prefer religious texts or song lyrics on the headstone, while other epitaphs are more of the snarky type. Some messages are long and detailed, and some are short, beautiful words for gravestones.

Just keep this in mind: whatever short quotes you choose to have engraved on the grave marker will live on for years to come.

You know your loved one best, and what they would have wanted. After all, a tombstone is forever, and we’d all like to be remembered forever for something, right?

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30 Beautiful Sympathy Gift Ideas for Loss of Mother

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Today we’re talking about sympathy gift ideas for the loss of a mother.

When someone loses their mother, they have quite literally lost their first love. The one who gave them life. The first voice they ever heard. Maybe even the one who gave them a second chance at life.

To lose a parent is one of the greatest losses a person will ever face, and all of us have to face this realization at some point in our lives.

If you know someone who has recently had to say goodbye to their mom, you’re probably looking for a sympathy gift that is beautiful and will also bring this person a sense of peace and comfort.

Below, we’ve gathered a list featuring 30 sympathy gifts, each possessing both of those qualities. Let’s take a look together, and find the best sympathy gift to help your loved one through this next chapter of life.

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When God Sends A Cardinal: Red Cardinal Spiritual Meaning

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There is an old folklore saying that, “When God sends a cardinal, it’s a visitor from heaven.” Because of this saying, some wonder if the appearance of a Red Cardinal in their yard could really mean something special.  Depending on people’s different cultures, backgrounds, or beliefs, they attribute different meanings to the appearance of these … Read more

50 Best Funeral Songs for Dad

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The 50 Best Funeral Songs for Dad is part of our series on the best and most popular songs for funerals. You can read the main article here, which includes a list of the top 100 songs played at memorial services and much more.

What’s the right music to play at Dad’s funeral? For some families, that’s easy – he has an absolute favorite song, or a track that was just “him.” Or maybe your father even told you all what song he wanted at the service.

If that’s your situation, go with it – you already have your own collection of “best funeral songs for dad.”

But for many people there’s not just one song. For others there are some great songs but they just don’t feel right for a funeral – too perky, to thrash-metal, to depressing, or they don’t have the “it” factor that make them the right tribute songs for dad.

So we’ve curated this list of meaningful and apt music to help you celebrate your father’s legacy. Each tune has fitting words, a beautiful recording, and a melody that hits all the right notes.

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40+ Best Funeral Songs About Losing a Child or Infant

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Today we’re going to be sharing with you over forty songs about losing a child. This is part of our series on the best and most popular funeral songs. You can read the master list here.

Once when I was small, an extended family member had passed away. It got me thinking, for the first time in my young life, about the fragility of life. I remember asking my mom what she would do if something like that ever happened to me.

Her response: “I would cry and cry and never stop for as long as I lived.”

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50+ Greatest Country Funeral Songs For Your Beloved

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This list of the best country funeral songs is part of our series on songs for funerals, memorials, and life celebration services. Read the main article here. In that article you will find a list of the top 100 funeral songs, music by genre, and much more.

Music lovers of virtually any age and every walk of life adore country music. From Willie Nelson to Carrie Underwood, these artists hold a special place in our hearts. Country songs can depict every feeling out there, from happy and sad, to in love and silly, and back again.

Today, we’re placing a spotlight on those songs that make saying goodbye to a loved one just a little easier.

Below we have compiled a list of the 45 best country songs. These songs are sure to uplift and inspire you as you grieve your loss and prepare for the funeral.

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50 Best Funeral Songs for Mom

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The 50 Best Funeral Songs for Mom is part of our series on the best and most popular songs for funerals. You can read the main article here, which includes a list of the top 100 funeral songs and much more. You’re meeting with the funeral director during the arrangement conference for Mom’s service, going … Read more