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Death Anniversary: How to Remember & Celebrate Your Loved One

How to Celebrate a Death Anniversary

A death anniversary is a peculiar sort of holiday.

After all, how can you “celebrate” a life that is gone, one you so dearly miss? How do you grieve, yet heal? Can you remember a loved one without becoming overwhelmed, or should you try to ignore or forget the day they died?

Or what if you are the friend of someone whose spouse or child has died. How do you comfort them on the anniversary of their loved one’s death? Should you do or say anything?

Here are some thoughts on how to remember loved ones as the years go by.

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10 Beautiful Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Mother

Loss of Mother Sympathy Gift Ideas

Today we’re talking about sympathy gifts for loss of 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 life.

If you know someone who has recently had to say good-bye 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 10 sympathy gifts, each possessing both of those qualities.

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10 Best Sympathy Gifts for Men

Best Sympathy Gifts for Men

Men are, according to the stereotype, difficult to shop for. Throw in the unpredictably raw emotions of grief, and you may discover that sympathy gifts for men are really difficult to find.

But it shouldn’t be that way.

If you have a friend or family member who is grieving the loss of a loved one, and maybe even going through a pretty rough patch with it, giving him a sympathy gift is one of the best ways to show him that you care. And you shouldn’t have to spend too much time (or an arm and a leg) finding the perfect one.

In this list we’ve gathered the 10 best sympathy gifts for men. No matter their personality type, from a memorial tumbler for the more practical type of guy to a remembrance journal for the more sentimental, we have a little something for everyone.

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17 Best Funeral Songs for Child Loss (Infants, Children, and Teens)

Funeral Songs for Child Loss

Today we’re going to be sharing with you 17 funeral songs for child loss. 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.”

If you have suffered the loss of a child, you understand this statement better than anyone. And when you now have to plan for your child’s funeral, including thinking of the right songs to play at the service, it can make the grieving process that much more difficult.

Parent to parent, we hope that with this list featuring the best funeral songs for child loss – including songs for infants, children and teens – we can take away that burden just a little bit.

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21 Most Uplifting Funeral Songs

21 Most Uplifting Funeral Songs

The 21 Most Uplifting Funeral Songs is part of our series on the best songs for funerals. Read the main article here. In that article you will find a list of the top 100 funeral songs, music sorted by genre, and much more.

When you lose someone you love very much, your heart is broken. It seems as if there is nothing in this world that could possibly lift your spirits when you are grieving. But music has a way of doing just that! Sometimes all it takes is finding the right songs.

Are you looking for an uplifting song to play at the funeral of your loved one? If you and your family would be blessed to hear a happy, upbeat song rather than a sorrowful one, then check out the list below.

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10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Husband

Best Funeral Songs for Your Husband

The 10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Husband is just one part of our comprehensive series featuring the most popular funeral songs ever recorded. To discover even more amazing songs, see here for the main post. Keep reading below to discover the top funeral songs specifically for your husband.

Dealing with the loss of a beloved spouse is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, experiences one will ever endure. Added to this grief is the stress of planning for the funeral. One aspect of funeral planning is, of course, choosing the songs for the service.

This by itself can be a daunting task; you want to pick the best songs…songs that will represent not only your husband, but also the life the two of you shared for so long.

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10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Wife

Songs for a Wife's Funeral

This list of the 10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Wife is a part of our series highlighting the most popular funeral songs of all time. If you would like to see our main post, which features hundreds of funeral song ideas, please click here. Keep reading below to discover the top funeral songs for your wife.

Search the World Wide Web for “funeral songs” and you’re bound to found page upon page of song ideas befitting of a final goodbye. While it’s great to have so many options, when you’re in the middle of grieving the loss of your beloved spouse, it can be overwhelming to comb through them all.

We’ve taken the stress out of your search by collecting the 10 best funeral songs we could find that are fitting for the loss of a wife. Whether she loved country music, soft pop, or big band-era sounds, we’ve got you covered.

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100 Inspirational Celebration of Life Ideas for an Amazing Person

Memorial Service Ideas to Honor Your Loved One

Here are 100 creative celebration of life ideas to inspire you as you celebrate the life of an amazing person.

Even as you grieve, it is important to treasure and honor your loved one. These creative and meaningful memorial ideas are perfect for right now and on into the future.

We have suggestions for the funeral or celebration of life service that will be happening soon, unique memorials for the days and weeks following, and inspiring tributes to ensure that their memory is well-kept for years to come.

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Eulogy Template (Free Download) + Outline & Tips

Eulogy Template (Free Download)

If you are looking for a eulogy template, you’ve come to the right place.

Some eulogy templates exist online for you to consider, but we’re going to make it easy for you. We have included everything you need to create your best eulogy right here. Authored by a professional eulogy writer, these two eulogy templates will help you honor your loved one with a simple outline and easy writing process.

In this article we will provide you with:

  • A simple eulogy template for you to easily download, fill in the blanks, and print. Once you fill in your answers, it will be (just about) ready to read. Keep in mind that this template is for an adult, and extremely general. You may want to tweak it more toward the personality of your loved one before speaking it at the funeral.
  • A detailed eulogy outline. This “template” is not for copying and filling in answers, but rather it contains descriptions of the different parts that are usually included in eulogies. The writing will still be up to you, so this option is much more personal. If that’s what you’re looking for, we are just glad we can help!
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