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Where can I find an artist to draw a memorial portrait?

How to find the right artist to paint a memorial portrait

Where can I find an artist to draw a memorial portrait?

When a loved one dies and is buried, there remains a gaping, aching hole in your life. After the funeral is over, once the flowers have dried and the baked casserole leftovers have all been consumed, visiting relatives trickle away and life (for everyone else) returns to normal. But not for you.

Grief will continue in many forms. One expression of grief is a desire to memorialize the decedent, to honor their memory in a way that captures a sense of their personality, vitality, life, and passion. This can be done in many different ways: Continue reading Where can I find an artist to draw a memorial portrait?

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100 Inspirational Memorial Ideas for a Celebration of Life

Memorial Service Ideas to Honor Your Loved One

The 100 memorial ideas will inspire you to celebrate the life of your loved one. Even as you grieve, it is important to treasure and honor the memory of the decedent. These creative and inspirational memorial ideas are perfect for the funeral or celebration of life service, for the days and weeks following, and to ensure that their memory is well-kept for years on into the future.

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21 Beautifully Christ-Centered Funeral Hymns

Beautiful Christian Funeral Hymns

There are few things more powerful, encouraging, and comforting than singing a beloved and Christ-exalting hymn in the midst of a difficult time.

When a Christian dies, they have the solid hope of being together with the Lord, free from sin and pain and the troubles of the world. Yes, it is a grievously sad day, but it is not a sadness without hope. Those of us who remain, including the believer’s family and loved ones, can draw much comfort while expressing our hope and grief through a well-chosen hymn sung in faith. Continue reading 21 Beautifully Christ-Centered Funeral Hymns

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Ways to Create a Memorial Away from the Cemetery

The cemetery isn’t the only place you can create a memorial for your loved one. Sure, a headstone is the classic memorial: weighty, substantial, carved with their name and dates.

But what if you want something more than that? Something different, something creative, something that people can see without having to visit a cemetery? Continue reading Ways to Create a Memorial Away from the Cemetery

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29 Sympathy Gifts for Someone Who Is Grieving

Memorial Gifts

Sympathy gifts provide you with a way to send a tangible expression of your love to someone who is grieving.

While there is something special about sending a note, a card, or a text, you may also feel the desire to give a gift. There is no reason you shouldn’t do both; send a card along with your gift, or send a gift and follow it up with a note or text a week later. When you reach out with tangible expressions of your condolences, it sends a message to the grieving person that their grief matters. Continue reading 29 Sympathy Gifts for Someone Who Is Grieving

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Turn Ashes Into Diamonds: How and Why

Diamonds Made from Ashes

Death is, sadly, an ugly fact of life, and the loss of someone precious is an experience that affects virtually everyone. Death, on its own, is not pretty. But what if there was a way to create something beautiful? A way to, quite literally, turn ashes into diamonds? Continue reading Turn Ashes Into Diamonds: How and Why

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What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

Difference between a funeral and memorial service

What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? This is a common question. Basically, a funeral is a service to honor a deceased person with the body present, while a memorial service is a time to memorialize the individual without the body present. Continue reading What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

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7 ways to personalize a burial shroud

A natural, eco-friendly burial is always going to be very personal. It takes time, effort, and love to choose the natural burial route for your loved one, but it is well worth it! If you would like to add an extra-special touch to personalize the burial shroud, here are seven ideas to inspire as you and your family celebrate the beautiful life of your loved one. Continue reading 7 ways to personalize a burial shroud

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How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?

One way people try is with a memorial. Sometimes it is a plaque or art piece, sometimes a photo album, other times it’s the cremation urn.

This last one is what we think about a lot, because we provide beautiful and meaningful funeral urns to grieving families all across the USA and beyond. Continue reading How do you measure a life?

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How to Livestream a Funeral or Memorial Service

Livestream a Memorial Service

When relatives are spread all over the country, it may not work out for everyone to be present at the funeral. The next-best thing, for those who can’t be there physically, is to be there through the magic of the internet.

Here’s how to livestream a funeral or memorial service so that all your loved ones can take part.

How to Livestream a Funeral or Memorial Service

1. CHOOSE YOUR GEAR

You can choose from a variety of video and sound capturing and recording devices, ranging from a simple cell phone up to professional quality videography gear. Continue reading How to Livestream a Funeral or Memorial Service