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Why You Should Commission a Memorial Painting of Your Loved One

Commission a Memorial Painting

In this article, we are going to talk about why you should commission a memorial painting to honor your loved one and their memory.

A memorial painting can express things in a way that a photograph alone cannot. The photo captures a moment, yes, and can do so perfectly. A painted portrait — especially at the hands of a true artist — can portray much more.

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21 Best Funeral Songs for Grandma

Funeral Songs for Grandma

The 21 Best Funeral Songs for Grandma is part of our series on the best and most popular songs for funerals. Read the main article here. You will find a list of the top 100 funeral songs, music by genre, and much more.

The bond between a grandmother and her grandchildren is one that cannot be matched. Grandma has been there for you throughout your whole life… you cannot remember a time when she wasn’t there. And now that she’s gone, you are at a loss of words.

The loss of words and the pain you are feeling is grief. At this time, when the grief you are feeling over the loss of your grandma knows no words, why not let music speak?

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Eulogy vs Obituary: What’s the Difference?

FAQs for Planning a Funeral

Eulogy vs obituary… which should you use, and what do they mean? If you are unsure, you may have used either word incorrectly. Maybe you even thought they meant the same thing, and so used them interchangeably.

Well, rest assured you are definitely not the only one who has! Read on to learn more about the differences between a eulogy and an obituary.

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21 Best Funeral Songs for Mom

Funeral Songs for Mom

The 21 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 are meeting with the funeral director during the arrangement conference for Mom’s service, going over all the many details. You’ve got all the flowers picked out, the pallbearers lined up, and have even selected the menu for the catering. The funeral director picks up his pen and asks you, “Next up is the playlist. What songs do you have in mind?”

So, what songs do you have in mind?

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Pet Memorials: 21 Inspiring Ways to Memorialize a Pet

Pet Memorials

When you open your heart to love a special pet, their death leaves a gaping emptiness that yearns be filled. While nothing can replace your departed friend, you can honor their life with a variety of creative and personal pet memorials.

As you create a pet memorial or keepsake in honor of your pet’s life, it can be a healthy way to express your grief and experience some measure of peace, relief, and healing. Many of the options below help with this.

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Here’s What to Send (Instead of Flowers) When Someone Dies

Memorial Gift Ideas

What should you send when someone dies, instead of flowers?

Funeral flowers are beautiful, but many people find them depressing. After all, once the hubbub of the funeral or memorial service subsides, the flowers sit on a table and… die. A sad collection of wilting flowers isn’t exactly the image you want to leave with the recipient of your memorial gift.

So many people look for funeral flower alternatives to give that somehow celebrate life.

Whether it’s a “living wreath” instead of a traditional flower wreath, or perhaps a bird feeder that draws local wildlife close and actually helps sustain them, we’ve collected the best sympathy gifts to send instead of flowers.

If you’re looking to get away from the overdone memorial gift tradition of funeral flowers, here’s what to send instead of flowers when someone dies.

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21 Best Funeral Songs for Dad

Songs for a funeral service father

The 21 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 funeral songs and much more.

What song are you going to play at Dad’s funeral? For some families, that’s easy – he has an absolute favorite song, or a song that was just “him.” Or maybe he 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 funeral songs for dad.

So we’ve created this list funeral songs for dad to help you celebrate your father’s legacy. Each song has fitting words, a beautiful recording, and a melody that hits all the right notes.

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10 Meaningful Legacy Project Ideas

How to leave a legacy

What do you want your legacy to be? Leaving a legacy to your children and family is an important consideration. As you make arrangements for the end of your life, you will be consulting a lawyer, writing a will, signing advance directives, planning the funeral, and more.

But what does all of it mean?

This is where you may want to consider a legacy project as a way to help tell the story and meaning of your life.

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25 Beautiful Funeral Favors, Keepsakes, & Giveaways

Ideas for funeral and memorial service favors

Funeral favors are a popular trend as a way to say thank you to guests and also a way to honor your loved one. These are little trinkets or keepsakes that you give away at funerals, memorials, or life celebration events.

While funeral favors are definitely an “optional” part of your funeral planning, it’s a nice gesture of thanks for the support of friends and family, and it can also be a lovely way to keep your departed loved one in the hearts and minds of all who were part of the memorial service.

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The Most Popular Funeral Songs of All Time

Funeral Songs List

Music touches us at a very deep, intimate, and basic level. So choosing the funeral songs for a loved one’s service can be a daunting and emotional task. Which song, or songs, to choose? Is a particular song appropriate? What is the best funeral song for dad, or for a country music enthusiast, or for an evangelical Christian?

Since each person is unique, we can’t make those decisions for you. However, we can point out some of the most popular and appropriate songs for funerals in a variety of genres and styles.

Below, you’ll find more than 100 of the most popular funeral songs of all time. We have a “top ten” list, songs listed by genre and person, and helpful guidance in the form of funeral song FAQs.

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