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2020 Funeral Trends

What are the up and coming funeral trends?

As the new year kicks off, here are the 2020 Funeral Trends of note. At the end you’ll find some tips (for both consumers and funeral professionals) to make the most of these trends in making final arrangements, planning funerals, and hosting memorial services.

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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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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 5 Best Funeral Blogs (That Post Regularly)

Funeral Industry Bloggers

I do a lot of writing about funeral topics, so I keep up on funeral blogs, industry news, trends, and the questions people are asking about end of life issues. Below are five of my favorite funeral blogs that actually post regularly.

If you were to follow some of these funeral blogs, you’ll learn things that are truly fascinating. And not just about funeral industry news, although they certainly do cover a lot of that. Rather, if you follow each of the funeral blogs listed below, you’ll educate yourself about the deathcare industry with an inside scoop. You’ll learn how to effectively plan a funeral for yourself or a loved one. You’ll see a little bit of the day-to-day life of industry professionals.

Plus, you’ll also have great fodder for cocktail parties and workplace water cooler conversations. (Or pub crawls and your Twitter feed. Whatever.)

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Here’s the complete list of everything you can do with your body after you die

Contemplating what can be done after death

If you’re not already thinking about dying, you should totally consider it.

Well, maybe not the dying part, since that’s inevitable; more specifically, you should think about how you are going to arrange your affairs for when the inevitable comes.

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Memorial Tree Urns: Plant a Tree from a Loved One’s Remains

Grow ashes into a tree

In this article, we’re going to introduce you to Memorial Tree Urns, a beautiful way to plant a tree from a loved one’s remains or “ashes.”

When a loved one passes, it’s natural to want a unique way to cherish your beloved one’s memory, life, and personality.

With our Memorial Tree Urns, we have a simple, beautiful, and life-celebrating way for you to create a lasting memorial to your loved one while caring for the environment around you.

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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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15 Memorial Ideas Made From Cremated Ashes

Memorial ideas made out of cremated remains

A memorial made from cremated ashes is simply the ultimate way to keep your loved one close to your heart. Here are 15 creative and unique memorial ideas made using actual cremated remains. These include decorative accents, jewelry, and even trees.

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5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

― Shannon L. Alder

Scattering the ashes of your loved one is deeply symbolic act. Not only are you letting go of your loved one and of your grief, but you are in some sense returning them to the earth and releasing their souls. Continue reading 5 Uniquely Poetic Ways to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes