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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

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The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge's Funeral

Poetry played a large role in Calvin Coolidge’s funeral. The former president was remembered and honored in a short ceremony that lasted a brief 22 minutes and featured all of two hymns, prayers, and reading of Scripture, which included more poetry in Psalms 46 and 121. Continue reading The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

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Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

A funeral without the body present happens more often than you might think. It seems that many families, friends, and loved-ones holding funerals today don’t involve an actual physical burial. If there is a burial, it tends to be held privately at another time and place with just family present. Continue reading Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

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What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?

Memorial Gift Ideas

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. Continue reading What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?