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Should I Attend Both the Wake and the Funeral?

Wake vs Funeral

In this article, we’re going to answer the question, “Should I attend both the wake and the funeral?” In doing so, we’ll tell you what these two memorial events are and talk about the difference between a wake and a funeral.

Let’s say that someone you know has just passed away. You are planning on going to the funeral, and perhaps attending the viewing the night before. Then you receive a call or email from the family of the deceased. They provide you additional details for the wake.

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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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What Is a Columbarium Niche?

What is a Columbarium Niche?

A columbarium niche is a display vault in a wall or structure specifically designed to hold cremation urns. It’s a stately choice for a final disposition available at many cemeteries, churches, and funeral homes.

In this article, we’re going to answer the question, “What is a columbarium niche.” In doing so, you will learn everything you need to know about columbarium niches.

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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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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Funeral Directors

7 Things You Didn't Know About Funeral Directors

In today’s society and throughout history, funeral directors have gotten a bad rap. Thanks to scary stories, movies, and breathless tabloid headlines, funeral directors are still thought of by many people as dark shadows of the night come to “undertake” your loved one into the mysterious lair that is the back of the funeral home (where they most certainly live, by the way).

More realistically, they are thought of as antisocial creeps, or shady salespeople at best.

But with the exception of a few (and they shall remain unnamed), most funeral directors are normal hard-working men and women, just like you and me, trying to make a small difference in this world while also making a living for their own families.

Here is a list of seven things you didn’t know about funeral directors and the necessary work they do.

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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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20 Best Hunting Urns: Deer, Elk, Camouflage, & More

Deer Hunting Urns

If you’re looking for some beautiful hunting urns, you’ve come to the right place. It can be tough trying to sort through all the junk out there on the internet. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the very best for your loved one.

Here are the 20 best hunting urns with hunting designs, including:

  • Deer Hunting Urns
  • Elk Hunting Urns
  • Bird Hunting Urns
  • Camouflage Hunting Urns
  • Other Hunting Urns: Moose, Bear, etc

Let’s take a look!

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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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Cremation Urns for Couples to Be “Together Forever”

Urns for Couples - A guide to choosing the urns for two people

Cremation urns for couples are designed to hold the ashes of two people. Also known as “companion urns,” these containers hold an industry-standard capacity of about 400 cubic inches.

Alternatively, you can get two standard adult size urns that match or complement each other to create an urn set.

Let’s learn what you need to know about cremation urns for couples.

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