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Cheap Caskets: 5 Ways to Get an Inexpensive Casket

How to find cheap caskets that honor your loved one

For some, there is no allure to a $12,000 felt-lined mahogany casket with matching hand-stitched pillow. Your loved one, perhaps, always said to bury them in a simple pine box and use the savings to do something good, like send a grandchild to college. So you’re looking for cheap caskets not just as a way to save money (though that is a consideration). Most people choose an inexpensive casket as a way to carry out your loved one’s wishes with simplicity and financial wisdom.

So, how do you find an inexpensive casket? Here are five tips for finding cheap caskets followed by five ways to find, make, or purchase cheap caskets.

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Bouqs Review: Should I send Bouqs flowers as sympathy flowers?

Sympathy Flower Delivery Review

The Bouqs Co. is a flower company that will send flowers to someone you love. The thing that makes them unique is a focus on how the flowers are sourced and sent.

Today, our question is, “Should I send Bouqs flowers as sympathy flowers?” I’ll answer by way of providing a Bouqs review, looking at both their company and the actual experience of receiving a delivery of flowers.

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Should I tip the funeral director? Minister? Florist? Funeral Gratuities Explained

Who gets tipped at a funeral, and how much?

How much should I tip the funeral director after the funeral is complete? Or should I tip her? What about the minister, the florist, the hearse driver, the pallbearers…? Who gets a gratuity, and who doesn’t?

If you are confused about who to tip for services related to funerals, here is our guide to funeral gratuities. Skip to the end to find a handy condensed cheat sheet.

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Blue Urns: The Top 10 Blue Cremation Urns

The Top 10 Blue Cremation Urns for Ashes

Blue urns are the ideal final resting place for someone who truly loved the color blue. There are many blue cremation urns on the market today; these are 10 of the best. Combining top quality with beauty, elegance, unique designs, premium craftsmanship, and affordability, our list of the top 10 blue cremation urns is intended to help you find the perfect memorial for your loved one.

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Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope (Book Review)

Book Review: Remember Death by Matthew McCullough

Christianity gets death backwards. You see, our advanced civilization tells us constantly to look forward to a long life, healthy and sexy bodies, a bright future in a steadily advancing career followed by an early retirement filled with travel and leisure.

Yet at the same time, we have more depression, anxiety, and chemical dependence than ever before. We have wealth but not fulfillment, leisure but not contentment, Instagram-worthy lives but not peace.

In all this, no topic is taboo except, perhaps, one: Death.

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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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Fish Urns for Ashes: 21 Gone Fishing Cremation Urns

If you are searching for the perfect fish urn to honor your beloved fishing enthusiast, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Not only are these the very best made-in-the-USA wood urns with fishing themes from our online cremation urn store, we’ve searched the web high and low to find all of the best fish urns for ashes to serve as the memorial urn for your fisherman. Continue reading Fish Urns for Ashes: 21 Gone Fishing Cremation Urns

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How to Write a Eulogy

Tips for Writing a Eulogy

In this article, we’re going to talk about how to write a eulogy.

The eulogy is an important feature in the funeral service. It is a high honor to be chosen to give the eulogy, and you are wise to seek advice on how to do it well.

I am a professional writer who composes eulogies for a living. As a mortuary school graduate who also has experience in the funeral industry, I am confident that the information you find below will provide you with the know-how you need to create your perfect eulogy.

Here is our guide on how to write a eulogy that is beautiful, brief, appropriate, and winsome.

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