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What Is a Celebration of Life? Etiquette, What to Expect, & More

Attending a Celebration of Life

What is a celebration of life service? Is this different from a funeral? What should you expect if you’ve been invited to or plan on going to one? What should you wear, and is there any other etiquette that you need to be aware of?

Today, we’re going to be answering these questions for you. We’ll talk all about life celebrations and what to expect. With this information in mind, you’ll be better prepared before you attend one.

Let’s explore together.

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How to Plan a Celebration of Life Service

Plan a Celebration of Life Service

Let’s look at how to plan a celebration of life service.

Your loved one has just passed away, and your family is wanting to put together a celebration of life in their memory. Everything seems to be moving quite quickly now, and you have only so much time to get everything planned.

So how exactly do you go about planning for a life celebration? What are the important elements, what does a “service” look like, and how should it differ from a traditional funeral or memorial service?

We’ll cover all these and more to help you honor – and celebrate – your loved one.

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21 Happy Funeral Songs for a Celebration of Life

21 Best Happy Funeral Songs

21 Happy Funeral Songs for a Celebration of Life is a part of our series featuring The Most Popular Funeral Songs of All Time. Click here for 100 of most popular funeral songs ever recorded, organized into categories and themes.

Today we’re sharing our favorite happy funeral songs. These songs are ideal for a cheerful memorial – not your typical sad and somber funeral service, but rather, with a ‘celebration of life’ in mind for your loved one.

So if you’re foraging for happy funeral songs, you’ve come to the right place. This list encompasses a whole spectrum of happy songs for funerals; we’ve made sure that joy for life can be found in the lyrics, in the melodies, and in the beats themselves.

Our selection spans decades and genres, too, so there’s a little something for everyone (and every loved one).

Let’s take a listen.

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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 Types of Funeral Services, Ceremonies, and Events

10 Types of Funerals & Related Services

In the United States, there are many different types of funeral services. It can be difficult to keep them all straight in your head, or even to differentiate between the various terms.

In this article, we hope to shed some light on 10 of the most common types of funeral services and related events in the English-speaking world. We’ll list and define each ceremony, and also add some detail on what to expect at each of them.

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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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Celebrating Christmas in the Wake of Death

Memories at Christmas Time

Sweet Memories at Christmas

There’s nothing better than the smell of a fresh cut tree at Christmas time. Perhaps the only thing better would be sitting down to a plate of warm sugar cookies. The kind of cookies frosted over with sprinkles galore. Add twinkling lights and glittery ornaments, and it’s no surprise Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Continue reading Celebrating Christmas in the Wake of Death