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How To Safely Travel With Cremated Remains

Traveling with Ashes

If you are traveling a long distance by car or flying to retrieve the cremated remains of one parent or both, you will probably want to take the remains with you back home. Or perhaps you might want to honor a last wish and scatter them somewhere with sentimental value.

Cremation is a popular practice that affords different options to honor a dead parent or keep them close. Whether you are honoring a final wish to scatter the ashes somewhere sentimental or take them back with you, you will want to keep the remains as safe as possible depending on the traveling methods.

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What People Are Dying to Know About the Death Cafe

Death Cafe: What is it?

This is a guest post about the Death Cafe by Dorothy Banocy, who has participated in and hosted several Death Cafes.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a night out with a bunch of your friends, maybe even some people you don’t know, have tea and cake and talk about death?

Wait!

What? Talk about death? Are you serious? Yes, I’m “dead” serious! Continue reading What People Are Dying to Know About the Death Cafe

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DIY Blooming Monogram Memorial Table Centerpiece

Blooming monogram idea for funeral or memorial

Here is an easy DIY project to create a colorful and uniquely personalized memorial table centerpiece.

Ideal for your loved one’s funeral or memorial service, you can make this DIY blooming monogram memorial table centerpiece in a variety of styles: single initial, 3-letter monogram, or full name. This one can be put together fairly quickly, so it’s simple to customize to your tastes and time frame.

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Funeral Hacks: Crowdsource Your Memorial Scrapbook

Crowdsource Scrapbook

Funeral hacks include anything that helps make the final arrangements easier or more affordable. We share them with you in hopes that you can benefit by gleaning ideas and inspiration for the funeral or memorial service.

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Funeral Poem for a Friend: When to the Sessions (Sonnet 30)

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

The death of a dear friend or loved one is not only a time for grief and mourning; it is also a time for remembrance. It is a time, as William Shakespeare put it in Sonnet 30, for “sessions of sweet silent thought” in which we “summon up remembrance of things past.” The joys of companionship, shared experience, and fond memories are perfectly captured and contrasted with sadness and grief in Shakespeare’s beautiful sonnet on the passing of a treasured friend. Continue reading Funeral Poem for a Friend: When to the Sessions (Sonnet 30)

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10 Interesting Funeral Infographics

Infographics for Funerals, Death, and Cremation

In a visual world, a unique illustrated display of facts and figures can go a long way towards explaining a difficult or in-depth topic. Here are ten interesting funeral infographics that we have found to be helpful. Below you’ll find many new fascinating facts, tips, and stats relating to topics such as how to plan a funeral, cremation trends, famous funerals, handy life insurance information, and the rising costs of dying. Continue reading 10 Interesting Funeral Infographics

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How Does a Funeral Proceed When a Pope Dies?

A Pope's Funeral

John Paul II, a Holy Father in the Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome, commonly known as The Pope, died in 2005.

Funerals are such an interesting process. They help us to deal with grief and move forward after the loss of a loved one. When a significant religious figure Continue reading How Does a Funeral Proceed When a Pope Dies?