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100 Inspirational Memorial Ideas for a Celebration of Life

Memorial Service Ideas to Honor Your Loved One

The 100 memorial ideas will inspire you to celebrate the life of your loved one. Even as you grieve, it is important to treasure and honor the memory of the decedent. These creative and inspirational memorial ideas are perfect for the funeral or celebration of life service, for the days and weeks following, and to ensure that their memory is well-kept for years on into the future.

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8 Crazy Funeral Stories

Stories from Memorial Services

Death, like life, can get crazy. For all the preparation and planning, and despite the somber gravity of the situation, when you gather a large group of people together to consider the entire life of another of their species, things can go awry.

People fall down, get drunk, say weird things; accidents happen, puns suddenly become inappropriately hilarious, the ashes get spilled; wherever humans gather in numbers, wherever humans live and die, the potential for a legendary story increases.

Here are some of the best and craziest funeral stories (and funeral-related stories) we’ve collected.

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Funeral Costs and the Most Famous Funeral of Them All

Jesus Burial and Funeral Costs

Funeral Spending

People spend a lot of money on funerals and memorial services. National Funeral Directors Association statistics indicate that the average cost of a casketed funeral is about $7,000-8,000, while the more affordable cremation funeral service averages between $2,200-5,400. These are base prices from the funeral home, and don’t include the many additional costs like flowers, catering, and many other memorial add-ons. Continue reading Funeral Costs and the Most Famous Funeral of Them All

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Should A Child Attend A Funeral?

Grief Blog: What's Your Grief

The article “Should A Child Attend A Funeral?” is a guest post by Litsa Williams (M.A., L.G.S.W.) and Eleanor Haley (M.S.) of the poignant, winsome, and well-written grief & loss blog What’s Your Grief. In addition to the many helpful insights you’ll find on their blog, you would be well-served by following their thoughtful posts on Facebook or Google+.

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