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Saying Goodbye: Scattering the Ashes of a Loved One

Scattering Ashes and Grief

Scattering Ashes & Saying Goodbye

There is nothing more painful in this life than the loss of a loved one. Grief never truly ends. It changes. It tempers with time. But the one who has gone on can never be replaced, and that knowledge cuts like a knife, whether you said goodbye to your loved one yesterday or thirty years ago.

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November 2016 Funeral Links

Resources for the Funeral Industry

In this November 2016 collection of funeral links from our newsletter, we have collected all kinds of resources from our blog and from around the web. You’ll encounter hilarious cremation urn epitaph ideas, the Day of the Dead, using your funeral home as a wedding venue, and more. Read on! Continue reading November 2016 Funeral Links

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15 Compassionate Gifts for Grieving Moms

Memorial gifts for after a miscarriage

Tips about gift ideas for mothers who have lost a child are best coming from moms who have experience in this area of grief.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of 15 compassionate gifts for grieving moms that have been suggested on blog posts, comments, and gift lists curated by those who know. Links to resources are included at the end of the post.

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Christmas Memorial Gifts (Gift Guide + Etiquette Tips)

Christmas Gifts for Those Who Grieve

Let’s talk about Christmas memorial gifts and how to give them in a sensitive, caring way.

It’s the holiday season, and someone close to you has lost a loved one. The natural tendency, for many of us, is to emit some generic phrases of condolence, then avoid the topic altogether. Don’t do this.

Take the effort to learn a few things to avoid when someone has lost a loved one. Then, even if you mess up and stick your foot in your mouth, take the time to show them that you care by your words, actions, or gifts.

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Funeral Resources: A Compendium of Links and Articles

A Compendium of Links and Articles

In our years of blogging about cremation urns and other relevant issues, we’ve discovered and created a wealth of funeral resources. Here we’ve gathered them together on one page in order to provide you with the best possible resources to help guide you through everything relating to the death of a loved one, from pre-planning to coping with grief after the funeral is over, and everything in between. Some of these are our own articles and blog posts, while many others are examples of the best content we’ve found on a given topic. Continue reading Funeral Resources: A Compendium of Links and Articles

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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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