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What to Say When Scattering Ashes

Scattering Ashes - What to Say at a Scattering Ceremony

What should you say when scattering ashes? What is appropriate or expected? Do you have to say a lot, or anything at all?

Scattering the ashes of a loved one is a momentous occasion. It only happens once – when it’s done, your loved one’s remains are gone forever. So you want to make sure you do it right.

Today, we’re going to look at what to say when scattering ashes. There are plenty of ideas and tips below, so if you’re looking for inspiration – or just want to confirm that what you are planning to do is acceptable – read on!

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Funeral Reception Etiquette: What to Expect, Say, and Do

Funeral Reception Etiquette Guide

Wondering about proper funeral reception etiquette? The answer is probably “yes” if you’ve just attended the service of a loved one, and now you’re on your way to the reception.

Perhaps you’re at a loss for words following the emotion of the day, and you’re not sure what to expect at the reception. You think it’s going to be a bit more laid back than the funeral, and you’re probably right.

But you still might have some questions about what to say and do at the reception. And of course you need the answers fast. We’re here to help with our funeral reception etiquette guide.

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What Grieving People Wish You Knew (Book Review)

What grieving people want you to know

Here’s our book review of What Grieving People Wish You Knew.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts) is the full title of a slim yet exceptionally helpful volume by Nancy Guthrie.

You want to know how to help a grieving friend or family member. While you may never know exactly the right thing to do, this book is the next best thing.

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Sympathy Card Messages: Sympathy Quotes for Loss

What should I say in a sympathy card?

What should I write in a sympathy card? If you’re carefully thinking about sympathy card messages as you try to console a grieving loved one, well, this is a good thing!

It is very wise and loving to be thoughtful about what you say or write to someone who has suffered a loss.

For anyone who has lost a loved one, you know that there are many things people say with good intentions that are still insensitive and even hurtful.

For those who have not lost a loved one, you cannot fathom what it is like. So it is doubly important to be considerate in how you express your love and sympathy to those who are grieving as you write your sympathy card messages.

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