Planning A Post-Funeral Reception

Planning A Post-Funeral Reception

In the United States, it is customary to hold a reception after a funeral or memorial service. This provides time for family, friends, and others paying their respects to gather, share memories, and offer support to one another. While the reception is not typically...
Creating A Moving Tribute Video

Creating A Moving Tribute Video

Eulogies are often hard to make, especially when you are in an emotional state. While it is still customary to say a few words, when you really want to show the heart and soul of a deceased love one, video can be an incredible help. Whether a slide show set to music...
Graveside Visits Can Help In the Grieving Process

Graveside Visits Can Help In the Grieving Process

As you may already know, there are various stages of grief that include shock, denial, anger, guilt, and depression. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and going through the grief process can be very different from one person to the next. There is also no set...
In Lieu Of Flowers…

In Lieu Of Flowers…

Sending flowers to a funeral is a time-honored tradition. It’s not only a way pay respects, but also an expression of love and support for family members. And, while flowers are a thoughtful gesture, there are other things you can do to show that you care. We’ve...
Unique Ideas For Cremation Dispostion

Unique Ideas For Cremation Dispostion

More and more, cremation is becoming a prevalent choice for final disposition. The Cremation Association of North America estimates that by 2020, more than half of Americans will choose this option. Whether you’re planning for your own final resting place or...
Options For Arizona Gravesite Decorations

Options For Arizona Gravesite Decorations

Many people choose to place gravesite decorations on their loved one’s plot when they visit the cemetery. If your loved one is buried in the Mesa or Phoenix area, you’ll need decor that can stand up to the sun and dry heat. This means you may be limited in...
Finding Comfort In A Grief Support Group

Finding Comfort In A Grief Support Group

The loss of someone close to you is always difficult. While some people find it helpful to handle their grief privately, many people benefit significantly from connecting with others who are experiencing the same thing. One of the ways you can help yourself and others...
Understanding Graveside Funeral Etiquette

Understanding Graveside Funeral Etiquette

There are several components involved in a funeral. As a guest, you want to know how to handle each one. A full-service funeral, as it is known, typically begins with a service at a church. In some cases – often in the event of cremation – a memorial service may be...
Funeral Service Eulogies

Funeral Service Eulogies

When you are immersed in the emotional process of planning your loved one’s funeral, the details can be overwhelming. You may be wondering about how to handle the eulogy. Your questions may include how many people should speak and how long the eulogy should be....