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Dramatic Funeral Customs From Around the World

Dramatic Funeral Customs From Around the World
Cover Photocredit: Design Indaba Around the world, there are many different ways to commemorate and respect the deaths of those who have passed. In North America, cremation and ground burial are the most common means of burial. Here we are highlighting five (5) dramatic (and graphic) death customs that were or ...
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Top 5 Creative Ways to Spread Cremated Remains

Top 5 Creative Ways to Spread Cremated Remains
When it comes to cremating your loved ones, it can sometimes be hard to think of the perfect way to remember them and honor their life.  Here at I’m Sorry To Hear we have seen a lot of different and creative ways to say good bye to your loved ones. ...
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Giving Yourself a Basic Education About Funeral Planning Now

Giving Yourself a Basic Education About Funeral Planning Now
By Judith Johnson for the Huffington Post If you had to plan a funeral for a loved one tomorrow, would you know what to do and what not to do? Most of us are woefully unprepared when faced with this task and must do so while grieving the loss of ...
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What to Know About Scattering Ashes (and some creative ways to do it)

What to Know About Scattering Ashes (and some creative ways to do it)
Can I scatter my ashes in the backyard? How about at my local park? How about in a baseball stadium like in that one movie? With more people opting for cremation than ever before, finding the right place to scatter is important, though the legality of it is is even ...
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DNA Memorialization Prior to Burial or Cremation

DNA Memorialization Prior to Burial or Cremation
What is DNA Memorialization? DNA memorialization (also called DNA preservation) is the process of taking the DNA of someone and preserving it before they are buried or cremated. DNA is a genealogical record of your body. Everyone has their own unique DNA makeup which means no two people are identical. ...
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The Death Doula or Death Midwife

The Death Doula or Death Midwife
  When you think of the word “midwife” you think of childbirth, however this is not the only kind of midwife. The other midwife is a death midwife or more commonly known as “death doula”.  What is a Death Doula? A death doula is a man or woman whose job is ...
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Can I Bring My Own Casket or Urn?

Can I Bring My Own Casket or Urn?
If you are wondering whethe you have to buy a casket, urn or other merchandise from a funeral home. The simple answer is "No". The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clearly outline your choices when it comes to purchasing a casket, detailing that that you do not have to buy a casket ...
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Three Ways To Say Goodbye To Man's Best Friend: Dealing With Pet Death

Three Ways To Say Goodbye To Man's Best Friend: Dealing With Pet Death
Pet Deaths Many families consider a pet an integral part of the family, so the death of a pet can be really tough on a family.  There are many ways to memorialize a pet, below we listed three different options for you to consider: Pet Cremation, Pet Burial, Taxidermy. Pet ...
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How to Travel With & Mail Cremated Remains

How to Travel With & Mail Cremated Remains
If you are  considering mailing or traveling with cremated remains, commonly referred to as "cremains", this blog will give you an overview of how to properly mail the cremated remains of  your loved one to ensure they make it to their destination as smooth as possible. In the USA, there ...
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The Executor's Guide to Wills & Estate Planning

The Executor's Guide to Wills & Estate Planning
The Executor's Guide to Staying Out of Trouble The role of an Executor, also referred to as a Personal Representative or Administrator depending on the state, is equivalent to the CEO of an estate. The ideal executor serves the estate and those who are legally interested in it. Is it an ...
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