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Clergy, Celebrants, Family - Choosing a Funeral Officiant

Clergy, Celebrants, Family - Choosing a Funeral Officiant
One of the most important--and unavoidable--determinations for any funeral is deciding who will officiate the actual funeral or memorial service. The decision can be a difficult one if the deceased did not specify any final wishes. Will it be a clergy member, a trusted family member, or a certified celebrant? ...
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5 Estate & Funeral Planning Documents You Should Prepare Right Now

5 Estate & Funeral Planning Documents You Should Prepare Right Now
You never know what the future will hold, and that’s why it is so important to be prepared.  But while having your estate and final wishes in order can give you peace of mind, the legal landscape of doing so can be confusing.  As a result, people far too often ...
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4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech

4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech
A traditional burial isn’t for everyone, and an increasing number of people are having concerns about the lasting environmental impact of their remains.  Driven by these sentiments, the emerging use of eco-friendly – or green – burial technology has been a growing topic of interest in recent years.  These relatively ...
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Planning a Cremation: 5 Things You Should Know

Planning a Cremation: 5 Things You Should Know
More people are choosing cremation today than ever before, and cremation rates in 2017 surpassed burial rates for the first time in history.  Though cremation is a common choice, the process can still be relatively unfamiliar for most families. Here’s what you need to know about what’s involved in this ...
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Southeast Asia Funeral Customs

Southeast Asia Funeral Customs
Being an incredibly diverse region, Southeast Asia does not have a prevailing religion or ethnicity. Funeral customs therefore differ significantly even within countries, though most people follow Buddhist, Muslim, or Chinese tradition. Each Southeast Asian country has its own spin on these traditions, and they vary from country to country ...
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3 Things To Remember For Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements

3 Things To Remember For Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements
If you’re looking into pre-planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one, the process can seem overwhelming at first.  Without proper organization, it can be easy to miss some of the most important details of the funeral--and beyond. Using a free online tool like Funerals360’s My Funeral Wishes will ...
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Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?
When an unexpected death occurs, family members might have no idea what a decedent’s wishes are regarding a funeral and other related arrangements. One of the primary considerations a family must make in these situations is choosing between a cremation and burial.  Here’s an overview of some of the most ...
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What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion

What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion
Caregivers dedicate a huge amount of selfless time and energy toward attending to their elderly or ill loved ones. When this loved one eventually passes, it is common to experience a variety of emotions, including regret, anger, or even a sense of relief from the burden of caregiving.  Many people ...
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“How Would You Like to Be Buried?” Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Spouse

“How Would You Like to Be Buried?” Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Spouse
While many of us have some idea of what we’d like to happen when we die, talking about it can be difficult.  And when it comes to discussing funerals, burials, and other related topics, spouses may find those final stages challenging to consider. Fortunately, there are ways to approach this ...
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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Gravestone

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Gravestone
Immortalizing your loved one in an elegant and beautiful headstone—or even a monument—may be one of your top priorities, but you’ll want to be careful about which headstone, grave marker, or monument you commission. Many cemeteries regulate what kinds of headstones they will install on their property, so the preliminary ...
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