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How to Turn Loved One's Ashes Into Diamonds and Cremation Jewelry

How to Turn Loved One's Ashes Into Diamonds and Cremation Jewelry
A Lee Alexander & Co pendant With the average cost of a "traditional" funeral topping $7,000 excluding cemetery costs and a headstone, it's no wonder half of the population is opting for a lower-cost cremation instead. With the rise in popularity of cremation, we have also seen a rise in the ...
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Find Organ and Body Donation Organizations

Find Organ and Body Donation Organizations
In celebration of National Donate Life Month, we are happy to announce the inclusion of Body Donation organizations and Organ Procurement centers from across the US in the Funerals360 Vendor Marketplace. With the addition of Body and Organ Donation organizations as vendors in our marketplace, individuals can further plan their ...
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Death with Dignity Updates

Death with Dignity Updates
Earlier this month, the Death With Dignity National Center released an update on USA-wide death with dignity legislation. The updates were highlighted by a countdown to June 9th when California, with their End of Life Option Act, will join Oregon, Washington, and Vermont in providing peace of mind for all those who ...
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A Woman's Guide to What to Wear to a Funeral

A Woman's Guide to What to Wear to a Funeral
Do’s and Don'ts of Dressing for a Funeral Fashion is always changing, therefore it is important to keep tabs on what is deemed appropriate for more somber occasions. The struggle many seem to face when dressing for a funeral is to not offend the honor of the person who has passed while also ...
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How To Write a Death Notice

How To Write a Death Notice
When a loved one passes away one of the harder tasks that you may face is how to write a death notice. 'Death notices' and 'obituaries' are two terms many use interchangeably when confronted with the passing of a loved one. In reality, though, these objects serve not only mean ...
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Online Funeral Streaming: A Thing Of the Past Or The Future?

Online Funeral Streaming: A Thing Of the Past Or The Future?
Over the past decade there have been many technological advances that allow anyone with a smartphone in their pocket to be an amateur photographer, videographer, or artist or have a "face-to-face" conversation even when the parties are in different locations. Those same technologies have begun to cross over to the funeral ...
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A Guide to Navigating the Loss of a Child

A Guide to Navigating the Loss of a Child
If you were recently notified of a possible life-threatening complication in your pregnancy or your baby did not survive its first birthday due to a miscarriage, neonatal death, stillbirth or premature birth, you may be asked to make lasting decisions regarding the autopsy, delivery of the child, and method of ...
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Grieving the Loss of a Child | Resources, Support & Assistance

Grieving the Loss of a Child | Resources, Support & Assistance
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one third of all child deaths occur within the first month of life. While the United States is rated 167th globally in infant deaths, of every 1,000 births, 5.87 children do not make it to their first birthday. The death of a ...
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Funeral Flowers: Colors and Symbolism

Funeral Flowers: Colors and Symbolism
The loss of a family member, friend, colleague or neighbor is always difficult. Selecting flowers to convey your emotions can be overwhelming especially when you’re unsure how to express your sympathy. Sending flowers is a meaningful gesture that can provide comfort to those who are grieving. There are typically two ...
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VIDEO: A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin

VIDEO: A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin
Don’t plan to die? Bad news – humans have a 100% mortality rate. Yet only 30% of us make end-of-life plans: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves 70% of us unprepared and devastated, not if, but when a death occurs. Listen to Gail Rubin ...
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