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Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage

Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage
When faced with a devastating loss, the pressure of locating funeral and burial funds can wreak havoc and stress on newly bereaved families. There are many steps you can take to alleviate some of the costs; from foregoing a wake in favor of a direct burial or cremation and hosting ...
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Funeral Homes 101: What You Need to Know At a Vulnerable Time

Funeral Homes 101: What You Need to Know At a Vulnerable Time
Dialogues on Living & Dying Well with guest, Rachel Zeldin Without knowledge of the options available to us, we are unable to make the best choice for ourselves and support our loved ones to make their own choices as well. -Kim Adams View the June 9th webinar series featuring I'm Sorry To ...
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Islamic Funeral Traditions

Islamic Funeral Traditions
Religious Background on Islam Muslims, the worshippers of Islam, believe that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is God’s prophet. The Quran is the primary holy book of Islamic teachings. Most Muslims either belong to the Sunni denomination (~80%) or the Shia denomination (~15%). With about 1.6 billion ...
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Five Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with Flowers

Five Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with Flowers
Did you know that flowers have been entwined with Memorial Day since the creation of the holiday? When Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. That tradition continues to grow as communities across ...
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Alternatives to Embalming

Alternatives to Embalming
Embalming is not the only means of temporarily preserving a body prior to burial or cremation. In fact, the United States and Canada are the only countries in which embalming is still considered common practice, with countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Luxembourg, and Scandinavia having banned it years ago. If you are seeking ...
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Eco-Friendly Casket Guide

Eco-Friendly Casket Guide
A Guide to Eco-Friendly Caskets, Shrouds, and Urns The concept of a “green funeral” has become an intriguing option as consumers consider how they can be more environmentally-friendly when planning a funeral. More specifically, green caskets or eco-friendly caskets have become more widely available, giving consumers an alternative to the more ornate ...
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Everything You Want To Know About Embalming…And Even the Things You Don't

Everything You Want To Know About Embalming…And Even the Things You Don't
What is embalming? Embalming is the treatment of a deceased individual to temporarily preserve and forestall decomposition. In 1867, chemist August Wilhelm von Hofmann discovered formaldehyde, replacing the use of arsenic in the 20th century, and became the foundation for modern methods of embalming. Modern embalming cocktails contain a mixture ...
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Your Guide to Home Burials

Your Guide to Home Burials
What is a home burial? A home burial is the burial of the deceased on private property often located in rural areas. Home burials offer a hands-on approach to caring for your loved one post death. It is also one of the most economical ways to bury a loved one since ...
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Cremation Jewelry

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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