Should Children Come to Funerals?

Should Children Come to Funerals?
When a loved one leaves us, the choice of whether or not to take a child to the funeral can be a difficult one. There may be strong reasons to do so, but – then again – there could be excellent (and very understandable) reasons to leave the child with ...
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A Brief History of Caskets

A Brief History of Caskets
Caskets are a common purchase that many families make when planning a loved one’s burial. So where did caskets originate, and how did they become so popular?  What is a Casket? A casket is an enclosed burial vessel for human remains. While the terms “coffin” and “casket” have sometimes been ...
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Funerals of the Future: Space Burials, Greener Cremations, and… Human Composting?

Funerals of the Future: Space Burials, Greener Cremations, and… Human Composting?
Nothing is impervious to change, including the way we bury and memorialize the dead. Factors such as our society’s increasing emphasis on sustainability and the rise of the digital age have led to significant changes in funerals, burials, and cremations. Here are some recent developments that could shape the trends ...
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Mausoleum Burial: What You Need to Know

Mausoleum Burial: What You Need to Know
You might wonder what burial options exist outside of cremation or in-ground burial if you are currently in the process of planning or pre-planning a funeral. One often-overlooked option is mausoleum burial. Many people are familiar with these structures, but families may shy away from this option due to uncertainty ...
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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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Mandville News: Construction Begins on Catholic Funeral Home & Cemetery

Mandville News: Construction Begins on Catholic Funeral Home & Cemetery
By Kim Chatelain for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Archdiocese of New Orleans will join with North America's largest provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services to break ground Wednesday April 4 on the construction of a funeral home and cemetery north of Mandeville. Grace Funeral Home and St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden are expected ...
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Funeral Customs & Traditions: The Surprising History Behind Gravestones

Funeral Customs & Traditions: The Surprising History Behind Gravestones
"Shhh," I'd whisper to my little brother, index finger pressed tightly to my lips, "Don't make any noise or you'll wake the dead." We'd stare out the window, holding our breath, as our car passed yet another cemetery. Watching in anticipation as the granite gravestones rushed past in a grey ...
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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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Cemetery Glossary: Common Cemetery Jargon That You Should Know

Cemetery Glossary: Common Cemetery Jargon That You Should Know
Funeral360's Cemetery Glossary is guide to the cemetery jargon you should know when planning for your end-of-life care. Burial Synonymous with Interment, the placing of human remains in an underground enclosure. Cemetery Grounds dedicated to the burial and memorialization of human remains. Columbarium Sometimes referred to as “Urn Mausoleums”. A building ...
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