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How to Plan a Funeral

How to Plan a Funeral
When a loved one passes, grief can make any task seem overwhelming, let alone planning the funeral. However, armed with the right knowledge you can make confident and informed decisions. These simple steps can make the prospect of planning your loved one’s funeral much less daunting. Step 1: Consult Your ...
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8 Steps to Picking A Funeral Home

8 Steps to Picking A Funeral Home
There are nearly 20,000 funeral homes in the US alone, which can make picking the one that perfectly matches your family’s needs difficult. If you’re not careful, you could end up paying thousands for a funeral ceremony that could’ve cost much less elsewhere. But if you thoroughly research all your ...
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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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“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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Introducing Online Memorials at Funerals360

Introducing Online Memorials at Funerals360
It can be difficult to adequately commemorate a loved one. Usually, obituaries are brief and include only a single photo of the deceased. Often, this limited nature of obituaries can make people feel like they are not appropriately honouring the lives of people they have lost. Funerals360’s new Online Memorials ...
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Introducing My Funeral Wishes at Funerals360

Introducing My Funeral Wishes at Funerals360
According to the NFDA the average cost of a full service burial is $12,243. Often, people will spend more money on a funeral than the deceased would have wanted simply because they are trying to honour their loved one in the best possible way but don’t know their preferences. My ...
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Funeral Glossary

Funeral Glossary
Planning a funeral can be overwhelming and understanding funeral terminology is it's own challenge. Below find the definitions to common funeral terms that you'll hear when planning a funeral. Alternative Container An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle without ornamentation, often made of fiberboard, pressed wood, or composition materials, ...
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Casket Guide

Casket Guide
Picking out a casket for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task. Before you pick out a casket, you should know what your options are. You have the option of purchasing caskets and urns from the funeral home or a 3rd party such as Amazon, Costco, Walmart, a local ...
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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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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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