Pre-Planning Funerals

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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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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How to Ship a Body For a Funeral

How to Ship a Body For a Funeral
For centuries, people have practiced the tradition of returning the deceased to their rightful resting places.  That’s because sometimes our loved ones pass away while they are traveling or while living in an area far away from where they wanted to be buried. In these cases, you’ll want to know ...
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How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Viewing

How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Viewing
If you’re holding an open casket funeral or viewing for your deceased loved one, you’ll want to consider what outfit would best suit them for their final event. Choosing the right outfit for your loved one’s funeral doesn’t have to be a daunting task, even if they haven’t made their ...
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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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How to Choose Music for a Funeral

How to Choose Music for a Funeral
Music is an often overlooked, but vitally important aspect of a funeral or memorial ceremony. As funerals have evolved over the years, the range of choices for music to accompany these ceremonies has broadened. Today, almost any music can be used for a funeral, so you’ll have the freedom to ...
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Should You Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Funeral?

Should You Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Funeral?
We all know it is very common for people to hire photographers to document important life events like births and weddings, but what about funerals? While hiring a photographer for a funeral is nothing new, it is understandably less popular than the aforementioned events.  However, while still not commonplace, the ...
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Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One
Our departed loved ones never truly leave our hearts and minds, whether they passed away just a few weeks or a few decades ago. That’s why many families look for ways to commemorate the deceased in creative, personalized ways. Here are a few of our favorite ways you can keep ...
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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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