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Reasons Why You Should Only Have One Day Of Viewing

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If you have recently lost a loved one and have found yourself in the position of needing to plan their funeral, you will have a lot of decisions to make. One important decision will be how many days you plan to have a viewing. There are a lot of people that will have two, even three, days of viewings. While there is not anything technically wrong with having multiple days of viewings, you might want to consider the option of only having one viewing day.…

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Are You Looking Ahead To The Time Of Your Death By Planning Your Own Funeral?

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What has inspired you to think about the time of your own death? Did somebody, maybe a friend or a family member recently pass away? Maybe you watched a movie that dealt with the death of one of the characters and you can’t stop thinking about it. Whatever the case, maybe you have decided that you want to plan every detail of your own funeral. From arranging for speakers and special musical numbers to buying a funeral package, here are some ideas that might help you.…

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3 Cremation Trends to Consider

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Cremation can be a great option for a loved one after they pass away. Not only is it simple and efficient, but cremation is also incredibly affordable. While shocking to learn, a direct cremation can save you thousands of dollars when compared to a traditional funeral and burial. Of course, there are many options that can be added to a cremation and different cremation methods available. In addition, you will need to choose a final resting place for your loved one’s ashes, which can affect the total price.…

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Tips For Making A Funeral Less Expensive

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When you have to plan a funeral and you have to do it with a limited budget, you might have some concerns about how you can get everything done. To help you figure out how you can get the funeral arrangements done and save some money while doing it, you will want to review some of the following options. Do Not Have As Many Viewing Days Some people will opt to have two or even three days dedicated to the viewing of their deceased loved one.…

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Ways To Honor An Acquaintance At A Funeral

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Funeral invitations aren’t always reserved for those who were nearest and dearest to the deceased person. If you’ve been asked to attend the funeral of an acquaintance or simply want to show up to support your mourning loved ones, here are some ways you can honor the person in a respectful and caring way. Share Comforting Words About Life and Death You don’t need all the details about a person to honor a life well lived.…

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Tips For Choosing A Headstone Font

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Choosing a headstone for a family member who has recently passed requires you to make clear decisions on the size, shape, and even the color of the stone. You’ll also not only need to think about the wording and/or images that you’ll use to honor the life of this important person, but also the font that you’ll choose for the words to be engraved in. Your headstone supplier can show you a variety of fonts that you can use, as well as images of different headstones that have used each of the fonts that you might be thinking about.…

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Cremation Services: Making The Right Choice For Your Loved One

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Losing a loved one is not easy, but it is also something that happens to everyone. When a family member passes away, there will be important decisions that have to be made; these include what type of funeral and viewing the deceased person would want, and how they want to be buried. Many people are choosing cremation instead of a burial, and that is another important consideration. Whether you talked to your loved one about what they would want, or you are choosing for them after they are gone, cremation services can be the right choice for a number of reasons.…

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Frequently Misunderstood Terms To Know When Planning A Funeral

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Planning a funeral is a way to pay tribute to your loved one, and many people consider this challenging task an honor. Knowing terminology that’s commonly used for funeral planning can help with communication during the entire process. As you set appointments and make choices for the burial and memorial service, consider these funeral-related terms. Arrangement Conference Although this term may sound a bit like a corporate retreat, it simply refers to the meeting where you make the acquaintance of the funeral director and other workers who will be assisting you with the funeral plans for your loved one.…

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Planning A Scattering Service: Three Details To Consider

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When a loved one chooses cremation service, he or she may choose to have the cremains scattered instead of being placed in an urn or interred in the ground. A scattering service can provide a wonderful option for families a graveside-style service. Here are a few details to consider when planning a scattering service. Choose A Location If your loved one hasn’t chosen a location for the cremains to be scattered, you’ll need to select a location.…

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Think About Planning Your Own Funeral

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Have you been thinking about planning your own funeral? Perhaps you recently attended services of a loved one or even an acquaintance. Doing so might have made you think about things that you liked at the service. Or, you might have thought of things you might have changed. Either way, if you are thinking about planning your own funeral, from selecting the music to buying your own headstone, here are some ideas that might help you.…

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