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Healing Through Art

Healing Through Art

Now, thanks to the internet, anyone can work directly with an artist to create a perfect memorial that uniquely reflects the spirit and personality of a loved one who has passed away. No knowledge of art is required - just a love for that person, and a desire to carry on a memory.......[Read More]
Picking Funeral Flowers

Picking Funeral Flowers

Before you start picking out funeral flowers, however, you might want to read the obituary carefully. Some people prefer that financial gifts be given to their favorite charity in lieu of flowers. If these are the wishes of your colleague's family, you certainly want to honor them.......[Read More]
What is a Eulogy Template?

What is a Eulogy Template?

Most people aren't aware that with a eulogy template, writing a eulogy is so much easier, especially as many of these templates can be found on the Internet. Hence, the purpose of this article is to inform the eulogizer that there are options available to him that will help him prepare a fittin......[Read More]
Funeral Software Enhances Prayer Cards

Funeral Software Enhances Prayer Cards

Prayer cards were once a standard, one-size-fits-all item. A name and some dates were all the personalization available. Today, prayer cards have become much more. With funeral software for funeral professionals, more personalization, means the can now truly be meaningful keepsakes.......[Read More]
Mini Memorial Gardens

Mini Memorial Gardens

After a loved relative or pet dies, many people decide to honor the deceased by planting a memorial garden. Unfortunately for some, what starts out as a noble endeavor can often end in a frustrating and costly experience. Find out what some common mistakes that novice gardeners make in planning a me......[Read More]
Eulogy Examples

Eulogy Examples

Death of someone who is close to our hearts is always a sad chapter of our lives, that can never be changed, that can never be erased. And with your grief you may find it difficult to be in perspective when one requests you to delver a eulogy in that person's funeral, that too, cannot be change......[Read More]
Choosing the Right Funeral Poems

Choosing the Right Funeral Poems

Funeral poems do not need to be sad or tearful, as long as they reflect the character of the person you have lost. You should always remember that the funeral is a way to celebrate their life, not their death. Losing a loved one is always hard; whether you have had to deal with loss before or not, s......[Read More]
A Funeral Tribute - A Fitting Remembrance for the Deceased

A Funeral Tribute - A Fitting Remembrance for the Deceased

The death of a member of the family is sure to bring intense pain and heartbreak to the other family members. Sometimes the pain is so strong that the surviving family members are overcome by grief and they feel as if the world has just stopped revolving. There's nothing wrong with grieving.......[Read More]
When Babies Die - A Mother's Journey

When Babies Die - A Mother's Journey

I didn't want another child. When the pregnancy test showed positive, I cried. My husband was elated, ready to add more to our tiny brood. But having been confined to the house with a 3 year old and a toddler, I had been looking forward to my freedom. ......[Read More]
Funeral Planning - Creating a Smart End of Life Plan

Funeral Planning - Creating a Smart End of Life Plan

Funeral Preplanning gives you the ability to choose your method of disposition, the exact type of services you want, and allows your family to focus more on things such as grieving and recovery. In addition, funeral preplanning is also a good thing for you because it allows you to make extremely imp......[Read More]
The Value and Tradition of Cremation Urns

The Value and Tradition of Cremation Urns

After the passing away of a loved one, the only thing that is in the mind of the family and relatives are the memories of the one who has passed. One of the best ways to store the memories, practiced is storing the ashes of the loved one in a cremation urn that has been a tradition following on from......[Read More]
Understanding the Stages of Grief and Loss

Understanding the Stages of Grief and Loss

As each individual is unique, so is their ability to grieve. Grieving is a process and researcher/author Elisabeth Kubler-Ross outlined five unique stages of grief that can help normalize the grieving process.......[Read More]
Funeral Prayer Cards For the Memorial Service

Funeral Prayer Cards For the Memorial Service

Funeral prayer cards are increasingly becoming a popular keepsake item that is distributing at a memorial service. Conveniently sized, most are the size of a business card, they can be kept easily in a purse or wallet as a special reminder of a loved one who has recently passed. Often they will cont......[Read More]
How Do You Determine What Size Wood Cremation Urn to Purchase For Your Loved One?

How Do You Determine What Size Wood Cremation Urn to Purchase For Your Loved One?

Many people would like to purchase a beautiful, hand crafted, wood cremation urn for their deceased loved one. Although, it may be hard to choose a wood cremation urn from the many choices available; the more difficult choice often lies in knowing what size of cremation urn is necessary.......[Read More]
Funeral Card Prayers

Funeral Card Prayers

A funeral card has a two fold purpose: It can be sent by the bereaved family to those who have been especially helpful during the death of a loved one or it can be sent by a family member, friend, or acquaintance to the bereaved family. There may be funeral card prayers that are included no matter w......[Read More]
Grandparent Grief

Grandparent Grief

DEATH OF A GRANDCHILD: This essay describes my grief over the death of my beautiful four-year-old granddaughter who was diagnosed at age 3 with brain cancer and suffered through painful and horrible treatments for ten months, until she finally succumbed. I describe in some detail the beautiful times......[Read More]
Funeral Music - Finding the Right Song

Funeral Music - Finding the Right Song

Funeral music can be an excellent way to truly capture the essence and spirit of your loved one.Though usually played softly, the music at a funeral can also shape the ceremony by reminding mourners of the type of person they have lost. Music can evoke powerful memories, emotions, and thoughts of go......[Read More]
How to Choose the Right Funeral Service

How to Choose the Right Funeral Service

It isn't too much to say that picking a funeral service is an important decision to make. It would only be done once for a person and that's that. You don't get a second chance so it would have to be perfect the first time around.......[Read More]
Eulogy Speech - A Simple Yet Difficult Act Towards Emotional Healing

Eulogy Speech - A Simple Yet Difficult Act Towards Emotional Healing

The passing of a loved one is on a par with the feeling of facing death - for your departed loved one physical death and the bereaved family and friends the emotional downfall. As most people often state, it is indeed those who have been left behind should be given sympathy and not the one lying on ......[Read More]
How to Use Engraved Stones in a Backyard Memorial Garden

How to Use Engraved Stones in a Backyard Memorial Garden

Although nothing can completely ease the pain of the loss of a loved one or pet, creating your own garden memorial with personalized engraved stones can help a bit as you create a haven at home where you can honor their life and memories. Stones with your personalized engraving are often used as foc......[Read More]