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Honor Your Loved Ones this Holiday Season

Losing a loved one can be difficult at any time of the year. When death occurs during the holiday season, it can be particularly painful. Given how much emotion and how many memories are tied to the season, it is understandable. Not only will this be the first holiday without…...

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3D Printers Are Disrupting the Funeral Industry

Perhaps, one of the last industries one would expect technology to affect would be funerals. The fact is, however, technology is already making changes in how final arrangements are handled. This includes online streaming of ceremonies, social media, and online condolences. There is one area of technology that is having…...

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Thinking About Planning a Home Funeral?

As funerals and final services continue to evolve, there is a growing trend that is taking place. That is the choice of having home funerals. Home funerals are pretty much what it sounds like. The care of the body is left to members of the family and friends and viewing…...

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Personalizing a Funeral With Unique Song Selections

As funerals become more customized and personalized and celebrations of life become more popular, music is playing an increasingly important role in final services. While music played during services were once mostly religious and solemn in nature, songs chosen to honor the memory of loved ones has expanded to include…...

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Creating Meaningful Ceremonies

Throughout the centuries and all over the world, death has most frequently been followed with some sort of ritual or final service. These ceremonies may take place over the space of a few days or weeks. Many are deeply rooted in religious beliefs and many have changed throughout the years.…...

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How Creating A Better Bucket List Becomes A Blueprint For Living Your Best Life

How a Bucket List Can Help You Live Life More Fully Some associate a bucket list, a list of things you would like to do before you “kick the bucket”, as a negative thing. They may associate it with death. A well thought out bucket list, however, can actually serve…...

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How Flowers Personalize a Funeral

How Flowers Personalize a Funeral Sending flowers in memory of a loved one who has passed is a time-honored tradition that continues to this day. If you are part of the immediate family, in particular, personalized arrangements can be a loving touch. If you are a friend of the family,…...

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Creating a Digital Legacy

People make preparations for the end of life in a variety of ways. Some purchase life insurance, other will make out a will. There are those with living wills and those who will pre-plan and even pre-pay for their funeral. All of these are good ideas, but there is another…...

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Creating and Delivering a Memorable Eulogy

For many families, a eulogy is the centerpiece of final services. It is a spoken tribute of the departed, meant to invoke fond memories, perhaps some tears, and even a few laughs. Those who are asked to a deliver a eulogy should be honored by the request. By following a…...

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Listening Do’s and Don’t When Someone is Grieving

When someone you know and care about has lost someone dear to them, it can be difficult to know what to do or say. Words can seem inadequate and finding just the right ones may seem impossible. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help them, and you, get through…...

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