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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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Debunking Top Funeral Myths

How we feel and what we think we understand about funerals is often outdated. We may take into account hearsay or believe what we see from old television shows or movies. The fact is, funerals are far different today than they were 100, 50 or even just 20 years ago.…...

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Keeping Traditions Alive Following a Loved One’s Death

When the death of a loved one occurs near a holiday or other personal celebration like an anniversary or birthday, it will certainly disrupt that year’s celebration. Families will often postpone or cancel any observances during the period immediately following a death. But is it possible to move on so…...

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The Importance of Updating Your Will

Making the decision to pre-plan for your funeral and establishing legal documents to make sure your wishes are carried out upon your death is rarely a pleasant task. Like many tasks involved in life, it can be challenging to accomplish but rewarding once it is successfully completed. Many people experience…...

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