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Funeral Planning

Sympathy Flowers & Funeral Etiquette

While some final services are designed to be far more informal than in the past, it is still prudent to remember some simple forms of etiquette during visitation and final services. While most are common sense, it is always good to have a refresher. Know the difference between a memorial…...

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Green Burial? What You Need to Know!

The funeral industry has undergone significant changes in the over 125 years that Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes have been serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. In the last 10 years alone we have seen some major shifts. One of those has been in requests for more “green”…...

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Family Cookbooks and Other Celebration of Life Ideas

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory we’ve helped generations of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky families mark the passing of a loved one in personal, thoughtful and mostly traditional ways. Many ceremonies are religious-based, and others are more reflective of the personality of the deceased. Growing in popularity…...

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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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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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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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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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