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Why You Need Permits To Scatter Most Cremains

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Scattering a loved one's ashes is a common way of completing a "burial" process when the deceased planned for cremation instead of actual burial in a coffin. While it's legal to scatter ashes, you'll find that in many cases, you need some sort of permit. Burying the ashes in an urn on property you own and scattering ashes far out at sea (several miles offshore) are two times when you usually don't need a permit.

8 August 2022

Exploring The Benefits of Streaming Your Loved One's Funeral Memorial Service

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Restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in many funeral homes offering live streaming for funeral memorial services since individuals were not able to gather in large groups in order to attend these services in person. While the use of these streaming services can still be a valuable solution to Covid-related problems, there are also many other benefits that come along with choosing to live stream your loved one's funeral memorial.

1 June 2022

Planning A Funeral? Answers To Your Financial Questions

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Funerals are emotional times for surviving family and friends. And because talking about money in even normal situations can feel taboo in American culture, many people are even more hesitant to discuss money when planning for the memorial of a loved one. To help you get the answers you need, here are a few common finance-related funeral questions you may have already asked.  Who Pays for a Funeral? Technically, the deceased person's body is part of their estate, so their sendoff is the purview of the estate as well.

1 March 2022

Managing Grief With Help From Your Funeral Home

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If your family has recently lost a loved one and one or more family members are struggling with grief, your funeral home may have a solution. Most funeral homes offer some form of grief management to help people get past the pain and back into their daily lives. The approach that each funeral home takes may be different. Talk with the director or staff to find out the types of support they offer and which of the following techniques are employed to help you and your family deal with the grief of your loss.

7 August 2016

3 Reasons You Don't Need To Fear Going To A Funeral (And One You Do)

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Death is an inevitable part of life that most people eventually learn to accept or make their peace with in some way. It's not always easy to face the death of others, though, and going to a funeral can seem scary if you have never been to such a service before. Here are three reasons that you shouldn't fear going to a funeral (and one you should). 1. Don't Worry! It's Really a Celebration of Life

27 July 2016

How To Talk To A Child About Death Before A Funeral

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Funerals are difficult for people of all ages and stages of life, but they can be even more difficult for kids. Children may get scared and confused, especially if they were close to the person who has passed away. Be sure to thoroughly prepare your kids for the experience of going to their first funeral by following these steps. Express Your Own Feelings One of the ways that children understand that it's okay to show their emotions is seeing how openly and healthily you are able to express your own emotions.

14 July 2016

3 Things You Didn't Know About Cremation

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Cremation is growing in many states, and for good reason. It's often a third of the cost of a traditional burial and allows a person to leave a physical part of themselves behind for family members to cherish or scatter in memory around the globe. If you have always been curious about cremation, here are 3 facts you didn't know that may help you understand the practice a bit more and why it is becoming such an in-demand funeral trend.

29 June 2016

Do You Really Want A Private Cemetery?

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If you own a lot of land and have been contemplating turning part of it into a private cemetery for your family, you may want to think about that very carefully. While it's nice to have the family so close and not have to worry about many of the costs that go into burying loved ones in public cemeteries, private cemeteries have their own problems. Take a look at these three issues before you go ahead with your plans.

14 June 2016

Steps For Successfully Planning A Co-Funeral

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Having two family members pass on around the same time can be especially devastating. Losing two people within a matter of days or a week is not unheard of in a large family, especially with one generation getting older. If you have two close family members who pass away at the same time, it may be easier on everyone and on expenses to plan out one funeral at a time. Here are some steps to properly planning a co-funeral.

3 June 2016

Must-Have Components Of A Sympathy Note For A Funeral Service

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When someone you love is coping with the death of a loved one, it's easy to feel helpless since you can't take away the pain. However, taking small actions can ultimately be quite comforting to the bereaved. One of the most powerful things you can do is write a heartfelt letter of sympathy. In fact, according to The New York Times, the condolence letter is as deeply personal as any communication could possibly be.

26 May 2016