3 Things You Didn't Know About Cremation


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?


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


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


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

What You Should Never Do During A Eulogy


Going to the funeral of a loved one can be among the most stressful and upsetting things one has to do, and the immediate family members have deep needs within their grief at funeral services. They may ask those who knew and cared for the deceased to deliver a eulogy. If you find yourself writing a eulogy to help with the funeral planning of a loved one, you may want to start by knowing what to avoid in the eulogy.

26 May 2016

3 Ways To Honor A Loved One At A 4th Of July Picnic


After a loved one has passed, it's important to grieve and celebrate their life in the company of close family and friends. If your loved one has passed away near the Fourth of July, then there are multiple ways you can honor their life. Holding a Fourth of July picnic is an ideal way to gather friends and family together for a celebration of life. Along with regular picnic traditions, you can incorporate three different ways to honor your loved one.

23 May 2016

Three Weak Excuses For Not Sharing Your End-Of-Life Plans With Your Loved Ones


Have you planned your own funeral, or even shared any of your wishes with the people who will be responsible for handling your arrangements? It's usually not very high on people's to-do lists, although sometimes the sudden death of a loved one or colleague can spur you into action. However, avoiding the discussion is common and often leaves the survivors wondering what the deceased would have wanted. Many people simply make excuses for not pre-planning their funerals or even sharing their basic preferences for what happens to them when they die.

9 May 2016

Four Ways To Pledge Your Assistance At An Upcoming Memorial Service


When the family members of someone who has recently passed away plan to hold a memorial service in his or her memory, it might take place at a funeral home, such as Richard H Keenan Funeral Home, or in any number of other locations, including at the family's home. While funeral home staff will lend a hand if the event is held at the funeral home, it's worthwhile for you to offer your help if the memorial service will be taking place elsewhere.

25 April 2016

4 Types Of Cremation Keepsakes Ideal For Young Girls


For children, losing a loved one can be confusing, challenging, and often their first experience with death. To help a young girl mourn and underneath the death, you can purchase a small keepsake that holds some of the loved ones remains. This is a great way to give a special gift that is cherished for their whole life and gives them a way to cope with the loss. The following four products are specifically made with a young girl in mind and cater to all types of personalities.

8 April 2016

A Close Look At The Advantages Of Cremation Over Traditional Burial


Even though right now cremation is the lesser chosen route for people who are making funeral arrangements, it is not expected to be that way for long. It is actually estimated that by the year 2020, there will be more people who choose cremation than traditional burial. A big reason why cremation has become such a popular choice for many funeral planners is the fact that this choice comes along with a lot of obvious advantages.

30 March 2016