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Tips For Making Sure Your Loved One's Funeral Is Green

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If your loved one recently passed away and you know that they lived an environmentally friendly lifestyle before death, then you may want to honor them with a green funeral. Thankfully, there are many environmentally friendly options that you can choose from. Keep reading to learn about a few that you should consider. No Embalming Embalming fluid is a mixture of formaldehyde, methanol, glutaraldehyde and other solvents and humectants. Formaldehyde is a strong chemical that can easily seep into the environment after your loved one is buried.…

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4 Things To Consider As You Plan Ahead For A Funeral

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As we go through our lives, it can pay to be thinking ahead for the future. When we pre-plan for our needs, it can make difficult times a lot less stressful down the road. One thing that many individuals choose to prepare for early in their lives is their own funeral. You have the chance to outline your own funeral wishes and needs during your lifetime. While the thought may sound a bit strange to you or it may even creep you out, there are so many benefits to pre-planning.…

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2 Things To Check Out Before You Buy A Grave Marker

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When you have lost a loved one, you want to make sure that their gravesite is properly marked so that you can remember them, so other people can know who was there, and so everyone can find their grave. Grave markers, stones, and memorials are the best and easiest way to do that. Before you order one of those things, there are things that you should check into and think about.…

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Headstones For Veterans: Honoring A Decorated Loved One

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If you have a loved one who sacrificed for his or her country, honoring their service and their life when they pass is sacred duty. Showing respect for their service while creating a headstone that fulfills their wishes can be a delicate balance. Here are some headstone ideas for to help you honor your veteran: Insignia Each military branch has its own insignia. These insignias symbolize the branch’s values, purpose, and identity.…

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Ashes To Ashes? Thoughtful Reasons To Consider Cremation Instead Of Burial

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Part of comprehensive life planning should always include a plan of action for taking care of your final needs. As with any discussion relating to death, it is natural to feel somewhat uncomfortable and unsure of yourself when making this type of decision. But the fact remains that making your final arrangements is important for you to do and something that will be appreciated by the loved ones you leave behind.…

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Are You Planning The Funeral Of A Loved One?

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Has somebody you loved dearly passed away recently? If so, you might be the person who is in charge of planning funeral services. From gathering information to buying a special headstone, here are some ideas that might help you to plan the funeral service. The Spoken Word - Have you ever felt that, as you left somebody else’s funeral, you’ve learned more about that person than you did before his or her death?…

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Have a Plan for Those Who Talk Too Much in the Visitation Line

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When the line forms at a funeral visitation, it gives the chance for every attendee to offer his or her condolences to the grieving family. Most people in attendance understand the importance of brevity—they’ll approach you, share some words of encouragement and let you know that you’re in their thoughts, and then move along. There are sometimes other attendees, however, who either don’t know or don’t care about the protocol in this situation, and their actions indicate that they’re more than comfortable with taking up your time.…

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After A Death, These Signs Could Suggest That Your Child Needs Grief Counseling

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Explaining death to a child can often be a challenge, but will be something that you’ll need to deal with upon a death in the family. When a child’s grandmother or grandfather passes away, the child may deal with his or her grief in a number of ways. Ideally, your family will be so open to dialog that your child feels comfortable discussing his or her feelings about the death with you.…

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What To Do When The Decedent Donated Their Body To Science

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Hundreds of people donate their bodies to medical and science organizations, and experts have predicted the trend will continue in the foreseeable future as people look for alternative afterlife options. While donating a body to science can help the living, it can make it challenging for loved ones to plan a funeral. If you have to plan a funeral for someone who donated his or her body, here are a few tips to help you with the process.…

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Tips For Arranging A Funeral For A Veteran

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When you have suffered the unfortunate luck of having a loved one pass away, you may find that arranging for their funeral is a task that falls to you. In order to give your loved one a respectful farewell, it is important to be dedicated to providing them with the most respectful farewell possible. More precisely, individuals that find themselves need to do this can be unsure of the actual steps that they should follow when making funeral arrangements for a loved one that also held veteran status.…

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