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How Can You Help a Friend as they go Through the Stages of Grief?

It’s not easy to see a friend and loved one go through grief. You want to help them, support them, and comfort them, but don’t know the right way to go about it. Every individual has a different wa...
By Ian Elliott
Thursday, February 15, 2018

5 Memorable Ways to Honor Your Loved One Once They've Passed On

Death doesn’t weaken the bond you shared with your loved one that has passed on and grieving family members look for ways to keep the memory of the dear departed alive. There are a number of differ...
By Ian Elliott
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I Have Pre-Planned At One Funeral home, Can I Switch Funeral Homes?

Planning a funeral for oneself isn’t always an easy task, but today many people opt for this type of funeral arrangement. They sign a contract with the funeral home of their choice and prepay for t...
By Ian Elliott
Monday, January 8, 2018

How Does a Celebration of Life Differ from a Funeral?

There are a number of different customs and traditions that deal with the loss of a loved one. Most follow these traditions and arrange for a formal funeral service prescribed by their religious or...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Holidays Without a Loved One - How to Cope

The grieving process is very challenging and many people approach it differently. But regardless of where a person is in the grieving process, holidays can be stressful and painful. Holidays are a ...
By Ian Elliott
Friday, December 8, 2017

3 Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Planning funerals can be a long, stressful, and painful process for a grieving family. Everyone has their opinion of how these funerals need to be carried out and that can lead to conflict. The bes...
By Ian Elliott
Monday, November 27, 2017

Can I Have a Cremation and a Visitation?

Many people believe that they can’t hold a visitation before the cremation and that makes them hesitate to make a choice. Visitations offer family members and friends the opportunity to say their f...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Previous Posts

Personalizing a Funeral Service on a Budget

Funerals can be expensive, and it seems that the more personalized you decide to make a funeral, the more the bill becomes. For those who are planning a funeral for a loved one, you can personalize...

Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

When a loved one dies, there are several options that are available to the family of the loved one that has passed. While most people think of burial, many people are turning to cremation. Crematio...

Online Grief Support Resources

For those families and individuals who have lost a loved one, the grief that they are feeling is hard to understand. No one can truly know how another person feels from the loss of a loved one. How...

The Crucial Role of a Funeral Director in the Funeral Process

When a loved one passes, those who are left behind are often at a loss as to all that needs to get done and be completed. Not only is there the funeral to plan, but there are papers to submit to pe...

Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

For those who opt for cremation, finding a final resting place for these ashes can be a huge decision that is often riddled with obstacles. Why? There are several things that must be met in order t...

Recommended Reading Selections for Funeral Services

One of the aspects that must be decided on when you are planning a funeral, whether you are pre-planning your own funeral or you are planning the funeral of a loved one, are the reading selections ...

Pre-Planning: The Time is Now

Have you pre-planned your funeral? Did you know that more and more people are doing this to save their family from the heartache of planning this for them? It is becoming more common for people to ...