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Two tips for those planning a funeral for the first time

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If you will soon be planning a funeral for the first time, here are some tips that you might find helpful. Order the headstone from the funeral home at the start of the planning process. During your first visit to the funeral home, you should select and pay for the headstone that you want to have installed on your loved one’s grave. The reason for this is as follows; even very simple headstones can take a few weeks to create and install.…

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How to Cope With Arranging a Funeral for Your Loved One

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If someone you were very close to has died and you are too distressed to cope with making the funeral arrangements, you might find the following advice to be helpful. Ask for help from the funeral planner at your local funeral home. If you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the funeral arrangements, you should get in touch with the funeral planner at your local funeral home. As their title suggests, this person is trained to handle all of the most important aspects of planning a funeral, including hiring a clergyperson (if the funeral service will be of a religious nature), organising the transportation of your loved one’s body from the funeral home to the crematorium or cemetery, ordering the flowers, as well as all of the other minutiae associated with organising a funeral.…

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How to Restore a Cemetery to Its Former Glory

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When loved ones pass on, the remaining family always want to create a lasting memory that will commemorate their life and celebrate their contribution. Often, this is in the form of a headstone which is placed at the top of their grave in a local cemetery. While this tradition has been going on for many hundreds of years, it’s true to say that many people are opting for cremation instead and as such, the popularity of the grave site has declined.…

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3 Important Rooms in a Funeral Home

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Searching for a funeral home which can host the memorial service of a deceased loved one is never going to be a lot of fun. However, finding the right funeral home which has the facilities and amenities you and the other mourners will need. Many modern funeral homes will feature different rooms which can be used during different parts of the funeral service. Below is a guide to some rooms you may wish to use.…

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Choosing a Headstone: 4 Options

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Since the early days of human society, stones, trees and other objects have been used to mark the point at which a body was buried, or a person’s ashes were scattered. Over time, the types of stone used changed from rough lumps of rock into carefully crafted headstones. If you have recently lost a loved one, you may be considering the design of the headstone you wish to use to commemorate their life.…

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4 Ways in Which a Funeral Home Can Assist a Greek Orthodox Funeral

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If you have recently lost a loved one who was a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith, you will want to ensure that you plan a funeral service which follows the religious traditions of the Orthodox faith. Below is a guide to how a funeral home can help you to conduct a Greek Orthodox funeral service. Providing an Alternative Venue If there isn’t a Greek Orthodox place of worship in the local area, a funeral home should be able to serve as a substitute location.…

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Tips On Choosing A Suitable Memorial

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A cemetery monument provides a permanent marker of your loved one’s final resting place.  It also presents a unique and personal tribute to their life.  Here are some fitting suggestions on ways in which you can make your departed relative or friend’s monument truly personal. Engraving Perhaps the most traditional way of personalising cemetery monuments is by having them engraved.  You could choose to have some artwork included in the design that reflects your loved one’s interests and personality.…

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4 Excellent Reasons to Consider Cremation

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After a loved one passes, you will need to make some arrangements as far as handling their remains. If you are considering a burial versus cremation, it helps to know the benefits of each before making the final decision. Here are some reasons to consider cremation. You Can Save Money for the Memorial Service When you plan a funeral, there are a lot of different services you need to pay for.…

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How to Personalize Anyone's Funeral Service

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A funeral service is usually meant as a respectful way of saying goodbye to someone who has passed away, and is a way to bring closure to those who are left behind. However, some funeral services may seem very impersonal and not respectful at all because of their “cookie cutter” feeling. If you’re planning a funeral service for someone or are preplanning your own funeral, note a few ways you might personalize those services and make them more individual overall.…

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How to Pay for Your Funeral Before You Die

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Funerals can be a liberating experience, providing family and friends with that much needed sense of acceptance. But they aren’t cheap. In Australia the average funeral costs between $4,000 and $15,000. If you’re worried about the financial implications of your own death and want to relieve your family of the burden, there are numerous ways to pay for your own funeral. Pre-Paid Funeral Plans A pre-paid funeral plan allows you to pay some or all of the costs in advance and make your own arrangements.…

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