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3 Tips for Explaining Death to a Child

Explaining the concept of death to a child is very challenging. Most parents want to avoid it as long as possible because they don’t want to introduce such a grim and sad fact of life. Sometimes th...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Most Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

There are a number of ways to honor and memorialize a decedent and provide solace to the family left behind. Most families want the memorial service to be comforting, familiar, and personal so they...
By Tom Gallagher
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Memorial Ideas for Veterans

If you’re stuck trying to come up with memorial ideas for veterans, there are a number of options open to you. There really is no way to properly memorialize our veterans, after everythin...
By Tom Gallagher
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Recommended Reading Selections for Funeral Services

When it comes down to personalizing a funeral service, one of the most important options to many are the reading selections that are chosen. Many people will want to select these ahead of...
By Tom Gallagher
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

4 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Funeral pre-planning can be an intimidating prospect for most people as they want to avoid thinking about death for as long as possible. While that’s understandable, it’s wise to consider the benef...
By Tom Gallagher
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Funeral Benefits Available for Veterans

Veterans that are serving or have served in the military are entitled to some funeral benefits whether they have died on active duty or outside of it. Veterans and their families should be aware of...
By Tom Gallagher
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

3 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Funerals are solemn and serious affairs and are attended by several grieving people. It’s important to be respectful and considerate while attending the service. People who haven’t attended a funer...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Previous Posts

Celebrant or Clergy Member: Which One Should You Choose?

The master of ceremonies at a funeral is called an officiant. They conduct the ceremony, carry out the associated rituals, and offer comfort to the grieving family. Different people have different ...

Different Methods for Funding a Funeral Service

Funerals can be quite expensive, and families often have to scramble to find the funds to finance the ceremony. This can add to the stress and grief the families experience, especially if they don’...

Finding a Good Estate Planning Lawyer or Financial Advisor

Finding the right, qualified estate planning lawyer or financial advisor doesn’t have to be as hard as it sounds. When working out end of life decisions, especially pertaining to wills, having a pr...

Techniques for Handling Challenging Anniversaries After a Death

After a life spent celebrating anniversaries and letting the good times roll it can be an incredibly difficult adjustment when that time comes around again after a loved one has passed away. All th...

How Does Proper Goal Setting Aid In The Grieving Process?

Setting proper goals is an important step in all aspects of life. They help keep us focused and organized when it comes to tackling any obstacle life throws our way. This is why setting goals is an...

Funeral Terminology

Funeral services are difficult at times and many terms and phrases used in this environment may be unknown to you. To help make things a little easier for you we've put together a glossary containi...

How Does Compounded Grief Affect our Coping Abilities?

Grief is a difficult emotion to cope with. Making it even harder is the fact that it tends to build on itself. This spiral can be hard to avoid, with many of us being more susceptible than others. ...