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How to Write an Obituary That Honors Your Loved One

After losing a loved one, you might want—or be called upon by a family member—to write an obituary to publish in your local newspaper or online. However, writing an obituary that perfectly honors and captures the spirit of your loved one can feel like an overwhelming task in the midst…...

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What to Post on Facebook When Someone Dies

If you’ve ever wondered what to post on Facebook when someone dies, or if you’ve debated whether to announce the death of a loved one on Facebook or other social media platforms, you’re not alone. Not knowing what to say when someone dies is a common feeling. Not only do…...

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Are Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Worth It?

If you’re like many people, making pre-paid funeral plans isn’t high on your everyday to-do list. That’s understandable. It’s hard to think about end of life issues. Some might find it sad or morbid to plan for a funeral, especially when there’s no immediate reason to think about death. But…...

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Social Media and Death

These are questions previous generations haven’t had to answer: what are the rules about social media and death? What should we do about social media when a loved one dies? Should we post about it? Should someone close their accounts? What’s the right thing to say on social media when…...

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What to Do When Someone Dies: After the Funeral

One of the hardest questions to ask is what to do when someone dies. It might seem that the work is done after you’ve celebrated and memorialized your loved one at the funeral or service, but that’s unfortunately not true.  Your loved one had a life filled with responsibilities, like…...

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What Is a Eulogy?

What is a Eulogy? If you’ve ever wondered what is a eulogy? you’re not alone. Simply put, a eulogy is a speech given at a memorial service to pay tribune to someone who has died.  A eulogy generally focuses on the deceased’s life: their interests, their family ties, their profession,…...

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What is a graveside service?

Funerals are different for everyone, as are all memorial and graveside services. However, graveside services are usually held outdoors at the site of the burial plot. Sometimes, the entire funeral ceremony is held as a graveside service. Other times, it is only part of the ceremony or excluded altogether. Whether…...

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10 Essential Tips on How to Arrange Bereavement Leave

Asking for bereavement leave isn’t always easy, but neither is losing a loved one. In addition to dealing with grief, those who have lost a close loved one may be charged with planning the funeral, writing an obituary, and sorting out the financial duties associated with it. Due to the…...

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