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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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8 Tips on How to Incorporate Meaningful Funeral Songs into a Ceremony

Many people choose to hold a memorial or funeral with music incorporated into the program. Funeral songs can add additional meaning, personalization and serve as a future reminder of your loved one’s legacy. The exact music you choose, however, is a deeply personal decision. In addition to several decades and…...

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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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5 Simple Steps to a Meaningful Funeral Slideshow

Funeral slideshows, or remembrance videos, offer funeral attendees a trip down memory lane. They are also a chance to get creative and personal during the ceremony by including videos, photos, music, and even speeches. With so many choices to make, the task of making a funeral slideshow can be overwhelming.…...

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Funeral Bond vs. Funeral Insurance

End-of-life planning is no easy task. Unpacking the pros and cons of funeral bonds, funeral insurance, and funeral investments can be overwhelming. However, understanding your options and planning ahead can ease the financial and emotional burden your loved ones will experience. Whether a funeral bond or funeral insurance is right…...

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8 Comforting Sympathy Gift Ideas

When someone close to you loses a loved one, it can be difficult to find the right words to express your support. Sympathy gift baskets, flowers, favors, and handwritten notes can all provide a sense of comfort and relief during a difficult time in someone’s life. You may not be able…...

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Future Interment Master Trust Explained

Losing a loved one is painful as it is. The cost of a funeral can be an unexpected burden. A future interment master trust is a great way to financially prepare for a funeral and alleviate that burden on loved ones. It allows you to prepay for the costs and…...

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What is a Funeral Celebrant?

If you are in the process of planning a funeral, you may be wondering who will you be working with and how the duties of each person involved are defined. The funeral celebrant is one of the most important roles in a funeral, as they coordinate and conduct the many…...

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3 Parts of Coping with Loss: Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement

The experience of loss and grief is universal, and almost everyone will encounter it in some form or another during their lifetime. This experience is often difficult, and it can be challenging to face the accompanying emotions ourselves or comfort others when we do not have an adequate understanding of…...

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