Unique Ideas For Cremation Dispostion

More and more, cremation is becoming a prevalent choice for final disposition. The Cremation Association of North America estimates that by 2020, more than half of Americans will choose this option. Whether you're planning for your own final resting place or you're a...

Options For Arizona Gravesite Decorations

Many people choose to place gravesite decorations on their loved one's plot when they visit the cemetery. If your loved one is buried in the Mesa or Phoenix area, you'll need decor that can stand up to the sun and dry heat. This means you may be limited in the kinds...

Finding Comfort In A Grief Support Group

The loss of someone close to you is always difficult. While some people find it helpful to handle their grief privately, many people benefit significantly from connecting with others who are experiencing the same thing. One of the ways you can help yourself and others...

Understanding Graveside Funeral Etiquette

There are several components involved in a funeral. As a guest, you want to know how to handle each one. A full-service funeral, as it is known, typically begins with a service at a church. In some cases – often in the event of cremation – a memorial service may be...

Funeral Service Eulogies

When you are immersed in the emotional process of planning your loved one’s funeral, the details can be overwhelming. You may be wondering about how to handle the eulogy. Your questions may include how many people should speak and how long the eulogy should be....

Choosing A Memorial Service Venue

A memorial service can be a therapeutic way to remember your loved one and share memories. This type of service is helpful if some family members or close friends were unable to make it to a previously held funeral due to distance or timing. It can also be the right...

How To Care For Cremation Urns

Choosing a cremation urn for your departed loved one takes careful thought and consideration. You want to select something that reflects your feelings or your loved one's personality. Perhaps you prefer an urn that coordinates with your home decor. While your urn...

Irish Catholic Funeral Traditions

Every culture in the world practices some sort of ritual or ceremony in recognition of a death. Such traditions give surviving family and friends an opportunity to gather together, comfort one another, and share memories of their loved one. The Emerald Isle isn't just...

Guidelines For Visiting A Gravesite

Even though visiting a loved one’s gravesite is commonplace in our culture, you may still have questions regarding how such visits should be carried out. Are there things you should or shouldn’t do? How can you ensure that you show respect during your visit? Most...

A Brief History Of Embalming

The art of preserving deceased individuals dates back thousands of years. This practice has taken different forms in various civilizations. Method have involved everything from spices and perfumes to arsenic-laced solutions.