5 Burial Alternatives You Should Ask Your Funeral Director About

4 March 2016
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Ancient manuscripts teem with burial customs that we consider strange today, but space constraints and the need for eco-friendly burial options has pushed people to find new ways to honour their dead. The result is an interesting list of burial options you might want to consider in place of the normal burial customs for your loved one. Ask your funeral director about any of these options if you're looking for something different for your own or a loved one's burial arrangements: Read More 

What to Consider When Writing Your Loved One’s Epitaph

29 February 2016
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When you choose your loved one's cemetery monument, deciding on the material and design is only half the battle. One of the most important aspects of a memorial headstone is the writing you put on it -- the epitaph. An epitaph is a short piece of text inscribed on a monument, written about the person who has passed away. Even if you have a way with words, writing your loved one's epitaph can be a difficult task. Read More 

3 Reasons Your Loved One’s Funeral Needs a Photographer

23 February 2016
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Did you know that it was common to photograph loved ones who had passed during the Victorian era? While this practice fell out of favour over the years, it is now becoming increasingly common to hire a photographer for your loved one's funeral. The idea may seem unusual to you, but a professional funeral photographer can actually be beneficial during the burial and beyond. Here are 3 reasons you might want a photographer for your friend or family member's funeral. Read More 

4 Reasons Why You Should Start Planning For Your Funeral Today

22 February 2016
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For the most part, funerals are unexpected. They are something that springs up on you due to the untimely and unfortunate passing of a loved one. However, this does not have to be the case. In fact, thanks to pre-planned funeral arrangements, you too can start to plan your funeral way ahead of time. Of course, the concept might sound a little weird to you. But here are 4 reasons why you should seriously consider it. Read More 

Four Rules to Follow When Planning a Funeral

18 February 2016
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Planning a funeral can be an emotional and stressful experience, but if it is your responsibility, there are some things to think about. The following rules will help you keep the planning organized and efficient, giving your loved one a funeral that helps everyone remember them fondly. Follow Your Loved One's Wishes The first rule of funeral planning is to use your loved one's preferences and wishes as a guide. If they had a will, it might include information about what they wanted for their funeral whether they already chose a casket and burial plot, or simply mentioned they wanted to be cremated and have their ashes spread in a certain lake. Read More