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Common Funeral Etiquette Questions

When should I visit? Upon learning of a death, intimate friends of the family should visit the home to offer sympathy and ask if they can help. You may prefer to visit the family at the funeral home. This setting may be more comfortable for you and the family, as they are prepared for visitors. [...]

2022-01-04T10:08:58-07:00January 24th, 2017|Funeral Etiquette, Uncategorized|

Choosing Music for a Funeral

Music is powerful and important to many people, and choosing to include music in a funeral or memorial service can help make the service particularly meaningful and personal. There are certain pieces of music that are commonly played at funerals or memorial services, such as "Amazing Grace" or Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World." However, [...]

2022-01-04T10:08:58-07:00December 19th, 2016|Funeral Advice, Funeral Planning, Uncategorized|

What’s the difference between “funeral flowers” and “sympathy flowers”?

Flowers for the funeral service go to the funeral home. The arrangements are often large and formal and provide decoration and serve as a tribute to the deceased. They will look best in a funeral home and at graveside services. Funeral flowers are usually not addressed to a particular loved one of the deceased but [...]

2022-01-04T10:08:58-07:00November 4th, 2016|Funeral Advice, Funeral Planning, Uncategorized|

Symbolic Meaning of Funeral Flowers

Lilies The lily is the flower most commonly associated with funeral services as they symbolize the innocence that has been restored to the soul of the departed. White stargazer lilies symbolizes sympathy and any type of white lily expresses majesty and purity. Carnations Long lasting and fragrant, carnations are a popular choice for sympathy arrangements. [...]

2022-01-04T10:08:58-07:00October 14th, 2016|Funeral Advice, Funeral Flowers, Funeral Planning, Uncategorized|

Ideas to Memorialize a Loved One

Remembrance Plaques Whether you place it in your home, office or church, a remembrance plaque is a wonderful way to memorialize the one you love. You can include a poem, memory, photo or simply dates of birth and death. Regardless of what you engrave on it, a remembrance plaque will serve as a reminder of [...]

2022-01-04T10:08:58-07:00September 10th, 2016|Funeral Planning, Memorials, Uncategorized|

Tips to Help Console a Grieving Friend

Recommend help. There is only so much that a friend or family member can offer to someone who is grieving without putting too much strain on themselves. Gently suggest seeking therapeutic help to give them a special place to cope with their loss. Continue to check in on them. At the time of a funeral, [...]

2022-01-04T10:08:58-07:00August 15th, 2016|Grief and Support, Uncategorized|
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