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Ways to Help a Child's Grief by Involving Them in a Funeral

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Funerals are always difficult occasions, a mix of the sweet and the sad as you remember someone’s life but mourn their passing. As hard as it all is for adults, children can find the experience of losing somebody even more difficult, particularly if they’re young and are struggling to fully understand what’s happening. A great way to help children come to terms with their loss and cope with their grief is to get them involved with the funeral.…

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Understanding the Cost of a Funeral

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When a family member dies, it can be a devastating experience. In the midst of this despair, you will need to deal with a lot of bureaucratic things, such as registering the death with the local authorities, arranging for the storage of the body and arranging how the funeral will be paid for. This final point can be something which can be confusing. Below is a guide to how the cost of a funeral will be calculated.…

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4 Ways a Funeral Home Can Help With an Eastern Orthodox Funeral Service

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If you are Eastern Orthodox, your faith community and church will take care of a lot of the funeral process for you if you lose a loved one. However, you may still need the help of a funeral home. Here’s what a funeral home can do: 1. Prepare the Body Traditionally, many people who are Eastern Orthodox prefer to do some of the preparation of the body on their own. This includes washing and dressing the deceased and may include anointing the deceased with oil.…

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Polished Granite Headstones: A Cleaning Guide

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Polished granite headstones look majestic and are very strong, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require cleaning from time to time. Care must be taken when cleaning a granite headstone, as using the wrong tools such as metallic brushes or strong chemical cleaners can result in scratching and staining. Below is a step by step guide to cleaning a polished granite headstone. Check for Existing Damage The first step you should take is to check the headstone for any damage such as flaking, erosion or cracks.…

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Planning a Funeral for a Loved One Who Wore Makeup: Four Things You Need to Know

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If you are planning a funeral for a loved one who always wore makeup, you may want to provide the funeral director with some of your loved one’s makeup. Before doing that, however, you may want to understand a bit more about the process. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Funeral directors have makeup on hand. Funeral directors use makeup on all of their deceased clients, regardless of whether or not they wore makeup during their lives.…

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Use These 3 Ideas To Honour Your Loved One At His/Her Funeral

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is very challenging. The mourning experience is usually very emotional and overwhelming. One of the best ways to honour your loved one is celebrating his or her life at their funeral. You want to make sure that you remember some of the best memories and times with the deceased. For this reason, thinking outside the box or having unique ideas at the funeral is a great way of honouring their life.…

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What a Funeral Director Will Do For You

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The death of a loved one can be expected or it can be very unexpected. Either way, when someone is grieving their loved one, the last thing they should need to worry about is the funeral. The funeral director will help make all the choices that need to be made to ensure the funeral service represents the life of the family members’ lost relative. Loving Care The funeral director will most likely be the person who embalms the deceased’s body.…

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Why Caskets are Worth Their Weight in Gold

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Fox Business cites that a prices for caskets can start as little as $500 for a traditional pine coffin to over $10,000 for caskets made with metals such as bronze. Some funeral homes may make it difficult to determine why one casket costs so little and another, that looks identical, costs so much. While you try to narrow down a casket that fits your needs and budget, consider the following reasons that high-end caskets are worth their weight in gold.…

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