How to Write a Great Epitaph for a Gravestone

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An epitaph is an inscription on a tomb or a gravestone that honors the memory of a deceased person. The use of epitaphs can be traced to the ancient Egyptians. Epitaphs…

How to Select a Casket

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Casket Selection If you decide on a traditional burial for you or your loved one, the next important decision that you will need to make is determining the type of…

Selecting and Installing a Grave Marker

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We all have a need to memorialize those who have gone before us. For thousands of years, humans have used memorials to commemorate important people and events. By choosing a…

What is a Memorial Service?

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A memorial service is similar to a funeral service in many ways. The main difference is that at a funeral, the body is present as a focal point for the…

What Is Embalming?

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Embalming is the process of temporarily preserving a body for public viewing or transportation. The main function of embalming is to provide an opportunity for the bereaved family and friends…

What Are My Burial Options?

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Burial traditions across many cultures have one thing in common—that a permanent resting place is essential for honoring and remembering loved ones. When considering burial options for yourself or a…

What Is Green Burial?

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Green burials have become increasingly popular in recent years. Founded on the belief that death care practices shouldn’t be harmful to the environment, green, or natural, burials aim to leave…

What Should I Know When Considering Cremation?

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How Cremation Works Cremation is the process of using high temperatures and evaporation to reduce a body to its most basic elements. With cremation, the body is placed in a…

What You Need to Know about Anatomical Donation

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What Does it Mean to Be an Organ Donor and a Whole Body Donor? Anatomical donation typically refers to the donation of the whole body to medical or scientific research….

Should I Have a Funeral?

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A meaningful funeral can be beneficial in helping surviving family members process their emotions about a loss. According to an article in Psychology Today by Russell Friedman, grief expert, author,…