The Complete Guide to Burials

When a loved one dies, one of the immediate next steps is planning the burial. Even those who opt for cremation may choose a cemetery burial, making this a critical consideration for virtually everyone. While it may seem overwhelming at first, with Gardens of Memory Cemetery’s simple step-by-step planning guide, you’ll…...

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Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, but it can feel overwhelming. Start here with Graceland’s Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral.  With step-by-step insights and actionable strategies for finalizing every detail, you’ll have the tools you need at your fingertips. Because funerals often happen just days after death…...

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What To Wear To A Funeral

With funeral traditions changing so quickly, what to wear has become a very common question. In the 1970s, for example, it was unthinkable not to wear your traditional best to a funeral. Men wore a suit, or jacket and tie), and women wore conservative black dresses. Wearing your best clothing…...

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The Complete Guide to Cremation

Planning a cremation doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. You can learn everything you need to know with our simple and comprehensive guide to cremation....

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Three Tips for Writing a Eulogy: Getting Started

by Carrie Phelps & Jaime Hollander Losing a loved one can be a difficult and painful experience, but it also presents a unique opportunity to...

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Choosing Sympathy Flowers: Flowers & Their Meanings

You don’t have to be a professional florist to know what flowers to include in your sympathy arrangement. Here is a guide on how to choose sympathy flowers, including types of flowers to send and their meanings. Food and flowers can bring a measure of comfort to those grieving the…...

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How to Write an Obituary: Five Tips

We’ve all read the traditional obituaries packed with the the names, places, people, career highlights that defined a person’s life. And while these examples should make it easy to put pen to paper, when we’re called on to write an obituary, they can often complicate an already emotionally charged situation.…...

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Which to Choose: Burial or Cremation?

How do you choose between cremation vs. burial? Not sure what you prefer? Here are some things to consider to help you make the best decision. Advantages of Cremation The cremation rate in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past 15 years, according to a report the Cremation Association…...

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What to Do First When Someone Dies

Who do I call? What should I say? Here’s what to do first when someone dies, and what to do in the hours and days that follow. What should you do first when someone dies? Death isn’t something we encounter every day so when a loved one passes, the minutes,…...

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