The Complete Guide to Burials

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…...

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Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral

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…...

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The Complete Guide to Memorial Services

The Complete Guide to Memorial Services Planning a memorial service can often seem complicated, especially when trying to plan one in the midst of your grief. To help you, we’ve created this simple Guide to Memorial Services. Here you’ll find everything you need to get started and to navigate the decision…...

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Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide

Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. So begins author Joan Didion’s memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking” in which she shares what life and grieving were like after her…...

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5 Things to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving

5 Things to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving Though we’re all well acquainted with how to celebrate happy occasions with people, sad ones are more fraught with worry. It’s sad, it’s awkward, and it’s hard to know what exactly to say when someone you know experiences a loss. Whether it’s…...

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10 Things You Can Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss

Things You Can Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss After a lifetime of helping families with final arrangements, we can tell you that the most frequent questions we get aren’t about headstones, caskets, memorial services, or burials. When people ask those questions, what they really want to know…...

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What To Wear To A Funeral

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…...

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The Complete Guide to Cremation

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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Choosing Sympathy Flowers: Flowers & Their Meanings

  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…...

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One Simple Rule: How to Write a Sympathy Note

One Simple Rule: How to Write a Sympathy Note It’s surprising but true: many people avoid sending much-needed sympathy notes because, simply, they don’t know what to write. While it can seem overwhelming to strike an appropriate tone and find the “right” words, know that the recipient isn’t reading your…...

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