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Tips for Writing the Best Obituary

September 16, 2021

Inevitably, our loved ones will die—and so will we. When the time comes to announce the news, obituaries can provide comfort as well as inform distant friends and relatives about the death. A well-written obituary isn’t just a notification. It can be a touching tribute to someone who impacted our lives and won’t soon be forgotten. In some cases, truly exceptional obituaries go viral, creating one last opportunity for the deceased to make their mark. Understanding how to write an obituary using a sample or template is the key to creating a thoughtful tribute to others. When you’re in the... View Article

Tips for Planning a Military Funeral

August 31, 2021

If your deceased loved one served our country, you might be wondering how to plan a military funeral. As with any type of funeral, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into planning a military funeral. You still have to schedule the burial, decide on a monument, arrange a funeral guard and more. However, a military funeral has special considerations that most other funerals don’t have. If you’re looking to make things a bit easier on yourself, follow these tips for how to plan a military funeral: Speak with your loved ones: When planning any funeral, it’s good to get... View Article

What Can I Use to Clean a Headstone?

August 17, 2021

People wanting to properly honor their deceased loved one often take the time to clean their headstone. However, using the wrong cleaning materials could cause major damage to your loved one’s headstone. That’s why it’s important to stay aware of proper cleaning techniques and materials to use on gravesites. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about the process of restoring the headstone of one of your loved ones. The importance of cleaning a headstone While it isn’t always necessary, some people like to keep their loved one’s headstone looking pristine by cleaning it from time to time. Rain... View Article

How to Plan for Family Plots or Companion Gravestones

August 11, 2021

Planning for end-of-life services can be a difficult subject to tackle, but it is always better to be prepared for when the inevitable happens rather than trying to plan for it when suffering through grief. When taking on this kind of planning, it might be helpful to consider companion headstones or family burial plots. With companion or family plots, you can plan to keep the family together even after death. For surviving family members, having a family plot can be helpful to have a place to grieve and visit multiple family members at once. It can also be helpful to... View Article

Tips for Choosing the Right Photo for a Headstone

July 28, 2021

When a loved one dies, there are many decisions to be made. One of those is how to best memorialize them on a headstone. You can choose from many options, including text with a name and dates of birth and death or text with this information as well as a quote or phrase. You may also want to include an engraving as a headstone image. Thanks to modern technology, we now have more photos than ever of our loved ones, be they on our smartphones, our digital cameras or printed on glossy photo paper from film. Not all photos will... View Article