Blog | Phillipsburg Memorial Company - Part 3

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Best Gifts During a Time of Loss

September 25, 2020

Many people wish to express their condolences through a gift. This is an excellent idea if you are close to the bereaved but know less about the deceased, but also works if you are both suffering the loss. However, being moved to give a gift and knowing what to get someone for a funeral are two different concepts. If you seek funeral gift ideas, here are six ideas for the best funeral gifts in Phillipsburg, NJ: Memory album: If you and the deceased’s family member shared memories together and were both close to the deceased, a memory album of the... View Article

How to Plan a Virtual Funeral

September 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused individuals, families and businesses to change almost every aspect of their routines, practices and methods. Amidst a national health crisis such as a pandemic, people continue to die unexpectedly, pass away from chronic illnesses and lose the battle against the coronavirus. With restrictions in place to limit the size of in-person gatherings, many have opted to host virtual funerals in Phillipsburg, NJ. What is a virtual funeral? With a virtual funeral, you give people the opportunity to celebrate the deceased’s life while mourning the loss and coping with grief. Like any video conference you’ve participated... View Article

Effects of COVID-19 on the Grieving Process

September 4, 2020

In many cultures and religions, remembering a loved one after their passing involves a large gathering of people. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended traditional memorial plans by restricting the size of crowds and encouraging social distancing practices. As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus, many people have questions about the burial process during a pandemic in Phillipsburg, NJ. Grieving during a worldwide pandemic Combining funerals and social distancing in Phillipsburg, NJ seems impossible. Family members and friends want to gather to pay their respects and say goodbye to the deceased. The CDC still recommends distancing interactions with... View Article

What’s Involved in Headstone Restoration?

August 4, 2020

Headstones are built with materials that are designed to hold up over long periods of time. However, all headstones will eventually start to see some wear and deterioration, especially those that are decades old and have been sitting out in the elements through all that time. If you wish to restore a headstone, it is important to follow the proper steps to get it done safely and correctly to preserve the quality of the monument for decades to come. Here’s a quick overview of the steps you should follow for headstone restoration in Phillipsburg, NJ: Carefully evaluate the existing headstone:... View Article

FAQs Regarding Grave Markers and Headstones

July 21, 2020

The process of planning a funeral and burial can be overwhelming for family members who have very recently experienced a significant loss. One of the many considerations family members of the deceased will need to take into account (if they weren’t left any instructions in the matter) is the grave marker or headstone used at the cemetery plot. Here’s a quick overview of some of the questions we most frequently receive about grave markers and headstones in Phillipsburg, NJ. How much does a headstone cost? The cost will vary widely depending on the kind of material and the type of... View Article