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Why finding a good grief support group really helps

  If you have recently, (or even not so recently), lost a loved one, please consider finding a grief support group. There is no one way to grieve and everyone moves through grief at a different pace.  But being surrounded by other people who know what you’re going through can make all the difference when it comes to healthy healing. …

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Find a grief support group for healing in the Lynchburg Area

Grief is not a journey you need to take by yourself; a grief support group can come alongside you so you don’t have to walk this road alone. After losing someone you love, it can be tempting to isolate yourself. Even the simplest tasks like eating dinner, returning a text, or getting out of bed can feel impossible. There is …

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How Prepaid Funeral Expenses Benefit Your Family

It may seem a bit premature to consider prepaid funeral expenses when you are relatively young and healthy. But you might be surprised at how much peace of mind having your funeral expenses out of the way can bring to you and your family. Here are a few benefits of taking care of your funeral expenses now. Prepaid funeral expenses …

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Creative Ways to Use Cremation Remains in Honor of Your Loved One

If you or a loved one has chosen cremation, you may be considering creative ways to honor them using the cremated remains. The possibilities are nearly endless, so take some time to consider your loved one’s unique personality, and how they might like to be celebrated after they are gone.  If you are planning for yourself, be sure to leave …

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Burial Planning: When is the right time?

When it comes to burial planning, there’s no such thing as being prepared too soon. The sooner you start to consider what your wishes are, the sooner you can gain the peace of mind that comes with being prepared. Even if you are relatively young and healthy, consider now how you might want to be buried after you’re gone. Do …

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Is a celebration of life right for your loved one?

More and more families are choosing a celebration of life ceremony as a more joyful alternative to the traditional funeral. So how can you honor your loved one’s memory with a celebration? Here are some ideas to get your started: Consider throwing a party A celebration of life can look any way you want it to. From elegant and formal, …

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Understanding Veteran’s Funeral Benefits

Planning a veteran’s funeral presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges during a time of stress and sadness. It’s important to fully understand what benefits your family may qualify for, which may help lift some of the financial burden off of your loved ones. What benefits can I expect? According to the VA, their monetary burial benefits have been …

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Making Family Memories in Roanoke, VA

Looking to create some for exciting family memories this summer in Roanoke, VA? From museums and parks to farms and zoos, locals have several options for a special day out with the family. Top 4 Places to Make Family Memories in Roanoke, VA 1. Mill Mountain Zoo Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke provides an interactive experience that will surely provide lifelong …

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Funeral Flowers Etiquette

It is custom to display flowers from friends, family, and coworkers at the funeral of someone who has passed away. They are a symbol of remembrance, and add color to a solemn atmosphere. Not everyone knows the right funeral flowers etiquette, so we have compiled some basic rules that should to be followed when sending funeral flowers. Funeral Flowers Etiquette …

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The Meaning Behind 5 Different Types of Funeral Flowers

When you are choosing flowers for your loved one’s funeral, you may want to consider the traditional meanings behind different types of funeral flowers. The arrangement you pick should reflect your relationship with the deceased as well as cultural and possible religious significance. The Meaning Behind 5 Different Funeral Flowers Lilies – The lily is often a go-to flower for …