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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 …

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How to Find the Right Words of Sympathy

It’s hard to know what to say to someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, but it’s important to find words of sympathy that let the mourners know you’re thinking of them. They need to know that they are loved and supported during this difficult time. If you feel stuck, here are five ways to jump-start your …

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Who Has the Legal Authority to Make Funeral Arrangements?

When someone dies, who has the legal authority to make the funeral arrangements? It might seem like a simple question, but when families are trying to make arrangements during the stressful time immediately following a death it can get complicated.  And if the family doesn’t live nearby, it can become even more convoluted. This question is one that almost every …

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5 Summer Activities that Will Create Lasting Family Memories

Summer brings with it the opportunity to create lasting family memories. School is out and the weather is warm, it’s time for some quality time with your family! Here are five fun summer activities that will create lasting family memories your kids will look back on for years to come. 5 summer activities that will create lasting family memories. 1. …

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Meaningful Condolence Quotes for Your Sympathy Message

Writing a heartfelt sympathy message can be very difficult. Many of us are afraid of saying the wrong thing or sounding insincere and because of this, it is often hard to know where to start. Sometimes phrases like, “I know how you feel” or “I’m sorry for your loss” can fall flat and seem less heartfelt than you intend simply because …

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Leave a Legacy with an Online Photo Album

Knowing what life was like when your grandparents were children and remembering stories from your family history become more important the older you get. You miss your family members and you want to feel connected to them. Unfortunately, those memories fade as time ticks by. Old photographs bear the faces of people you don’t remember and there’s no one around …

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7 Summer Traditions Your Children can Pass On

Traditions are a beautiful part of any family. Each one is something that is uniquely yours, that bonds you with past and future generations. Now is a great time to start some summer traditions that your children will be sure to continue with their children. You’ll enjoy quality time with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime. …

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Guidelines for What to Wear to a Funeral

General guidelines Traditionally, mourners choose dark-colored attire when attending funeral services. As a rule-of-thumb, if you would feel comfortable wearing the outfit in a professional business meeting, a job interview, or a traditional religious service, it would be an appropriate choice for attending a viewing or funeral as well. Splashes of color (e.g., a scarf, earrings, pocket square, tie) are …

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10 Time Capsule Ideas

  Traditionally, a time capsule preserved documents until they could be discovered by someone in the future. In your own life, you can use time capsules in much the same way: to preserve records about your life to share with future generations. This way, your great-grandchildren will never have to say, “I wish we knew more more about Grandma and …

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What to Write in a Sympathy Card

Deciding what to write in a sympathy card can feel overwhelming. What can you possibly say to people when they’ve just lost someone so important? The fact that you are saying something is what matters. As long as you write with care and love, the recipient will appreciate the gesture and be glad to know you’re there for them. You …