Death and end of life planning is something that a lot of people choose to avoid thinking about at all costs. For many people, scenes from television shows or movies about death and funerals have influenced what we think about death and end of life care. Thanks to our friends in Hollywood, this has led to many misconceptions and funeral myths that people believe to be true.
Unexpected Loss & How to Cope With Your Grief Originally published by Westchester Funeral Home Blog The sudden death of a loved one can be a difficult experience. Although we all know that death is a part of everyone’s life, the sudden death of a loved one will still be emotional nonetheless. It’s important to …
Nowadays, it is almost impossible to go to a funeral service without seeing flowers displayed. Even if you are unable to attend the service, many people choose to send flowers to express their condolences and be a part of the day nonetheless. To help you understand funeral flowers and everything you need to know about them, we’ve have created this helpful guide to assist you.
The food you serve at a funeral is an important part of any service. Families no longer want to mingle over plain old sandwiches. Funeral food has become the main event of some services with loved ones looking for food that wows as they celebrate the life of their loved one. Check out the latest funeral food trends that are transforming funeral services.
Traditional funerals, a celebration of life, or a memorial service are each distinctly different in their own ways. Whether you have been to one funeral or several, navigating these waters is never the same. The following are general rules for basic funeral behaviour. By following our funeral etiquette guidelines, you will feel prepared and ready for the service.
Casual, formal, business professional? While there is no specific dress code, wearing something that errs on the conservative side is always the safer bet. A funeral is a time to show your respect as you honor the life of the deceased, and your clothing should reflect that.
Spreading the cremation ashes of a loved one can be both meaningful and therapeutic. If you are interested in holding an ash scattering ceremony, click here to learn about popular ash scattering options.
Is your funeral home in need of a renovation? Learn how a few simple changes can modernize your funeral home and make it more inviting for families.
If someone close to you has just passed away, the family of the deceased may ask you take part in the funeral and serve as a pallbearer. While many people are aware of proper funeral etiquette and the role of the pallbearer, they may be hesitant about accepting the role. A pallbearer is one of the oldest …