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A funeral arrangement meeting can often seem daunting or overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve outlined what to expect and how to prepare.

Once a loved one’s remains have been cared for, you might find yourself wondering what do with ashes after cremation. What many people do not realize is there are far more options than storing the remains at home. Taking the time to plan a meaningful ash spreading ceremony can not only help you cope with grief but give your loved one a loving tribute.

How do you find a funeral home in your area to work with? If your answer is to simply Google something and pick one at random, you might be missing out. Click here to learn more about choosing a funeral home. We’ve covered things to look for as well as warning signs that should turn you away.

Did you know that in the 48 hours immediately following a loved one’s death, the deceased’s family could have to make up to 70 decisions? It can be an overwhelming situation, to say the least. In addition to dealing with the grief and stress of losing someone you love, you now have many important decisions to make in a limited amount of time. Click here to learn what to expect when making funeral arrangements.

Last year 2.7 million people passed away in the United States. With only about 1 out of every 5 deaths being preplanned, more than 2 million families had to plan a funeral service for their loved one. Burial or cremation service costs can add up quickly. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about funeral costs and provided some money saving tips.

While no two funerals are ever the same, the funeral planning checklist most people follow is almost always identical. For many of us, these steps are straightforward and seem like a no brainer. However, there are also many things that people often forget when planning a funeral.

Music is a powerful tool. It can help express our emotions, it can set a mood or atmosphere, and it can help us reflect on old memories. Music is a nice addition to any funeral service. A great funeral song tells a story, evokes emotion and provides the listener with hope for life after their loved one’s death.

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.

Each year, it seems that cremation services become more and more popular. Because of this, more and more families are beginning to plan memorial services. How do I plan a memorial service? What are some memorial service ideas? A lot of funeral directors have told us that they hear these questions almost every day. To help you make the planning process easier, check out the checklist we’ve created.

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.