Fascinating Funeral Customs from Around the World

There are many ways to lay your loved one to rest. Funeral traditions and death rituals around the world are incredibly fascinating. Some are no longer practiced and some even take place here in the United States. Here at the La Vista Park & Mortuary San Diego, we like to dive into those funeral traditions and learn everything we can. You wouldn’t believe what we’ve uncovered so far… La Vista Park & Mortuary San Diego Presents: Fascinating Funeral Customs Humans have been burying the dead since 60,000 BCE. Since then, superstitions have grown, beginning with the preparation of the body to leading the body to its final resting place. …

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Giving Yourself Permission to Grieve and Time to Heal

Losing someone is never an easy process. It often feels like the end of a chapter that you might not have been ready to close. Sometimes losing a loved one comes out of nowhere which gives you little or no time to seek necessary closure. While this is an extremely difficult experience to go through, we don’t always give ourselves the care and consideration to grieve properly. Oftentimes people would rather bottle up their emotions in an effort to skip over any feelings of grief or sorrow that they might have. However, avoiding the grieving process delays the healing that the grieving process offers. It’s …

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Honoring a Loved One: How to Create an Online Memorial

Honoring the memory of a loved one tests one’s endurance, as doing the best job possible requires channeling fortitude during a time of immense emotional fatigue. A funeral is the traditional and perhaps obvious choice, but it only lasts for one day. An online memorial, however, lasts for as long as you wish, and is an increasingly popular choice among those responsible for arrangements. Since they are a relatively new creation, learning how to create one isn’t common knowledge. If you want to build an online memorial but don’t know how to begin, you’re in luck. We’re going to help you build one that any …

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Tying Up Loose Ends: Taking Care of Business After the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is never easy. Whether it was an anticipated loss or unexpected, losing someone hurts. To add insult to injury, there are a lot of loose ends to tie when a loved one passes. No one should have to go through it alone. During this time, your world feels frozen while the rest of the world moves along. The shock of death makes handling the simplest tasks seem unbearable. Thus, surrounding yourself with a helpful support system is crucial, because as you will notice, putting someone to rest involves more than making funeral arrangements. What Happens After the Death of …

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On a Budget: A Guide to Planning a Funeral Service Without Excessive Expense

After the death of a loved one, it’s challenging to cope with the loss. On top of that, planning a funeral service can cause even more stress. You have to make sure you invite everyone who knew them. Then, you have to develop an agenda for the ceremony in celebration of the deceased. Not only is there pressure to get everything right, but a funeral also costs money. All in all, the event can become an expensive ordeal. In fact, the funeral home industry throughout the United States makes a significant amount of money. Already in the year 2019, the industry has generated $17 billion in revenue. If you’re …

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Honoring a Loved One: How to Create an Online Memorial

Honoring the memory of a loved one tests one’s endurance, as doing the best job possible requires channeling fortitude during a time of immense emotional fatigue. A funeral is the traditional and perhaps obvious choice, but it only lasts for one day. An online memorial, however, lasts for as long as you wish, and is an increasingly popular choice among those responsible for arrangements. Since they are a relatively new creation, learning how to create one isn’t common knowledge. If you want to build an online memorial but don’t know how to begin, you’re in luck. We’re going to help you build one that any recently …

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How to Help a Grieving Parent While Dealing with Loss

Losing a parent may seem like an insurmountable challenge. While you have to find your own way to mourn, family close to you are dealing with grief all the same. The death of a spouse can be devastating physically and emotionally. While you may be missing one parent, your surviving parent miss them just as much as you do. You want to know how to help your grieving parent, but you aren’t sure where to start. While you endure so many difficult feelings and emotions, it’s difficult to know what you can say or do to that will help your mother or father. Knowing the …

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Cremation vs Burial: What Are the Pros and Cons of Each?

Over 2.6 million people pass away each year, leaving their families to figure out what sort of memorial they would want. If you’re loved one has recently passed, we first want to offer condolences.  Now you’re faced with the decision of cremation vs. burial. It can be overwhelming to try and make an important decision like this during a time of grief.  We’ve created a comparison to allow you to consider the pros and cons of each. This way, you can make an informed and logical decision during this emotional time.  Comparing Costs  People often opt for cremation over burial because they perceive it to be …

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How to Make Funeral Arrangements: Your Personal Guide and Checklist

The loss of a loved one can be a tough thing to deal with. In this state of grieving, it is easy to be lost on how to make funeral arrangements. However, with proper planning, your loved one can be given an honorable last send off. Here, we guide you on what to do when faced with the challenge of planning the whole process of sending off a loved one. 1. Making the Official Announcement The first step in funeral planning is the official announcement of the passing on of the person. This communication needs to be made to all family members in the most …

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Key Funeral Etiquette to Remember when Attending a Procession

Nearly 3 million people die in the US every year. Most families will hold a funeral service to remember the deceased, and it can be a difficult occasion for many. When you plan to attend a funeral, you’ll want to prepare for proper etiquette and formalities. Wondering what to wear to a funeral? Not sure what to say to the bereaved? Here are some funeral etiquette tips to follow. Funeral Etiquette Rules to Follow Funerals are complex occasions that can often be difficult to navigate. Proper rules and customs can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re grieving. But a funeral is an essential occasion to uphold decorum …

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