Comfort Food: Planning the Post-Funeral Reception

Losing a loved one is a difficult and stressful time. Part of planning the funeral is arranging a post-funeral reception. The reception brings everyone together after the funeral to support one another. …

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Where to Hold the Funeral Ceremony: Funeral Chapel, Place of Worship, Another Place?

One of the hardest jobs a family has to do is prepare the funeral ceremony of a loved one. If a death is sudden it can be a heavy burden. As …

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Looking Ahead: 7 Reasons to Consider Funeral Pre-Planning

In 2017, the National Funeral Directors Association found that while 62% of people expressed the importance of making their wishes known regarding their funeral, only 21% actually did so. If you fall …

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Writing an Obituary: What to Include and How to Make It Meaningful

Writing an obituary is a way of honoring a loved one that lives on in printed copies and online versions for years. You want it to capture the person’s essence and serve …

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Local Funeral Homes: How to Find The Right One

There are just over 19,000 funeral homes in the United States as of 2019. With so many choices to choose from, it can be a daunting task for survivors to …

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Funeral Arrangements Checklist: Your Guide to Planning a Funeral

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever go through. After your loved one is deceased, it’s normal to feel unsure and emotional. …

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Understanding the Different Types of Funeral Ceremonies (And How to Pick the Right One)

Nothing about life is simple or routine. Every individual creates change throughout their life and touches the lives of others. When life comes to pass, it’s comforting to know that …

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9 Questions You Should Ask Your San Diego Funeral Home

An astonishing 6 out of 10 people feel they know very little when it comes to preparing for death. Although it’s a grim part of life, it’s inevitable. And when …

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Someone San Diego Should Know: Luisa McCarthy

She brought the tradition of Dia de los Muertos to National City cemetery LAURIE COSKEY: The San Diego Union Tribune She is a mother, a spouse, a friend and …

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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 …

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