3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season

3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season12 5Christmas time can be joyful and painful for those who have lost a loved one. Memories of past holiday seasons with family and friends can often evoke renewed feelings of grief over your loss. Sometimes having a special time to remember your deceased loved one during the Christmas season can be very healing. Below are some events you can join in the Twin Cities area.

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Grief, Kids and Crafts: Easy Memorial Ornament Tutorial

Grief Kids and Crafts Easy Memorial Ornament Tutorial11 28Dealing with grief during the holidays is always a tough issue. When it comes to grieving children, it can often be an overwhelming task for the adult to know how to help. Children, especially younger children, simply may not have the coping skills that age and maturity bring; to know how to express their emotions in a way that is healing and helpful.

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8 Simple Tips for Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving

8 Simple Tips for Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving11 21Family gatherings can be tough for some people, even without the loss of a loved one. While you may already have the dish planned for Thanksgiving and the date and time in your calendar, if you’re grieving, the holiday season may be especially rough. To help, here's 8 tips for how to handle the holiday get-togethers while you're still grieving. 
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Make a Lasting Impact on National Philanthropy Day

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Make a Lasting Impact

With the National Philanthropy Day right around the corner, the perfect opportunity is upon us to talk about how you can carry on the legacy of your loved one’s passions and life work through the inheritance you’ve received. Philanthropy can be a healing experience on the long journey of grief and ultimately peace from the loss of a loved one. But to start the process, you’ll first need a few tips to help you get started.

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Flowers and Funerals: What Should I Get?

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Your close friend had a loved one pass away and of course you’ll be going to the funeral but you want to get some nice flowers to bring as well. The question is, which flowers do you get? Here’s a quick and easy visual guide to the top 12 funeral flowers and their meanings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honoring the Deceased on the Day of the Dead

Honoring the Deceased on the Day of the Dead10 31If you’ve seen women with painted skulls on their faces around this time, you are not seeing just another halloween costume, but a part of the celebration of Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. While this holiday may have been recently commercialized in the U.S., there is a rich history of the holiday that goes back thousands of years.

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Minnesota Medical Assistance & Pre-paying Your Funeral


MinnesotaMedicalAssistancePre PayingYourFuneral10 24As we age and begin to look at our options for financial help, many of us will turn to Minnesota Medical Assistance (MA), MinnesotaCare or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you are just beginning to look into your options, first you must understand what each program is and whether you would qualify. Once you have a grasp on those questions, you can then take steps to figure out how to reduce your total assets to reach the income limit by setting aside monies to pay for your funeral.

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Taxes and Your Legacy Planning

Taxes and Your Legacy PlanningDid you know that the taxation of certain assets is different depending on the type of asset? When it comes to leaving a lasting legacy for your family and the important causes you love, there are several key factors to consider.  Today we will cover some insightful tips to help you make the most out of your estate planning.  

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Practical Tips to Help Your Parent After the Loss of a Spouse

PracticalTipstoHelpYourParentAftertheLossofaSpouse10 3Losing a spouse can be one of the hardest things we will deal with in this life. Adjusting to the loss of your companion can be devastating and unbalancing. If your parent has lost their spouse, there are some things you can do beyond the funeral planning stage to help them in their grief.

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6 Easy Do’s and Don’ts of Funeral Etiquette

6 Easy Do's and Don'ts of Funeral EtiquetteYou’ve got a distant relative’s funeral to go to this weekend and as you’re getting ready, all these pressing questions pop into your mind. What is the best thing you can say? What are good gestures you can do for the family? How do I best respect the family and friends that will be there?

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Philanthropy A to Z | How to Decide Who to Donate To After a Death

Philanthropy A to Z How to Decide Who to Donate To After a Death9 19You’ve made the courageous decision to donate a portion of your loved one’s assets to a non-profit but now you need to figure out who should receive your generous donation. There are many organization worthy of your donation, so we've come up with a couple of ways to help you with this decision.

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