Getting just the right outfit for a funeral is a delicate thing. You don’t want to be disrespectful to the deceased or their family but you also want to find something that you can feel good in and maybe even something you could wear again. Today we’ll go over just a few ground rules and then show you some great options.Read more: The Modern Woman's Guide to Funeral Dresses
“The cemetery is too small for his spirit, but we commit his body to the ground. The grave is too narrow for his soul, but we commit his body to the ground. No coffin, no crypt, no vault, no stone can hold his greatness, but we commit his body to the ground.”
- Dr. Ralph Abernathy
Most of us know about the life and death of the great Martin Luther King Jr., but many do not know any of the events that took place around his funeral and memorial services. Today, in honor of the life of MLK, we will unwrap history to peer into the ceremonies that laid to rest a giant of the civil rights movement.Read more: The Shocking Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr
Creating a different focal point
As an alternative to earth burial, cremation has a storied history. Over the past two centuries, it has been a topic of discussion and debate for the English courts, the Roman Catholic Church, baby boomers in the United States, and many others. Views continue to change, but one thing is for certain: the popularity and acceptance of cremation is on the rise – everywhere.Read more: Cremation on the Increase
With New Year's Day coming right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the goals and New Year's resolutions we all would like to work on. Whether it’s losing those last ten pounds, drinking more water or visiting your elderly parents more often, we all have things to improve upon. To help you with your New Year’s planning, we have one simple New Year's Resolution that we are confident you can accomplish in 2017: Pre-planning your funeral.Read more: The New Years Resolution You Can Accomplish
Our favorite Christmas songs all declare the greatness of the season: it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the weary world rejoices, joy to the world! But if you’ve lost a loved one, Christmas can be a reminder of the person that you wish was there with you. The question then becomes, how do you find joy when Christmas is hard?Read more: Finding Joy in Christmas After A Loss
For those of us in the midwest, Winter can be long, cold and rough. If you’re grieving the loss of a close loved one, the bleakness of the weather can make the process that much harder. While we can’t change the temperature or add more sunlight to your day, we’ve come up with 7 simple suggestions to help you grieve well during these winter months.Read more: 7 Ways to Grieve Well in the Winter
Christmas 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.Read more: 3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season
Dealing 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.Read more: Grief, Kids and Crafts: Easy Memorial Ornament Tutorial
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.Read more: Make a Lasting Impact on National Philanthropy Day
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.
Read more: Flowers and Funerals: What Should I Get?