Memorial Service

Dos and Don’ts of Expressing Sympathy

It is often difficult to find the words to express sympathy to a friend or family member who has just experienced the death of a loved one. Heartfelt condolences can bring comfort to those left behind, yet expressing your sympathy inappropriately may hurt the person you most want to help.…...

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What To Write With The Flowers

You’ve found the perfect bouquet of flowers to bring to the funeral using our special guide, but now you need to know what to write in the card. Finding just the right expression of condolence can be of great comfort to the family that has lost a loved one, and…...

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Papers Rightful Place in the Natural World

Concern for the environment is quite a priority nowadays with everyone. We are all aware of the damage done by past generations, and are determined that such mistakes should never be repeated. Happily, despite widespread beliefs to the contrary, the paper making industry is doing no harm to the world’s…...

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Best Funeral Poems

Whether it be for a eulogy, a program or something to end the service with, a poem can often take the emotions we’re feeling after a death and put them into a beautifully worded work of art. Below is a collection of poems and prayers that will help you get…...

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Obituaries: Do we still need them?

Obituaries are the most common way for us to become informed about deaths that occur in our communities. In most periodicals, the terms “obituary” (derived from the Latin word for death, “obitus”) and “death notice” have come to be used synonymously....

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The Emotional and Spiritual Healing of Home Funerals

The comforts of home are never more crucial than when grieving the loss of a loved one. Home after-life gatherings offer families and surrounding communities unmatched solace while celebrating life. During this time, it is especially necessary to lean on your family and your clergy for spiritual and emotional healing.…...

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The Modern Woman’s Guide to Funeral Dresses

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…...

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3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season

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…...

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Flowers and Funerals: What Should I Get?

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…...

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