Archive for Funeral and Memorial

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Is It Too Late? Having a Delayed Funeral

The short answer: It is absolutely not too late for a delayed funeral! Ever. If you didn't get to have…
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10 Ideas for Funerals and Memorials When You Can’t Be Together

Families being scattered, unable to gather for funerals, is not a new thing. And, for that reason, virtual funerals aren't…
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What’s Your Question: Should Children Attend Funerals?

I was talking some friends a while back about when they went to their first funeral (that’s what you get…
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What’s Your Question: Coping When Funerals Bring Up Old Losses

We posted recently about remembering loved ones at weddings and we got a great comment asking us to post about…
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8 Guilt-Free Alternatives to a Funeral

Monday we tackled a reader question about whether it is ‘wrong’ not to have a funeral.  Like with so much…
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What Your Question: is it wrong not to have a funeral?

Today’s question came in as a comment from one of our readers who asked, "is it wrong not to have…
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Making Decisions on a Loved One's Behalf

Making Decisions on a Loved One’s Behalf

Today we are going to discuss the important task of making decisions on the behalf of a loved one, a position…
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How to write a sympathy card

How to Write a Sympathy Card

Why is writing a sympathy card so hard? It seems like it should be simple, yet even the most compassionate…
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What to Send to a Funeral Instead of Flowers

Sending flowers to a funeral is a customary--I'm not here to knock it. I know that sometimes flowers are the…
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