November 26, 2020

Funerals can be very expensive, with the average funeral in the United States costing several thousand dollars. The average cost of a funeral can vary greatly by location. That being said, there are practical ways to save on costs without being "cheap". One of the most difficult factors in controlling costs for a funeral is feeling guilty by not paying more or going with the "best" option. However, the suggestions below will show that you can spend less and get more by being savvy.

July 8, 2020

Purchasing and sending funeral flowers to the funeral home is one of the most common and time-consuming tasks when planning a funeral. This task can be made even more complicated if you are unable to visit the flower shop or funeral home due to several different reasons. If you want to simplify this task you should either speak with the funeral director or use our funeral flower service.

July 2, 2020

Sending sympathy flowers to the immediate family of the deceased is a touching way to show your sympathy and celebrate the life of the deceased. However, sometimes it's hard to know the etiquette and timing. Do you send them as soon as you are notified of the death or after the funeral? Sometimes it's hard to guess what would be best for those who are grieving.

May 26, 2020

It is always a good idea to include a note on any sympathy or funeral flowers you plan on sending to the deceased's loved ones. For many people this may be a difficult thing to write, either because they are not confident in their writing ability or they are overwhelmed with grief and sadness themselves. Remember that during these times you can rely on some timeless phrases to convey your sympathies and love to friends and family.

March 30, 2020

Cremation jewelry (also called urn jewelry) is a popular way of carrying someone's ashes (cremains) with you to remind your of their love and life. While cremation is now the most common disposition form in the United States, for many the thought of simply keeping their loved one in an urn on their mantle or not having their remains nearby after they have been interred or buried makes the use of urn jewelry a perfect solution.

March 26, 2020

Whether you plan on having a traditional funeral and memorial service or a modern "celebration of life", you will want to record who attended and give them the opportunity to share something. The funeral guestbook (or funeral registry book) serves as a way of recording who attended the funeral or memorial service and for those attending to have the opportunity to share condolences and a memory that can be both cathartic and healing for those who share it and the family of the deceased.

March 23, 2020

Funerals are an occasion that typically involves flowers being purchased both for a showing of sympathy and condolences towards the family who has lost a loved one and also for the funeral service itself. Below we will give you some insight into what you need to know when purchasing flowers for a funeral (or celebration of life), including where to buy, how much flowers cost, and what different arrangements and flower types are used for and represent.

February 11, 2020

It is common for friends and family to send sympathy flowers to the immediate family of someone who has passed away, especially to the spouse or partner. However, often times the phrase "in lieu of flowers, please ...." will appear either in the obituary or funeral invitations. For some, this may cause confusion during a delicate time.

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