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How To Plan a Fitting Memorial for the Departed

The one-year anniversary after the death of a loved one is always a difficult date to handle emotionally. As you grieve, think about ways to pay tribute to your departed loved one with a beutiful memorial.

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Danse Macabre: Dealing With Death in the 14th Century

As we deal with COVID-19 in the present day, we can look to the past to see how our ancestors used laughter to deal with tragedy. During the plague, paintings of dancing skeletons - the dance macabre - were very popular.

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Dying as They Lived: Unique Funerals Through History

While funerals are typically a somber time of quiet reflection, they don't have to be if the departed didn't want theirs to be. Here are some celebrity funerals that were creative tributes to those who passed.

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Embalming: An Ancient Art in Modern Times

Embalming is one of those things we know gets done, but we rarely think about. From its ancient origins to its popularization in America after the death of President Lincoln, it has a rather interesting history.

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Consider Sustainability When Making Funeral Arrangements

Death is an uncomfortable subject, but for many, it can be an opportunity to give back to the world one last time. From eco-caskets to being "turned into a tree", there are a variety of options for sustainability.

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Social Distancing and Grief: Funerals in the Age of Coronavirus

COVID-19 quarantine has upended the funeral business. That makes the grieving process even more difficult, but death care workers are coming up with alternative ways for mourners to celebrate the departed's life.

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Grief, Faith, and Coronavirus: How the Pandemic Has Changed End-of-Life Religious Practices

With stay-at-home orders in place due to coronavirus, end-of-life practices have received a drastic upheaval. Religious officials from almost every faith are finding creative ways to offer end-of-life care.

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How You Can Pay for a Funeral With a Tight Budget

A death in the family can come as a shock, both emotionally and financially, and many are ill-equipped to dish out thousands of dollars for a funeral on a moment's notice. These money-conscious alternatives can help.

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Interesting International Funeral Customs

While images of caskets, veils, and black ties come to mind for most Americans when we think about funerals, other countries and cultures around the world bury their dead and mourn their loss in entirely different ways.

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Finding Healthy Ways To Mourn

The loss of a loved one is never easy. Even months or years after the funeral, a simple thought can send you into mourning again. The grieving process is complex and difficult: here are healthy ways to get through.

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