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Funeral Planning

A Daughter’s Guide to Planning a Funeral

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Daughter’s Guide to Planning a Funeral They raised you, provided for you and supported every wish, whim, hope and dream. And now, when it comes to celebrating and commemorating your parent’s life, how do you pull all of the pieces together and both say goodbye…...

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Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutes Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide When my father died my mother found herself alone for the first time in nearly 60 years. Since meeting at 18 they had done everything together, from college to first jobs to big moves, all underscored by a…...

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The Complete Guide to Burials

Reading Time: 8 minutes Complete Guide to Burials When a loved one dies, one of the immediate next steps is planning the burial. Even those who opt for cremation may choose a cemetery burial, making this a critical consideration for virtually everyone. While it may seem overwhelming at first, with…...

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Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral

Reading Time: 7 minutes Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral Planning a funeral doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, but it can feel overwhelming. Start here with Graceland’s Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral.  With step-by-step insights and actionable strategies for finalizing every detail, you’ll have the tools you need at…...

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What To Wear To A Funeral

Reading Time: 3 minutes What To Wear To A Funeral With funeral traditions changing so quickly, what to wear has become a very common question. In the 1970s, for example, it was unthinkable not to wear your traditional best to a funeral. Men wore a suit, or jacket and tie),…...

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The Complete Guide to Cremation

Reading Time: 7 minutes Complete Guide to Cremation Planning a cremation doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. You can learn everything you need to know with our simple and comprehensive guide to cremation....

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How to Write a Eulogy: 3 Tips to Creating a Heartfelt Tribute

Reading Time: 6 minutes How to Write a Eulogy: 3 Tips for Creating a Heartfelt Tribute When Steve Jobs’ sister Mona Simpson delivered his eulogy she began with herself, explaining her life before she first met her brother at the age of 25. Mona was raised by a single mother…...

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How to Write an Obituary: Five Tips

Reading Time: 6 minutes How to Write an Obituary We’ve all read the traditional obituaries packed with the the names, places, people, career highlights that defined a person’s life. And while these examples should make it easy to put pen to paper, when we’re called on to write an obituary,…...

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Which to Choose: Burial or Cremation?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Which to Choose: Burial or Cremation? How do you choose between cremation vs. burial? Not sure what you prefer? Here are some things to consider to help you make the best decision. Advantages of Cremation The cremation rate in the U.S. has almost doubled in the…...

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