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Creative obituaries are a new spin on an old tradition In the 1500s when the printing press became more popular and widely used, obituaries began as short death notices and usually contained only the deceased's name, date of birth, death date, and cause of death In the 1800s, longer, more elaborate obituaries began to show up in the London paper, “The Times"...

Funeral notices are necessary means of letting friends and family know about the death of a loved one Traditionally, these letters were sent out by family members or the funeral service provider in the mail to notify others of the specifics of the funeral Over time, the sending of these notices has taken varying forms as a way to get information to others quickly...

When someone close to you dies, the process of arranging a burial or memorial ceremony, as well as all the other aspects that come with the death of a loved one, can be overwhelming One aspect of planning a funeral or ceremony that should not cause you stress is deciding on the type of casket or burial vessel for your loved one Perhaps the deceased expressed interest in a certain type of casket or vessel...

“Every 10 minutes someone in the US dies by suicide Every 19 minutes, someone is left to make sense of it,” according to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention...

Planning a funeral service is no easy task, as people are weary and uncertain during such an emotional time Finding ways in which to express thoughts and feelings is difficult when there are no perfect words to say A funeral poem is a useful aid, as its words are specifically intended to help mourn and honor a loved one...

The older one gets, the more important it is to start an open, honest discussion on end-of-life preparations with your family and doctors Most people put off discussing the tougher questions related to passing on: --- How would I like to spend my remaining days --- Who will take care of me as I approach the end...

It can be difficult to think about what your responsibilities are when you are in the midst of a crisis, but chances are you`ll still want to respond appropriately to things like sympathy flowers and letters When someone has taken the time to select something beautiful to send along and let you know that they`re sorry for what you`re going through, it`s always nice to acknowledge this Displaying Sympathy Flowers One very nice way to make sure people know that their gift is appreciated is to display the flowers...

Gift giving is an all year round activity for people of all ages Finding original gift ideas for any occasion needs a little help from experts Christmas is the season for gift-giving...

The bereaved need the support, encouragement and time of their family and friends during the holiday season to help calm their thought and comfort their souls The grieving often try to maintain the same level of activity as they have in past years even though they may not be mentally and physically ready to do all of the usual activities – holiday parties, family get-togethers, shopping and meal preparation These bereaved loved ones need others to help them cope with their feelings during this stressful time in a healthy, less stressful way...

The gravesite marker is a permanent fixture; a tribute that will be seen and remembered for eternity It is therefore important to give thought to choosing the right marker for your family members Pre-planning for a death allows family and friends to act precisely in accordance with the wishes of the deceased...

Funeral speeches can also be called a Eulogy Eulogy refers to a speech being delivered at a memorial service In Greek, the word “eulogy” refers to praising or saying good things about the one who passed away...

With all the news lately about violent attacks, including Ann Pressly, the news anchor from Little Rock, Arkansas who was beaten to death and the members of Jennifer Hudson’s family who was killed, people are naturally wondering what happens to a loved one when they die a violent death I’ve met several ghosts who died from violent attacks One of the most memorable people I met was Tim McClean, the man who was beheaded on a Greyhound bus in Canada...

The holidays can be a difficult time for those that have lost a loved one The joy of the holidays makes emotions like grief and sadness much more profound and harder to cope with Valley of Life, an online memorial service, is built for bereaved and grieving families looking to honor a loved one in a long-lasting way...

One of the most poignant memories a person can have is a eulogy speech for a loved one that celebrated their life, and helped the survivor to focus on the life they lived, and not their departure If you can deliver a eulogy speech that will help a person to have that experience, then you have fulfilled your duty to the survivor and to the departed Perhaps this article will help you deliver such a eulogy speech...

There are stages to mourning that every person who experiences a loss must go through Often, people try to avoid properly going through the stages However, the most a person can actually do is delay progress...

Funeral music can be an excellent way to truly capture the essence and spirit of your loved one Though usually played softly, the music at a funeral can also shape the ceremony by reminding mourners of the type of person they have lost Music can evoke powerful memories, emotions, and thoughts of good times...

Funeral flowers are a time honored tradition of showing our love, respect, and affection both for those who have passed from this life and for those who are left behind They are meant to be a source of comfort and beauty in a dark time in a family’s life, and can also represent the continuation of life even though a death has touched us Funeral Wreaths One of the most popular of which is the wreath...

Losing someone close to us is never easy In her 1969 book titled, "On Death and Dying", Elisabeth Kubler-Ross lists the five stages of grief that most of us experience when we go through this situation By learning about these stages, we can begin coping with death more effectively, knowing that each stage will bring us closer to the end of the healing process...

In the world of Internet connections and email communications, keeping in touch has become much simpler This is even true when a loved one dies and we want to share our grief with friends and family members across the miles Online mourning has made this possible with tools to create an online memorial of your loved one and broadcast the service across Internet connections...

When someone dies, it is important to tell those who might have known the person This is usually done in the form of an obituary that is published in the local newspaper or on the Internet Writing an obituary is not an easy task, since you will still be reeling from the loss of your loved one...

Our deceased loved ones reach out to us constantly, and they do it in every way they possibly can They want us to feel their presence so we’ll know that they are well and that they are not gone There are many different ways our loved ones try to contact us, some ways are overt, others are more subtle...

Ghosts are people who, after their death, choose not to cross over to the Other Side, for various reasons Sometimes they've died a tragic death and they don't recognize that they're dead Other times they're trying to work out unfinished business and on occasion they're afraid they'll experience judgment and punishment if they cross over - so they don't...

Death is a robber and thief, takes away, but grief and sorrow can give it back As hard as it is and perhaps daunting at the time it is possible to recover from grief with new strengths, a new focus and a new direction To grieve is natural and healthy...

Preparing a funeral - Many people who have suffered a traumatic loss, would you believe are totally oblivious to what is involved when wanting to give their loved one a good send off - so as to speak Preparing for a funeral is not a topic that we like to speak of, however, regardless of likes or not, it is an important matter that needs to be addressed sooner than later In some unfortunate cases debt continues to rise after a bereavement due to one not being ready for a sudden death...

Funeral flowers chosen by the next of kin or close family for the top of the casket or coffin are usually diamond shaped or flowers made into the traditional shape of a cross The size of the casket flowers are quite often dependant on the size of the coffin however, the same designs are available in varying lengths to accommodate this Elongated sprays are traditionally made from white lilies with lush green foliage while crosses are normally composed from chrysanthemums or lisianthus, either on there own in the same colour or interspersed with other seasonal flowers...

They come each Sunday with their flowers and beach chairs, their photos and mementos of times now past, to sit by the beloved headstones that mark the last resting place of their warrior sons or daughters, these women of Section Sixty Despite the fact that Arlington National Cemetery has strict regulations regarding decorating trees that stand amongst the headstones, or leaving pictures and sweet remembrances at the gravesites, these mothers leave them nonetheless, even knowing that in a week, or two, or three, they will be swept away by the ground's caretakers, and that they will come back afterward with new pictures, new flowers, new love The Cemetery has become a gathering place for the tears of the mothers who have lost sons in America's current battlegrounds, and also for the sharing of sympathy, of love, of strength, of courage...

Having someone that you love commit suicide is one of the most painful human experiences imaginable It is a sort of grief that is hard to imagine unless you are aware of the victim’s circumstances or know them personally Even if you have experienced the loss of many other loved ones, even through tragic circumstances, dealing with the grief of someone who is gone because they took their own life is so much different...

Death, both to the living and to the dying, means many different things To some extent the meaning is different from person to person but many times our thoughts are based on our religion Each religion around the world has their own view on death, the process of dying, and what is done after death...

Sound like a sci-fi scenario - Unfortunately it is too real A new and very virulent mutant pathogen has infected patients in hospitals in at least 38 states...

Death and dying has always been an interesting issue to understand and interpret Each person has his or her own view of death and attitude towards it However, the society as the main influencer has a huge impact on people’s perception of death...

 
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