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Why We Need Funerals

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Tips on how to have a funeral that is meaningful and affordable

Since the dawn of human history, people have performed funeral rites to celebrate, respect, sanctify, or remember the life of an individual who has died. Though customs vary from one culture to another, a funeral is a time for communities and individuals to say goodbye, pay tribute, and offer or receive comfort and support. Learn more about funeral and mourning traditions and their importance in our lives, and get tips on how to plan a funeral that is meaningful and affordable.

Giving Sorrow Words: Why We Need Funerals

No matter what the circumstances of a life or a death, there is no reason not to mark the occasion of death with at least a simple private ceremony.

 

Should I Have a Traditional Funeral Service?

Through countless variations, the classic funeral format endures. But is it right for you and your family?

 

Burial or Cremation: Which Is Right for My Family?

For many, the tradition of burying the dead provides comfort after loss. But it's a complicated issue with many factors to consider.

 

Green Funerals and Natural Burials

A video guide to the growing eco trend in cremation, burial, and funerals.

How to Pay for a Funeral

A funeral is one of life's major events. Learn more about funeral expenses and get tips on how to save money.

What Kind of Flowers Should I Buy for a Funeral?

Funeral flowers are a beautiful reminder of the life and legacy of the deceased.

Why Choosing Funeral Music Is So Important

Funerals and music are almost inextricably linked.

Are You One of the 3 Kinds of People Who Should Consider Pre-Planning a Funeral?

If you fall into one of these categories, pre-planning your funeral is worth considering.

Plan a Funeral

Protect your loved ones from worry. Begin now to set up a reliable funeral pre-plan.