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The “Death Positive” Movement - A Complete Guide on How to Accept Death in Our Lives

Every time we speak of death, we think about suits and ties, veils and black clothing, a heavy casket, and a church. Dreary, grief, morose, depressing, cemetery, and expensive are also words typically associated with funerals. But what kind of words come to mind when you talk about death? Is it mystery or grief? Do you think about the painful loss or a tombstone? Nine times out of ten, it's going to be something negative, and it's perfectly understandable. What is the “death positive” movement all about? The Death Positive movement helps people to think and speak about death freely. It concentrates on family funerals, participation in the body preparation, and cremation/burial. It also includes talks about natural and green burial, specific ceremonies and rituals, as part of accepting death and decay as part of the natural world. The Death Positive movement is all about people being able to speak...

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Do We All Need to Write a Will?

Truth be told, we don’t really think about writing our own will. It’s not challenging, especially if you don’t own many properties. However, it’s all a lot more complicated when you have minor children that won’t be able to own your properties. Should that be the situation for you, you may have to name a person to care for the inheritance for your kids. Let's not forget that you also need to nominate someone to care for your children when you die. You cannot just go ahead and write your own will. There are specific laws that differ from one state to another. As you can see, there are plenty of things involved in the picture, so writing your own will becomes quite the task even if you have the online programs for guidance. Does everyone need a will? Regardless of what you may think, you don't need to own...

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Why Are Caskets Sealed - The Information to Read Before Making a Decision

Should you be in the situation where you have to buy a casket, one of the many things you’re going to notice is the sealing/non-sealing of the coffins. Obviously, there's a difference in the price between the two types, so it makes perfect sense to wonder if sealing is necessary. Is there a reason for sealing caskets? There are several reasons for which the caskets will be sealed. Keep reading to find out the most important ones: For reducing the risk of leakage If you need to transport the body by air, the majority of airline companies will require you to have the body embalmed or placed in a sealed container. The sealing will reduce the risk of any liquids to escape throughout transportation. For protecting the body People have always tried to protect the body of the deceased for a long time. It's an attempt to care for it...

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Casket Colors - Do You Know Which Color to Choose?

Ideally, you have plenty of time to choose a casket for your loved one or yourself. However, life has a particular way of surprising us, and we're rarely prepared for this moment. When you have to buy a casket, the variety of caskets may strike you, and selecting one can easily overwhelm you. It’s not a bad idea to check the types of caskets on the market. One thing, to begin with, may very well be the colors. What are the most common colors used for caskets? Almost everyone knows that wood and metal are the most popular materials used for caskets. Not many people know, though, which are the top color choices. Here they are: Brown Brown is honest and straightforward, and tells you a story about wholesomeness, reminding you of natural wood. It's simple, long-lasting, and is the perfect choice for a person that has been just the...

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Metal or Wood Caskets - What Counts the most when Selecting between the two materials
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Metal or Wood Caskets - What Counts the most when Selecting between the two materials?

Death isn’t the no.1 topic for regular conversations. Heck, it may never be the subject to talk about unless you have to deal with funeral services. Despite technology’s impressive development, we still don’t have another solution for ending life, and death will eventually come into our life. Whether you like to organize every little detail of your life and you're the one shopping for caskets, or you have to buy one for someone you've just lost, the market provides you plenty of options. It can get confusing pretty fast when you know nothing about it. You'd better start small and decide if you want to go with metal or wood, as they're still the top choices for materials. Is there a unique way to select a casket? Taking it slowly when selecting a casket is ideal. Even if you don't have the time, you should at least learn a thing...

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To Use or Not to Use a Burial Vault- A Complete Guide on Burial Vaults
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To Use or Not to Use a Burial Vault- A Complete Guide on Burial Vaults

In today's world of financial consciousness, more and more people are sitting on the fence about the amount of money they're willing to pay for a funeral. Adding a burial vault doesn't seem that important or necessary anymore. Most of the time, people attending a funeral don’t even get to see the burial vault (it’s only the people working at the cemetery and digging the grave). Therefore, spending somewhere between $500 and $1,000 for a burial vault doesn’t come easy to many. It almost doesn’t surprise anybody when people ask themselves if they really need to use a burial vault or not? Even if the question isn’t complicated, the answer is quite tricky. It depends a lot on the circumstance of the burial, but you should learn all the details on burial vault before making a call. How to describe the burial vault briefly? The burial vault is a tough...

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Is It Appropriate to Give Money at A Funeral? A Complete Guide on How to Show Your Empathy
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Is It Appropriate to Give Money at A Funeral? A Complete Guide on How to Show Your Empathy

No matter how much we read about it or how much we talk about it with our friends, participating in a funeral is seldom easy. Even if it's not someone close to you, being part of funeral services for a friend or colleague from work is difficult. Unless we're in the funeral business, we don't go to funerals very often. It's one of the many reasons for which we don't always know the best ways of expressing our respect, feelings, or empathy for the family members of the deceased. How to act a funeral service is not something we learn in school, and we’re not always aware of the protocols related to a funeral service. Is it ok to offer money at a funeral? We know that it's sad when you have to participate in a funeral. If we have some ideas about how to express our sorrow and regret,...

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Half-couch Vs. Full-Couch Caskets & Everything You Want to Know about Open-Casket Funerals
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Half-couch Vs. Full-Couch Caskets & Everything You Want to Know about Open-Casket Funerals

It goes without saying that caskets aren’t something that many people choose to talk about. More often than not, people don’t feel comfortable talking about death and funerals, so it makes perfect sense that caskets aren’t a common topic either. Having said that, one quick look at the caskets out there, and you understand that the variety is impressive. Finding one coffin that you like has never been easy. And one thing to begin with when buying is whether you want a split-couch or a full-couch casket. What’s the best way to describe a half-couch casket? Most of us have seen a half-couch casket before, as it’s the most common type of casket. As a matter of fact, when you think of coffins, the half-couch model is probably the first to come to mind. The lid of the half-couch casket includes two different pieces that are hinged together. If the...

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The Prepaid Funeral Plan- The Most Comprehensive Guide to Reading
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The Prepaid Funeral Plan- The Most Comprehensive Guide to Reading

One thing that people don’t understand is death. Even though humans know so many things, death is still one of the parts we cannot deal with. Just because you’re alive and well, for instance, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t think about death. On the contrary, it’s the perfect time to plan your funeral. We know it’s not easy to talk or think about it, but we all want to make it easier for the people who love us once we’re gone. Should you care enough to take a look at what's out there, nine times out of ten, you're going to read about how expensive a funeral can get. Even if you don't get the most costly casket or have the prettiest flower arrangements, funerals can cost a couple of thousands of dollars. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that you don't want your loved ones to worry about finance in...

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Do the Graves Always Face East? A Complete Guide on Which Direction Caskets Are Buried!
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Do the Graves Always Face East? A Complete Guide on Which Direction Caskets Are Buried!

The tradition of placing the casket/shroud covered body in the grave with the head to the west is common, and people know about it. At the same time, the feet are to the east. The body would be placed face up. In all fairness, it’s not very practical to utilize the west-east placement all the time, which is why the north-south placement turned out to be a great alternative. This time, the body was placed on the side, head to north, and face to east. Suffice to say, not all cemeteries and traditions allowed the position either.  Why caused the east-facing position? One may think that it’s for practical reasons, but east facing placement has religious causes. It seems that in Christianity, the star comes from the east. Some of the ancient religions (based on the sun) would bury the dead facing east so that they could face the "new...

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4 Aspects to Consider When Planning Your Funeral
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4 Aspects to Consider When Planning Your Funeral

One thing humans haven’t been able to solve so far (or the most significant anyway) is how to escape death. No matter how much science has developed, humans still didn’t figure out a way to avoid extinction. We know that death or funeral services don’t make the best topic for a conversation, but all of us will have to deal with it sooner or later. The later, the better, for sure. Which is why you may as well start getting all the information you need asap. For those of you who like taking care of every single detail of their life, planning their funeral service is almost natural. It's not the best thing to consider, but it's part of the accepting process of death. Like with everything else in life, a list of things to address when preparing for the end is more than handy. Here’s the list of things...

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Can You Be Buried Without a Casket? The Main Aspects to Consider
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Can You Be Buried Without a Casket? The Main Aspects to Consider

The times when only traditional burials were available are long gone. Nowadays, there are more options to choose from in terms of funeral services, and being buried without a casket or a coffin is one of them. Can we even talk about “casketless burials”? Should you only look for a straight answer, "yes" is the right answer. Even if it's going to take some time and effort, one can be buried without a casket. The most significant factor to consider, though, is that if a burial without a container is legal or not in the state and location. There are still several places where a burial without a traditional casket isn’t possible. However, there are alternatives. Something like “suitable container” can be used, so it’s up for the local enforcement agency or the cemetery to decide about the burial arrangements. When you’re interested in burying a body without a casket,...

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