Memorialization

Stress Awareness Month: 5 Ways to Cope with Stress While Grieving a Loss
April 14
Many life experiences cause stress, but one that isn’t often talked about is the stress from a loved one’s death. On top of making funeral arrangements and getting their affairs in order, you’re griev...[Read More]
10 Memorial Gift Ideas for Those Who Are Grieving This Holiday Season
December 2, 2021
Did your loved one lose someone special to them this year? Or even if it’s been several years since their passing, the holiday season may still be difficult without their loved one’s presence. To make...[Read More]
Five Volunteer Ideas to Honor Your Loved One This Thanksgiving
November 4, 2021
Grief is year-round when you lose someone special, but it’s especially difficult during the holidays, like Thanksgiving. One meaningful way to honor their memory while making a positive difference in ...[Read More]
31 Ways to Remember Your Loved One This Halloween
October 7, 2021
Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult during any time of the year, but especially difficult over the holidays. One holiday that’s coming up is Halloween. If your loved one enjoyed this time...[Read More]
15 Ways to Continue Your Loved One's Legacy Even After They're Gone
July 29, 2021
A loved one’s legacy is about more than just the objects they leave behind for others. But rather, it’s about the positive impact they made in the world and how they will be remembered by their family...[Read More]
10 Ways to Create a Personalized Funeral Service
July 22, 2021
By finding unique ways to create a personalized funeral service, you can honor your loved one’s life and what made them special. From the funeral theme and memorial displays to the service readings an...[Read More]
How to Grieve the Loss of a Pet
July 9, 2021
Until you have a pet of your own, you don’t understand the unconditional love and the bond. To many, they weren’t just a pet; they were an important member of the family. That’s why the loss...[Read More]
Memorial Trees Honor Lives While Helping the Environment
July 9, 2021
If you’re looking for a unique tribute that honors a loved one’s life while also making a positive difference in the world, then a memorial tree may be right for you! Memorial trees are greener, more ...[Read More]
Five Creative Ideas for Recognizing Grief Anniversaries
July 9, 2021
The anniversary of a loved one’s death isn’t easy, especially the first year after their passing. To cope with mixed feelings and emotions, families can grieve together and find creative ways to honor...[Read More]
10 Gift Ideas for Your Funeral Guests
July 9, 2021
After attending a funeral, providing the funeral guests with a gift gives them something to remember their loved one by. It doesn’t have to be anything large or expensive; something small and thoughtf...[Read More]
Summer-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
July 8, 2021
A summer-inspired funeral service doesn’t have to just be for funerals during the summertime. If your loved one’s birthday was during the summertime or if summer was their favorite season, y...[Read More]
Benefits of Online Memorials
July 8, 2021
When a loved one passes away, the next of kin will usually compose a newspaper obituary to communicate the information. While these notices are informative, obituaries often don't do justice to the li...[Read More]
Five Meaningful Memorial Ideas for Honoring a Loved One While Social Distancing
July 8, 2021
Finding meaningful memorial ideas may look a little different for a while as we practice social distancing. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still creative ways to honor a loved one’s memory wh...[Read More]
10 Fall-Inspired Ideas for Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
July 8, 2021
Did you lose your loved one during the fall season? Or, was fall their favorite season or when their birthday or another significant date was? Whether it’s fall outside or in your heart,&nbs...[Read More]
How to Honor a Loved One Who Died of Breast Cancer
July 8, 2021
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share ways to honor a loved one who died of this disease. From raising awareness and encouraging screenings to creating...[Read More]
Does Death Belong Online? Connectedness Etiquette in the Memorialization of Our Dead
July 8, 2021
Should we, as a society, accept that the internet has a place in the way we process grief, take care of the dead and memorialize loved ones?As the internet connects us more and more closely with infor...[Read More]
Seven Ideas for Participating in Visit a Cemetery Day
July 8, 2021
With October 25th being Visit a Cemetery Day, we want to share some ways you can participate. Rather than being a spooky holiday, it’s meant for honoring and remembering those who are no longer physic...[Read More]
How to Honor a Loved One This Thanksgiving
July 8, 2021
Whether it’s been one, five, or 10 years after a loved one’s passing, holidays like Thanksgiving can be difficult without their physical presence. However, there are many mean...[Read More]
How to Honor a Loved One During the Holidays
July 8, 2021
No matter how much time has passed after a loved one’s death, the holidays bring up memories and painful reminders of how things used to be. To make things a little easier, we want to help you find wa...[Read More]
Supporting the Bereaved With Cold, Hard Cash
July 8, 2021
I returned home one summer in university to support my mother as she lived out her final few months on earth. She had asked me not to take on a summer job, offering to support me through the summer so...[Read More]
Winter-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
July 8, 2021
If your loved one passed away during the winter, you can design a personalized funeral service that reflects the season. Or even if it isn’t wintertime, you can still bring winter indoors if it was th...[Read More]
10 Winter-Inspired Ideas for Grieving a Loss
July 8, 2021
Whether your loved one passed away during the winter or they had a winter birthday, these ideas can help you grieve and honor your loved one.From relaxing activities to more active ones...[Read More]
The Mormon Tradition of Making Funeral Potatoes
July 8, 2021
Wondering what to serve at a funeral reception? Funeral potatoes are a fitting way to feed your guests—for more reasons than just the name.  WHAT ARE FUNERAL POTATOES?  Funeral pot...[Read More]
Defining Delayed Grief and How to Cope with It
July 8, 2021
Grieving the loss of a loved one can look very different from person to person, especially since there are many different types of grief. One type of grief that’s not often talked about is delayed gri...[Read More]
2020 Memorial Trees: See How You Made a Positive Difference
July 8, 2021
Memorial trees are a truly unique and meaningful way to honor a loved one. During 2020, we honored hundreds of lives while making a positive impact on the environment. We planted more than 140,00...[Read More]