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Dealing With Grief During The Holidays

While dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, many people find the holiday season to be a particularly difficult time. After all, end-of-the-year events are usually times of celebration and joy. It’s okay to wonder how to deal with your feelings right now. Whether you’re facing your first holiday season without a loved one or[...]

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Funeral Preplanning Is Important. Here are Five Reasons Why…

It can be difficult to think about the future. Regardless of what we do, there’s no sure way to know how things will work out. In reality, there’s only one guarantee: at the end of our lives, we will move on from this life and head into the next chapter of the unknown. That’s why preplanning a funeral can be one of the best decisions you[...]

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How To Explain Death To A Child

Processing the death of a family member or loved one is never easy for anyone. However, losing someone at a young age is a particularly impressionable experience. As a parent or guardian, it’s important to know how to talk to the young ones in your life to help them through this difficult time. 

These five tips will help you guide[...]

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How to Write a Eulogy

When a loved one passes away, those closest to them will need to fulfill particular duties. From contacting the funeral home and filing the necessary paperwork to notifying friends and family, pre-funeral preparation can be overwhelming. One of the more difficult things to be done is writing a eulogy for the deceased. Given at a funeral, the[...]

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What is Direct Cremation?

Perhaps the most selfless act you can do for your loved ones is to pre-plan your funeral arrangements and burial plans. It’s a thoughtful way to ease the burden of your passing for those closest to you, while also guaranteeing you will have the service you would have wanted. Whether you are planning for the immediate future or a much later[...]

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How to Choose a Mausoleum

When you think about a funeral, you’re likely picturing a more traditional ground burial or cremation ceremony. While these are tried and true options for after-life services, another option has been gaining popularity: mausoleums. This burial option is a particular favorite for those who aren’t too keen on being buried or cremated, as it[...]

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How to Write a Death Notice

If a close friend or family member of yours has recently passed away, you are likely beginning the difficult process of funeral planning and adjusting to your new normal without them. In the midst of working through your grief, you’re expected to fulfill certain obligations, including writing a death notice (also known as a death[...]

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Overcoming Grief: 4 Strategies for Coping with Loss

At Hollywood Forever, our mission is to help friends and family celebrate the unique lives of their loved ones while guiding them through their time of loss. Our compassionate and dedicated funeral home and cemetery staff has extensive experience helping those in our care navigate this challenging period, and we recognize that coping with grief[...]

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