Hollywood Forever Resources


What NOT to Say to a Grieving Loved One

When someone close to your loved one passes away, you may feel as if there are no words to express yourself properly. Articulating grief can be difficult, especially when the loss is recent. This difficulty can often be compounded when we see people who we love in pain or difficulty. This may trigger a desire or feeling of need to say[...]

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What To Wear to a Funeral

Choosing what to wear to a funeral can sometimes be a difficult and emotional process. When the grief journey is just beginning, it can feel like so many things need to be taken care of with snap decision efficiency. On top of that, you now have to decide what to wear to the service. For some, choosing a funeral outfit gives people a sense of[...]

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How To Decorate a Cremation Niche

Memorial and interment sites aren’t always associated with images of personal items and decoration. While a headstone may express some of the personality of the loved one who has passed on, it doesn’t always capture their unique spark. Flowers and tokens may be placed on a gravesite, but there’s little protection from nature and wear and[...]

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Post-Covid Funerals: What You Should Expect

The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about how the world operates, including funerals. At the height of the virus surge, funeral services and memorials were at an extremely limited capacity, with spacing requirements between those who were permitted to gather. Most services were held over Zoom to allow more people to support each other,[...]

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Tree Burial: Everything You Need To Know

When choosing how to honor the life of a loved one who has passed on, it is important to consider the things that they were truly passionate about. Would they have liked a traditional burial and ceremony? Would they have wanted their life to be celebrated in a different way? For people who were incredibly passionate about the environment and[...]

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How To Create a Meaningful Memorial Service

When we lose someone, the days following can often be a whirlwind of difficult emotion. In some cases people decide to delay a memorial service until more time has passed, allowing them space to process their grief and plan with a clearer mind. Having a memorial service at a later date also allows relatives and friends who live further away to[...]

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The Most Popular Funeral Flowers and What They Mean

While there are many funeral traditions and customs for memorial and funeral services, one of the most common is the presence of flowers. Historically, flowers were placed on a grave to shield those grieving from any unpleasant fragrances or smells. However, as time passed and the deceased were treated with more care, flowers evolved into a[...]

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Finding Meditation in Grief

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Whether sudden or gradual, the departure of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult experience to go through. The weight of grief can touch us physically and emotionally, at times affecting our general health. While the grief[...]

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The Benefits of Different End of Life Options

When it comes to planning end of life services, there are many different factors to consider. While traditional burial might be right for some people, green burial, cremation or entombment in a mausoleum is the preferred choice for others. It all depends on what you need, when you need it, and how you wish to be celebrated. Whether you’re[...]

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What’s The Difference Between a Visitation and a Funeral?

When a loved one passes, it is customary to plan a service that will bring friends and family together to celebrate their life. However, there are several key differences between the services, especially between a visitation and a funeral. While both are beautiful ways for loved ones to gather in remembrance of the person they have lost, it’s[...]

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