Hollywood Forever Resources


Coping With Grief in the Age of Social Media

Social media is a familiar part of our everyday lives. It can make us feel more connected, yet at times perhaps more isolated. This paradox can feel especially true if you might have recently lost a loved one. You may have hundreds or thousands of friends or followers online, but only wish to speak to a few intimate relationships about your[...]

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Recent Articles

Things to Consider When Choosing a Grave Marker or Monument

Whether you are pre-planning for a funeral or dealing with an unexpected loss, there will be many decisions to make regarding the memorialization of the person who has passed away. Choosing between different burial options and even which types of flowers to gather, can be overwhelming. But what will you choose when it comes to identifying the[...]

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How to Plan an Environmentally Friendly Funeral

As the planet we inhabit faces its many challenges, many people are asking themselves what part they can play in helping the environment. While some have dedicated themselves to lessening their carbon footprint with steps such as driving only on certain days and others have cut out single-use plastics, many people are still considering how[...]

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How To Write a Sympathy Card

When someone close to you loses a loved one, it can be important to reach out. While some people might send a text message or make a phone call, sending a sympathy card is considered an appropriate and time-honored gesture of love and support. However, choosing the right words to include in a sympathy card can sometimes be daunting. That’s[...]

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Choosing the Right Burial For You

Every person on this planet is unique. No two people are the same, or ever will be. In life, we often make decisions based on our personality, ethics, likes, and beliefs. Why should this be any different when it comes to our passing from this life? There are many different burial options to choose from. At Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Funeral[...]

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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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