Hollywood Forever Resources


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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Recent Articles

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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How To Ensure Your Legacy Lives On After You’re Gone

People often wonder what will happen after they have passed on from this life. While the answer to “what happens after death” can depend on your personal beliefs, there is one thing that is bound to continue after your passing: your legacy. Your legacy includes what you leave behind, that which you pass on to others, whether it be[...]

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Why Funeral Pre Planning Will Help Your Family Heal

In the past few years, more and more people have opted to pre-plan their own funerals. While funeral pre planning may seem like a morbid undertaking, making these end-of-life decisions has often brought a sense of peace and clarity to the planner, as well as to their families. Preplanning your funeral can offer a measure of control over an[...]

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How Tell The Difference Between a Good Funeral Home and a Bad One

In the immediate aftermath of the loss of a loved one, emotions may be running high while thoughts can be muddled or confusing. Unfortunately, this is the state in which you may also need to make difficult decisions, including choosing a funeral home for after-life services. With so many options available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to[...]

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4 Ways to Preserve the Memory of a Loved One

After a loved one has passed, those closest to them often want to preserve and cherish the memories they shared together. While remembrances can live on in our mind, there are ways to create physical, emotional, or institutional opportunities so that these memories can remain for generations to come. At Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Funeral[...]

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How to Plan a Celebration of Life Service

Funerals can offer a place for grief, acceptance, and healing to occur. However, they don’t have to be as sombre as you might think. While the death of the loved one isn’t to be taken lightly, some people prefer a more joyful end of life ceremony. These ceremonies are usually called a “celebration of life” service. At Hollywood Forever[...]

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Why Funerals Are Important For Healing

Losing a loved one is never easy, and the grief journey is often different for everyone. While some may think of an impending funeral with dread or uncertainty, these ceremonies can actually provide an opportunity for those who are grieving to reflect, celebrate, or even find peace. Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Funeral Home humbly offer some[...]

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