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The History of the Hearse

The concept of the hearse, and its importance to the funeral procession leading to burial, is fascinating. The concept of transporting the deceased, and doing so in a way that draws attention and celebrates the life of those who pass, has existed for centuries and evolved many times.

It’s this attraction to the macabre that makes the[...]

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The History of the Hearse

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Planning a Green Funeral

Planning a Green Funeral

The prospect of a traditional funeral presents some challenges to the environmentally conscious. Policygenius outlines these challenges as it points out that funerals in the United States alone consume 30 million feet of wood for caskets. Add to this the 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid and 1.6 million tons of concrete used in traditional[...]

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Funeral Planning How to Honor Your Parents Legacy

Funeral Planning How to Honor Your Parent’s Legacy

A parent passing away can be one of the most heart-wrenching events a person will go through in their lifetime. As the bereaved processes their parent’s death and plans the funeral, they often consider how to best honor their parent’s legacy.

While there’s no right or wrong way to go about it, this guide may give you some ideas on[...]

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The Colorful World of Ghanian Fantasy Coffins

The Colorful World of Ghanian Fantasy Coffins

The dead are honored in distinct ways worldwide, but few nations do it as uniquely as Ghana. Ghanaian culture embraces funerals as a celebration of life by sending the deceased off in a fantasy coffin called[...]

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The Difference Between a Public and Private Cemetery

The Difference Between a Public and Private Cemetery

When someone passes away, the family has to make many difficult decisions. One of which is determining the right cemetery for their remains. If the loved one hasn’t left specific instructions or wishes, the mourners may need to choose between a public or private cemetery.[...]

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Jewish Funeral Traditions What to Expect When You Go

Jewish Funeral Traditions: What to Expect When You Go

Many Jewish funeral traditions today are the same as those adhered to in ancient times, following the practices described in the Torah and classical rabbinic texts. While Jewish communities may observe and practice these customs differently, many aspects are shared. From the funeral ceremony to sitting Shiva, this article shares what to expect[...]

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The Jewish Cemetery Tradition of Leaving Stones on Graves

The Jewish Cemetery Tradition of Leaving Stones on Graves

If you’ve ever been to a Jewish cemetery, you may have noticed stones placed on graves or in front of burial niches or crypts. The practice of placing stones on graves is an ancient Jewish tradition that comforts mourners and honors the[...]

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Top 5 Most Beautiful Mausoleums in the World

Top 5 Most Beautiful Mausoleums in the World

By their very nature, mausoleums stand out among other burial options. These elaborately built and decorated structures uniquely immortalize the lives of the deceased. It’s no wonder many influential figures throughout history built mausoleums to showcase their wealth and enshrine their legacy forever.

With this in mind, let’s take a[...]

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Can I Sell My Burial Plot

Can I Sell My Burial Plot?

Many people purchase a burial plot in advance for peace of mind. However, sometimes circumstances change, and they may no longer need it. They might move away from the area or choose another burial arrangement. 

This blog article walks you through the different options to sell a burial[...]

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The history of the coffin

The History of the Coffin

Although death is a universal experience, the customs and traditions related to it are not. Still, one object has been commonly associated with death and burial across various cultures for thousands of years: the coffin. 

The coffin, in one form or another, has been used throughout history to transport and preserve the deceased. Let’s[...]

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