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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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]