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Why are Headstones placed at the head of grave?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:10:55 PM America/New_York

As the name implies, it's called this because it is usually placed at the head.  Also Headstones usually face the east

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DIY

Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:49:39 PM America/New_York

In todays economy everyone is looking to save some money.  Maybe no one would think of making there loved ones headstone!  Do it Yourself Headstones just think of it.  With LegacyHeadstones.com website you can design a gravestone just the way you want it.  

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Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:40:49 AM America/New_York

We have many traditional holidays in america, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, forth of July, etc. etc. .  But Thanksgiving is a holiday that is about giving thanks for our many blessings as a nation and as a people, enjoying family and friends and eating some good food!  This Thanksgiving do something for someone, even if you don't know them.  You will be blessed for it.

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Burial Traditions Throughout History

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM America/New_York

The tradition of funerals and burial history has been diverse throughout the thousands of years that humanity has existed. While a certain reverence and respect for the dead has been paid in most parts, there are many methods in which this process was carried out. 

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Why It's Important To Respect The Dead, No Matter Your Beliefs

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM America/New_York

Whether you call yourself Christian, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist, there is a common thread that binds all people on this earth, and that thread is the reality of death. There is a reason that all religions have a dedicated ceremony specifically to respect the people who have moved on beyond this life. However, even people who do not consider themselves religious have an internal compass that naturally points to respecting the dead. These ideas may not be crystallized, but they are certainly there. 

Here are just a few of the reasons that it is in your best interests to respect the dead even if you are not religious.

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Talking to Your Kids About the Death of a Pet

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM America/New_York

Pets and children are a natural, loving combination. A pet's departure is often a child's first real experience with death, and parents can use the occasion as a teaching moment about the cycle of life and learning how to cope. Telling a child a pet has passed away is a difficult, but very important discussion that is best done in a familar and quiet space. The Child Development Institute offers helpful tips on how to accomplish this constructively.

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How to Bury Your Pet Legally

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:49:08 PM America/New_York

Losing a pet is never an easy thing to have to deal with, especially when you have become used to their comfort and love, and the process for grieving for a lost pet is often a painful one to bear, but did you know that in most cases, it is completely illegal to bury your pet in your own yard if you do not own the property yourself? Many people do not know this, and it can cause some serious problems if the land owner decides that they are not comfortable with you having buried your pet on their property. So what do you need to know about making sure that you have the legal ability to inter your beloved animal friend? Here are a few key points to keep in mind if you have the unfortunate task of finding a final resting place for your pet. 

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Tips for purchasing Headstones

Thursday, September 3, 2015 3:31:05 PM America/New_York

Tips for purchasing Headstones for Graves

  • Check your local cemetery regulations, about the gravestone size, dimension, and the gravestones they do not allow. For example, some cemeteries only allow granite and bronze headstones.
  • Decide the material, design, and inscriptionthat you want on the marker. You can go through various samples and choose the shape, style, and design of the gravestone you want, depending upon the nature and interests of the deceased.

    Furthermore, you can personalize the tombstone by getting a meaningful symbol or photograph etched on it. Besides, you can buy a pre-need monument for yourself. **Make sure you check and re-check your design for any errors, because once it is engraved on the gravestone its forever!**

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How To Tell Your College Student About A Death In The Family

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:00:51 AM America/New_York

Telling a child in college about the death of a family member is never easy, especially when the student is miles away from home or in the middle of midterms. In addition to the emotional upheaval devastating news of a loved one’s passing can create, campus life and classroom obligations can bring undue pressure and a conflict of commitments. Your student may feel torn between the obligation to complete important assignments and tests that could impact their future and the need to rally around family during their time of loss.

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Finding The Right Place To Scatter A Loved One's Ashes

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM America/New_York

After a loved one has passed, it can be difficult to determine where to spread their ashes when it's time to say goodbye. Many family members or friends are often left to question the best location due to a lack of specifications that were made by the deceased individual.

For those who are looking for a place that will honor their loved one, there are a few factors to consider during the process and to have proper closure.

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