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Difference Between a Funeral and a Wake

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:54:00 AM America/New_York

When a loved one passes away, you may want to attend one or more formal gatherings. These gatherings allow you and other members of the family to pay last respects before saying your final farewell. Funerals are sometimes filled with traditions, and some customs call for multiple events. Most people might think of the funeral as the final service, but some families host what’s called a “wake” or a “viewing” after the funeral service. It is expected that close family members and friends attend at least one or all of these events, but you must understand the differences between these services before deciding to attend them. In this guide, we determine the difference between a funeral and a wake, so you can know what to expect and how to behave. Keep reading to learn more.

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History of Funerals

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:51:00 AM America/New_York

Funeral rites are as old as mankind itself. Every culture and civilization has a unique way of attending to their dead, and many of those traditions have survived to this day. The three most common funerary forms include some type of ceremony, funeral rite, or ritual. Most communities designate a sacred place for the dead and commemorate the dead with memorials. With close to a century of experience in the funerary industry, the historical significance of funerals is of great interest to us. In this article, we examine the history of funerals and how they have changed over the course of millennia.

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Working with a Funeral Home

Monday, March 5, 2018 11:34:00 AM America/New_York

Planning a funeral is not a responsibility we face every day. While shopping for caskets, headstones, burial plots, and other provisions may be a simple task for some, others might not have a clue where to start. With almost a century of experience in the industry, Legacy Headstones is an excellent resource for funeral planning. In this article, we take a closer look at working with a funeral home, as well as the services and expenses you can expect while planning your loved one’s memorial service or your own. Keep reading to learn more.

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Privately-Owned Cemeteries

Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:57:32 AM America/New_York

Cemeteries are places where bodies of the deceased can be buried and cremated remains of the deceased can be stored or scattered. These places provide a significant sense of finality for the family members and friends who may be grieving a loss. However, not all cemeteries are created equal. There are several differences between public and private cemeteries, as well as laws that govern them. Today, we examine the laws and regulations pertaining to privately owned cemeteries. Keep reading our article to learn more.

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Ways to Cope with Your Grief

Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:34:04 AM America/New_York

We all face grief at one point in life. Grief may follow the loss of a loved one, friend, or family pet. Loss in any form can be stressful and cause a major emotional crisis. You may experience a broad spectrum of emotions that you can’t explain or understand. In this article, we examine the different stages of grief and different ways to cope with your grief regardless of whether the loss was expected or sudden. Keep reading to learn more.

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Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!


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