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A Daughter’s Guide to Planning a Funeral

A Daughter’s Guide to Planning a Funeral They raised you, provided for you and supported every wish, whim, hope and dream. And now, when it comes to celebrating and commemorating your parent’s life, how do you pull all of the pieces together and both say goodbye and honor their spirit…...

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Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide

Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide When my father died my mother found herself alone for the first time in nearly 60 years. Since meeting at 18 they had done everything together, from college to first jobs to big moves, all underscored by a mutual thirst for adventure…...

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The Complete Guide to Burials

When a loved one dies, one of the immediate next steps is planning the burial. Even those who opt for cremation may choose a cemetery burial, making this a critical consideration for virtually everyone. While it may seem overwhelming at first, with Sunset’s simple step-by-step planning guide, you’ll ensure you’ve addressed…...

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Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, but it can feel overwhelming. Start here with Sunset’s Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral.  With step-by-step insights and actionable strategies for finalizing every detail, you’ll have the tools you need at your fingertips. Because funerals often happen just days after death…...

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The Complete Guide to Memorial Services

Planning a memorial service can often seem complicated, especially when trying to plan one in the midst of your grief. To help you, we’ve created this simple Guide to Memorial Services. Here you’ll find everything you need to get started and to navigate the decision making that comes with this life…...

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Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide

Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. So begins author Joan Didion’s memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking” in which she shares what life and grieving were like after her…...

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5 Things to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving

Though we’re all well acquainted with how to celebrate happy occasions with people, sad ones are more fraught with worry. It’s sad, it’s awkward, and it’s hard to know what exactly to say when someone you know experiences a loss. Whether it’s a friend, coworker or acquaintance, it’s hard for…...

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10 Things You Can Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss

After a lifetime of helping families with final arrangements, we can tell you that the most frequent questions we get aren’t about headstones, caskets, memorial services, or burials. When people ask those questions, what they really want to know is: “What do I do?” and “What can I say?” The…...

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What To Wear To A Funeral

With funeral traditions changing so quickly, what to wear has become a very common question. In the 1970s, for example, it was unthinkable not to wear your traditional best to a funeral. Men wore a suit, or jacket and tie), and women wore conservative black dresses. Wearing your best clothing…...

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The Complete Guide to Cremation

Planning a cremation doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. You can learn everything you need to know with our simple and comprehensive guide to cremation....

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