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Redefining How We Celebrate Special Days

When the worldwide pandemic happened in 2020, we began to see how people pivoted in order to still celebrate holidays, birthdays, and special occasions within the crushing constraints of mandatory lockdowns and mask-wearing. While much has changed in the years since, including vaccinations, boosters, and the elimination of mask requirements,…...

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How to Help a Grieving Parent: 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 that took them around the world and back.…...

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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....

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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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Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide

“Life changes fast. Life changes in an 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 was like after her husband, fellow writer John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly…...

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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....

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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....

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Choosing Sympathy Flowers: Flowers & Their Meanings

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of different types of flowers, or what a flower’s color means? You don’t have to be a professional florist to know what flowers to include in your sympathy arrangement. Here is a guide on how to choose sympathy flowers, including the types of…...

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What to Write in a Sympathy Note

The sympathy note that goes along with a floral arrangement or one that you write in a sympathy card you send in the mail has one simple rule, says the Emily Post Institute: Say what you truly feel....

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How to Write an Obituary: Five Tips

We’ve all read the traditional obituaries packed with the names, places, people, and career highlights that defined a person’s life. And while these examples should make it easy to put pen to paper, when we’re called on to write an obituary, they can often complicate an already emotionally charged situation.…...

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