There may be a time in your life that you will need to act as the executer of the estate for a friend or relative. There are many obligations that an executor is legally responsible for. In some circumstances the executor is personally liable if they do not handle the estate properly. Being an executor [...]
Filed under: Funeral Arrangements, Other Legal Matters on February 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
When planning a funeral for a loved one it is easy to feel rushed and vulnerable when it is time to start making decisions. It is suggested that the planning not be done alone but with the consultation of family members or friends. When planning a funeral the first step is to find out if [...]
Filed under: Funeral Arrangements, Funeral Basics on February 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
As the world becomes more environmentally conscience the desire to leave the earth a better place has extended to funerals. Green funeral are way to conduct a persons final arrangement and laying the body to rest in a way that has little impact on the environment. No non-biodegradable goods are used and neither are the [...]
Filed under: Alternatives, Funeral Arrangements on February 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
The relationship between plants and humans is often one of sustaining life for the latter, although with the rise of the “green movement” and being more environmentally conscious, the relationship is becoming more mutually beneficial.
Filed under: Funeral Flowers, Traditions on April 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
For many people, there is something reassuring in a bloom…
Filed under: Death Practices, Funeral Flowers, Grief and Grieving on April 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Nearly everyone has a fear of death, but there are some who refuse to accept its grip pulling them from the living world.
Filed under: Alternatives, History of Funerals on April 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
In many traditions all over the world, death is viewed as a transition from one existence to another. Life co-existed with death, both in the literal and metaphorical sense.
Filed under: History of Funerals, Traditions on April 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Humans have had a close association with the natural world to some degree…
Filed under: Death Practices, History of Funerals, Traditions on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Kali, Hades, Anubis — all well-known figures of mythology that are associated with the process of death and the transition to the afterlife.
Filed under: Death Practices, History of Funerals on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Although the influence of European missionaries has altered the ancient customs of Hawaii, the practices of old ways still exists in some places today.
Filed under: Death Practices, History of Funerals on March 14th, 2011 | No Comments »