It is impossible to generalize concepts in African religions because they are ethno-centric, or based on place and group of people, but I’ve done my best to communicate a little cultural information. In most African religions, death is not seen as an end to life, but a change in circumstances.
We get a lot of questions that are based on misinformation from grieving families. We want to clear some things up so there’s no confusion as you execute your pre-need plans. Let’s talk about some common myths and misunderstandings that people have about the funeral industry. You can have a viewing and still be cremated. Continue Reading
As you can imagine, we have seen a lot of different funerals in our time. After a while, you’d think these gatherings would all look the same, but we marvel at the personal touches and fresh ideas that each and every ceremony has to offer. Because we’re always admiring these differences, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite unique traditions. Make the funeral for your loved one memorable and distinctive with small but impactful additions like these.
It is a standard practice in the United States to embalm our dead. The preservation of cadavers allows us to hold open-casket funerals days or even weeks after death occurs. The embalming process has a fascinating history that goes back all the way to ancient civilizations and mummification. In this post we’ll explore the embalming Continue Reading
Across the world, families perform rituals of mourning, ceremonies of respect, celebrations of life, and ordinances of honor for those who have passed on. In a previous post, we discussed some funeral traditions culturally ascribed to The Americas. Let’s take a look at just a few European traditions to better understand their cultural influences.
If you have these difficult decisions ahead of you, whether because you are completing your own pre-need planning or because you are planning for a loved one, take a look at both posts to weigh the pros and cons.