Tag Archives: Funeral

The Tradition of the Spanish Funeral

Fast interment, above ground niches, remaining close to the body

Different countries have different funeral traditions. The Spanish funeral focuses, among other things, on a rapid burial or interment. Many deaths in Spain occur in the home. The sick person’s loved ones usually start to prepare for the death a … Continue reading

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What is the Current State of the Funeral Home Industry? An Interview with Glenda Sheffield, Part One

A funeral home director offers her thoughts about the funeral home industry and its changing landscape

Today SevenPonds speaks with Glenda Sheffield. She is the founder, owner and Senior Director of Sheffield Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been in the funeral home business in one capacity or another for more than 30 years. Included … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Create a Memorial Table

Put some of your loved one's things on display to celebrate their life

Our Tip of the Week: One of the purposes of a funeral service is to recall memories. Some of these memories may be humorous and others serious. Still others will refelct important events in a person’s life, such as becoming … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Make the Most of a Eulogy

Use our tips to create a unique eulogy to commemorate your loved one.

Our Weekly Tip: Whether you’re writing one or listening to one, eulogies are never easy. While it is definitely important to recall memories of our loved ones after they have died, eulogies have a bad reputation as being long, upsetting and … Continue reading

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A Intimate Glance Into the Benefits of a Home Funeral

A mother mourns her daughter with a "non-traditional" funeral

Lucia Maya cared for her daughter Elizabeth, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 21, when she returned to their family home to die. Historically, children often died before their parents largely due to illness and accident. Yet it … Continue reading

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Urban Death Project Composts Human Remains

Katrina Spade proposes human compost structure as place of memorial and "recomposition"

Architect Katrina Spade may be the first person to offer an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains: composting. It has been true since time immemorial that our bodies come from and return to the earth. We are what … Continue reading

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