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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 Two

A funeral home director gives her thoughts on green burials and talks about new directions her business is going

Welcome to Part Two of our interview with Glenda Sheffield. (You can find Part One here.) Glenda is the founder, owner and Senior Director of Sheffield Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been in the funeral home industry in … 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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Funeral Home Weddings Are On the Rise

"'Til death do us part" could come full circle for some couples

The appeal of funeral home weddings is easy to understand. A Pew Research study released in 2015 found that a growing number of U.S. adults do not identify with a particular religion. Thus, the need for secular wedding venues is … 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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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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