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Writing a Eulogy

When a loved one dies, you may want to write a eulogy for them. Writing a eulogy for someone is a chance to share your personal memories about them. It is a way to highlight how meaningful your lov...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, April 9, 2018

Why People Wear Black to a Funeral

In most parts of the world today, it is customary to wear black or dark clothing to a funeral or wake. This practice is commonplace today, but throughout history and across many cultures, this has ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, April 2, 2018

The Importance of Sending Flowers

Since ancient times, flowers have been a vital part of burial rites, going as far back as 60,000 BCE. While ancient peoples did not have as intricate floral arrangements, or flowers grown specifica...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, March 19, 2018

10 Inspirational Quotes for Eulogies

When writing a eulogy for a loved one who has passed, it can be difficult to find the right words. It is a challenge to capture the essence of your dearly departed in a speech, especially while cou...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, March 12, 2018

How do Children Cope with Loss at Different Ages?

Everyone handles the concept of death differently; especially children. At different ages, children may experience loss in different ways, as they develop a deeper understanding of death and they ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, March 5, 2018

Funeral Procession Etiquette

In many families, having a funeral procession is traditional. The funeral procession symbolizes the final journey for the departed; and helps bring closure for the grieving. It also assists in keep...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, February 26, 2018

Leaving Behind Your Digital Assets - What You Need To Know

    With today’s technology, we often leave as great an impact on the digital world as in the physical. Files saved on a computer, social media accounts; from financial accounts to c...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, February 19, 2018

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

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When Death Occurs Away From Home

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Should I Put My Funeral Plans in My Will?

Should I Put My Funeral Plans in My Will? It is a common misconception that you should put your funeral wishes in your Will. In most cases, the Will is read after all is said and done with the fun...

Military Funeral Honors

Military Funeral Honors When a loved one who is an active member of the armed services or a veteran passes away, it is important for them to be rightfully honored for their service to our country....

The Importance of Eulogies at a Funeral

The Importance of Eulogies at a Funeral The loss of a loved one can leave us heartbroken. When a close member of our family passes away it is hard not to see them as a part of our lives. During li...

Is Cremation Right For Your Loved One?

Is Cremation Right For Your Loved One? Cremation is an alternative to traditional burial that many families are moving towards today. As of 2012, about 42% of memorial services in America included...

The 5 Stages of Grief

The 5 Stages of Grief The 5 stages of grief are a set of steps that one personally takes in dealing with loss. Everyone experiences the stages in a different way, and for different lengths of time...