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Tips for Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-planning your funeral may seem strange, but it is a practice that can help you and your family in the future. People often see pre-planning a funeral as morbid, similar to how many people feel ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 18, 2023

Grief and Shorter Days

Grief and the associated feelings of depression can be a difficult burden to bear at times. Many studies have shown that sunlight and bright days can improve moods associated with grief and depress...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Funeral Flowers for Different Faiths

Faith and culture play a large role in the proper etiquette of a funeral service, and this also applies to the types of arrangements you should consider when sending flowers. Certain flowers and ar...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 11, 2023

Could AI be a Tool For Grieving Families in the Future?

There is a lot of buzz around AI these days. And while the tools of artificial intelligence are still in their infancy, there is a lot of talk about its use in a variety of industries. AI could pot...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Reading and Grief

A book is a powerful tool. A good book can transport you to another world, or help you dive deep into your emotions. The right book can provide new ideas and unique perspectives. Reading books can ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 4, 2023

If You Pass Away Without a Will

If you are to die without taking the time to create a Will, there are procedures in place to handle your estate. Without a Will, your entire estate and all of your assets will enter intestacy. Inte...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, August 28, 2023

Birthdays of Deceased Loved Ones

Birthdays are often a cause for celebration. But after the loss of a loved one, they can be a bittersweet reminder. Birthdays of the deceased don’t have to be somber days. Rather, they can be celeb...
By Matthew Funeral Homes
In News & Events
Thursday, August 24, 2023

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Losing a Loved One to Drug Overdose

Drug overdose is a major cause of death in America, with over 100,000 deaths annually, according to the CDC. When you lose a loved one to an overdose, there can be a lot of mixed feelings surroundi...

Religious Trauma and Funeral Services

When grieving the loss of a loved one, religious services are often a part of the funerary process. While faith is not a requirement for grieving, faith-based services can often provide closure for...

The Importance of Close Friends After a Loss

It is easy to feel lost and alone after the loss of a loved one. Thankfully, you aren’t truly alone. Your friends are there to love and support you. Sometimes, all you have to do is reach out. Fri...

How Music Helps us Process Grief

Music can play a big role in the way we work through our grief. Music has a way of connecting us to our past emotions and memories. Overall, songs can help us work through feelings and give us a sp...

Superhero Stories and Coping With Loss

There are many books, shows, and movies that tackle the concepts of grief and loss. But often, we can take lessons about life from seemingly unlikely places. Whether you’re an avid comic book reade...

Sympathy Flowers and What They Mean

Funeral flowers are sent to convey love and sympathy for the departed and their family. But, each flower in an arrangement carries its own special meaning. Different flowers bring a unique look and...

A Guide to Funeral Processions

If there is a church service or burial ceremony as part of your loved one’s funeral service, having a funeral procession is traditional. The funeral procession symbolizes the final journey for the ...