Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beautiful Indoor Niches In The "Chapel Of Light"

The Chapel of Light offers indoor niches in a beautiful setting. The niches are all glass front so that you may decorate with pictures and/or mementos. Generous use of stained glass and natural skylight within the design of the Chapel of Light, evokes a feeling of peacefulness while visiting. The indoor chapel is equipped with security locks that require an entry code. Each purchaser is given this code.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Some Helpful Links

Here you will find different links to local businesses that provide helpful products and services.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Heavenly Hug Angel Doll (Boy)

Perfect keepsake for parent who lost a male child or for a sibling.

• 24”soft washable angel doll offers comfort with extra-long arms that “Hug You”.

• Boys need hugs too so Heavenly Hug comes in a boy version.

• Angel comes with I.D. tag with space to write name you choose for your new companion.

• Some name their angel after a loved one they lost.

• White angel with blue trim.

• Ages: 3 to adult.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fairmont Memorial Park

Mausoleum crypts and niches are available for families choosing a burial or cremation with inurnment. Mausoleum entombment is considered to be the finest type of burial known to man. A mausoleum’s solid construction signifies durability, devotion and honor.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Never Forget Pendant & Chain

The Never Forget Pendant & Chain is sterling silver, is designed by Deborah J. Birdoes, and is from her "Inspirational Blessings™" collection of jewelry.

• A beautiful reminder of a loved one that has passed.

• This item comes with an 18" chain, pre-packaged in a gift box.

• Also included is a card with a verse from scripture.

Quote from Scripture:

"But watch out! Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the LORD

do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass

them on to your children and grandchildren." Deuteronomy 4:9

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Remembrance Process℠ Video

The Remembrance Process℠ captures the essence and importance of this human need, encapsulating the care-giving continuum before death through the farewell process with time-tested ways to help families move from grief to remembrance.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

What To Wear To A Funeral

How to dress appropriate for a funeral is a sensitive topic, but one that many people have questions about. Taking a few minutes to consider what you're going to wear to a funeral is important, since you want to make sure you look respectful. Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind when you're choosing clothing for a funeral.
  • Keep it neutral: This is not the time to break out your bright purple scarf you've just been dying to wear, or that leopard print cardigan. Think about colors that are appropriate for the occasion. Neutral colors like black, gray, brown, and dark navy blue are best. If you want to add some color, go with shades like dark burgundy, dark purple, or beige. This rule also applies to your make up. Red lipstick is OK as long as your eye make up is played down, but this is not the time to try on your nightclub make up.

  • Dress modestly: This doesn't mean you should look messy or disheveled, but your clothes shouldn't be sexy and attracting. Clothes shouldn't be too tight, skirts should be below the knee, and shirts should keep the chest covered. Shirts should preferably cover the elbows. You can wear a short sleeved blouse or t-shirt, and a black blazer on top. A good rule of thumb is to dress how you would to a very formal office setting. If you don't have proper attire and can't afford to go to places like Anne Taylor for office clothes, wholesale clothing is a good alternative.

  • Stay comfortable: A little heel is fine, but you definitely don't want to wear your best high heels for a funeral. First of all, they will get dirty. Second, you'll feel much more comfortable (and it's more modest), if you wear simple black flats, or black pumps with a little kitten heel.

  • For Men: Wearing a dark suit and tie is very respectful and a great thing to wear to a funeral, but it is definitely not something you must do. You can also wear a plain white button down shirt with a black jacket, black pants, and black shoes. You can also wear tan slacks if you feel more comfortable, with a collared polo shirt. This is a bit more casual, but still perfectly acceptable, especially if the person was not someone you were especially close with. If the person is a close family member, you may want to opt for a more conservative black suit and tie. If you don't have one available, shopping wholesale may be a good option for you.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sympathy Messages- Kind Notes

If you aren't sure what to say, or how to express your sympathy and deepest condolences, these uplifting and encouraging notes will help your friend or loved one get through the days ahead.

This gift set includes:

  • Glass Jar and filling
  • Decorative ribbon with KindNotes charm
  • 31 of our most popular sympathy and inspirational messages enclosed in specialty linen cardstock envelopes.

Jar:   3 3/4 inch X 6 inches
Envelopes: 2 1/4 inch X 1 5/8 inch (closed)
Paper: 2 1/8 inch X 1 1/2 inch White 90lb. index

Sample messages include:
  • If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at at time. -Beth Mende Conny
  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. -Unknown
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Hellen Keller
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Gift box is included.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Paths Towards Peace Of Mind As We Mourn

The pain, frustration, and suffering we go through after the death of a loved one is extremely difficult to cope with and grow through. However, great losses, particularly the changes that go with them, are constant and have to be addressed. Grief by nature is a transformational process: we learn new ways to adapt to a different life or continue to resist the inevitable changes that have to be made. Since there are numerous healing paths to follow, perhaps you will find one or more of the paths below to be one of your choices and provide achievable inner peace in the process.
1. Find your purpose/mission in life. Think long and hard on why you are here. Do you have a personal goal? Purpose gives us meaning and a boost in self-esteem. Examine your skills, abilities, and interests, very closely. Carefully ask yourself what moves you deep within. Then decide on a plan to follow in creating a purpose to lead you to a higher level of consciousness. The sense of accomplishment will transform your life and in the process pull you out of the shadows. The cost of not seeking your niche, your contribution, is overwhelming.
2. Focus more on what you can give and less on what you can receive. We all certainly need support in dealing with our losses. However, it is equally true, that at some point in our grieving seeking to help others even though we are hurting is a historically proven way to cope well. Start by paying the kindness you receive forward. Decide what has helped you up to this point in you grief; analyze it for the needs that it met, and try to meet similar needs in others. Think of these four basic needs we all hope to be fulfilled in our interpersonal relationships: attention, acceptance, affection, and appreciation. Decide on the many behaviors you can generate to meet these needs in others. You can build more peace within as you bring peace to them.
3. Choose to develop your ability to become more loving. Love is a great unused power in dealing with all sorts of difficult situations. Grieving and adapting to great losses are situations in which working to love deeper and more completely brings new perceptions in seeing the world and our places in it. Great love strengthens the quality of our inner lives.
Look for uplifting and inspiring readings or poetry which suggests loving kindness as the motivating force behind it; read a short paragraph daily and then commit to those loving actions as you go through your day. Ask yourself. "What actions can I take to give unconditional positive regard to someone today?" Developing this daily routine will add structure to your life and help stabilize the sense of disorganization that accompanies grief work.
4. Develop and nurture a belief in something greater than the self. For most, grief is a heart-filled spiritual journey which fills mourners with a different perception of life and death. It may be appropriate to join a spiritual community to be with others who share similar values. Just being in their company to listen can be a soothing experience and you may find spiritual exercises that bring great insight and peace.
The awareness of spiritual knowledge and the impact it can have on every facet of life is a resource of inestimable value in coping with the death of a loved one. If you don't have one, find a spiritual path. Don't allow the culture we live in to deemphasize the importance of faith and spirituality in living a full life and coping with the massive changes we all eventually face.
5. Be open to new ideas and ways to adapt to change. There are so many ways to cope with great losses, many we never think about. So read all you can about how others cope with their losses. Ask others how they were able to adapt to their great loss and find peace. For example, consider deciding to search for ways to deal with your pain and not run from it. Uncover new responses that help ease pain. There are some that will fit your belief system and you can implement them to your own individual situation.
Be sure to include ways to deal with stress which commonly builds as we think too much about what we do not have. Daily stress management will not only help your mind, it will be a great gift to your body as well. Start by learning about mindfulness techniques and belly breathing.
6. Learn what you can and cannot control. One goal that all of the various grief theories agree on is that the ultimate goal of grieving is acceptance of what has occurred. Of course, not easy to do. This acceptance translates into coming to grips with what you can control, like in the present moment, and what you cannot change or affect from the past. No one can reverse what has occurred. Knowing the difference is a choice requiring wisdom and sometimes guidance from others. It can also require prayer and/or deep meditation. Making the choice of acceptance, which means to live with the fact, not necessarily like it, would be a great start to inner peace.
7. Set a goal to reach in honor of your loved one. Peace comes through doing as well as thinking. Allow yourself to be touched and motivated by the invisible presence of the beloved. Unwavering determination is of essential importance in completing your mission. So once you have chosen how you will pay tribute, create a schedule of when and how you will work on it. Develop the habit of eliminating self-sabotaging thoughts of what you don't have by switching to a focus on your progress of paying tribute to your loved one.
Continually work to create a conscious lifestyle that has peace of mind as a top priority. Make this is a daily duty.

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