10 Ideas to Personalize a Funeral Service

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When the time comes to plan for a funeral, you want to be sure it’s memorable and reflects a life well lived. We understand how difficult it is to plan when the time comes, which is why it’s a great idea to take some time beforehand to talk about your wishes. Take a look at our[...]

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Why Sharing Stories is So Important at a Funeral Service

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People tell stories to keep memories alive, to help pass on the the values of their lost loved ones, and to share special things they’ve learned from their lives. Sharing stories and memories is important at funeral services because it helps to paint a picture of life with your[...]

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How to Create a Memorable Funeral Service on a Budget

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We understand funeral services can be expensive, but with the right planning and preparation, they don’t have to be more than you can afford. Our staff is here to help guide you along the process to creating an experience that represents your loved one well and fits within your[...]

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Pre-Arranging Your Funeral

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You want to preplan your funeral, but there’s more to it than you thought — you’re not alone! At Sytsema, we get that a lot. In fact, the majority of people we help are unsure where to even start, which is exactly why we’re here. We take the time to thoroughly go over everything[...]

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Motivational Tips to Make Funeral Arrangements

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You don’t have to be a procrastinator to put off making your own funeral arrangements — the truth is, it’s not something at the top of anyone’s to-do list! However, preplanning your funeral is smart, considerate to those you love, and a great way to reduce stress, as well as[...]

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Things to Consider When Preplanning a Funeral

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Getting your funeral plans in order allows you and your loved ones peace of mind, knowing you have taken care of details and made your wishes known. Many times, however, there are more details than you realized, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Not to worry — that’s why we’re[...]

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Financial Facts For Funeral Planning

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Should you prepay for your funeral when you pre-plan it? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given much thought to the costs associated with a funeral and likely haven’t put aside thousands of dollars specifically for the occasion.On the other hand, neither have[...]

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5 Benefits to Pre-planning Your Funeral

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Let’s face it, no one wants to think about their own mortality. The fact is, most people feel uncomfortable enough just talking about death, much less planning for it!

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Helping Others to Remember and Honor  a Lost Loved One

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If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know it can be overwhelming having to plan and create a funeral service. Having guests, friends, or other family members assist takes a huge weight off the shoulders of those grieving and gives them the chance to step back and reflect on[...]

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No One Person Grieves the Same Way

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Everybody grieves differently, and it’s important to understand, that’s okay! Despite a widely-held belief in stages of the grieving process, and predetermined notions of how we should all behave in mourning, the truth of the matter is, grieving is unique for everyone. We may[...]

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