Virtual funeral etiquette

Virtual Funeral Etiquette

Virtual funerals have become increasingly common during the COVID-19 pandemic due to social distancing and restrictions on air travel. They are similar to traditional in-person funerals but are live-streamed on platforms such as Facebook, Skype, and Zoom. These platforms make it possible for anyone worldwide to view a funeral from their computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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How to Plan a Virtual Funeral Service

Due to the global pandemic, people worldwide have had to cancel, reschedule and alter major life events to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to limits on social gatherings, the pandemic has increased travel restrictions for air and bus travel, making it difficult for friends and family to travel for funerals. In response

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Best Gifts For A Grieving Family

When the loved one of a friend or family member passes away, it can be tough finding the right gift to let the surviving person and their family know that you’re thinking about them during a difficult time. So whether you’re overwhelmed with the recommendations you’ve found online or have no clue where to start,

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How To Transfer Cremated Remains Into An Urn

When a loved one passes away, it’s common for their remains to be cremated and shipped to the surviving members of the family or friends. In some cases, these remains are not shipped with an urn. When this occurs, many people opt to purchase an urn separate from where their loved one was cremated. But

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How To Write An Obituary

When a loved one passes away, it’s hard to put into words exactly how you’d like them to be remembered. Often, this task is one that’s handed off to a family member of the deceased. Whether it’s the college graduate or the writer in the family, the job of writing the obituary is one that

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Offering Condolences: The Right Things to Say at a Funeral

Dealing with death is never easy, regardless of your relation to the deceased. If you’ve been invited to a funeral, the person that invited you looks at you as someone they want around in their time of need – whether you were friends with their loved one, or simply a friend to them.

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What To Say In A Sympathy Thank You Note

Neptune Society is here to help you in your time of need by providing you with some tips on what to include in a sympathy thank you note, or funeral thank you card. 

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Gentleman comforting woman at a funeral

How to Dress Appropriately for a Funeral

Going to a funeral is relatively rare for most of us, and when the time comes, it is stressful enough without being concerned whether the outfit you wear is appropriate. As a rule, it’s generally best to choose more traditional, conservative attire in regards to how you dress at a funeral.

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Four Tips for Staying Healthy as We Age

As we get older, what our bodies need to stay healthy begins to shift. Due to different nutritional needs, and the slowing of the metabolism, people begin to burn fewer calories naturally once they get older.

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Grieving woman looking out window

How to Grieve When a Funeral is Not Possible

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed how we live, but perhaps even more heartbreaking, how we are able to grieve. Social distancing has prevented holding funerals or otherwise gathering to mourn the loss of our loved ones, and even a comforting touch or hug isn’t safe.

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