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It’s a common question we hear at Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana: “What type of sympathy flowers should I send?” First, it helps to understand the common types of funeral flowers, as these include a variety of sizes, types, designs and price ranges. Next, we recommend considering your relationship to the deceased or to the deceased’s family. Here are some practical rules of thumb to help you determine what type of sympathy flowers to send:
Common types of funeral flowers include a variety of sizes, types, designs and price ranges. Choosing the right type to send can be daunting, but it helps to understand the basics before speaking with your florist or arranging for funeral flowers through your funeral home. Let’s look at some of the common types of funeral flowers to help you make the right choice:
In this world of instant (and constant) communication and social connections, news travels fast; so, naturally this begs the question: Are obituaries still important? After all, thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, we very quickly learn when someone in our extended circle of friends has passed away. So, why does having a detailed obituary really matter? Actually, there are several reasons…
Suicide condolences – words of sympathy shared with the grieving family of a suicide victim – are among the hardest we’ll ever have to speak or write. Finding the right words of empathy after any death can be difficult; but finding the right words after a suicide seems practically impossible when the grieving family may still be searching for answers. Let’s take a closer look:
Funeral terms – words and phrases used in the funeral industry – evolve like terminology used in most industries. But because the funeral industry is so important to society, and because funeral services connect generations, certain outmoded funeral terms linger. Let’s consider some funeral terms once considered appropriate that have now fallen out of favor:
It sounds like an urban myth: there are more deaths in winter months, compared to other times of the year. But unlike most urban myths, it turns out this one is true in the U.S. Even more surprising – perhaps unsettling – is that deaths tend to spike during the holidays, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Why is this the case? Why are there more deaths in winter? Let’s consider some likely factors:
At Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, it’s no accident that the word “family” is part of our brand. And even though David Stillinger and the Stillinger family owns and operates the Hancock County funeral home, we believe the word “family” is significant in two other ways:
Funeral home event centers are becoming more commonplace. While this might seem strange at first, the more you think about it, the more sense it makes. Let’s explore why funeral home event centers are the perfect alternative for many family and community events and special occasions.
At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we take very seriously the privilege and responsibility of serving families in Greenfield, Indiana, surrounding Hancock County communities, and beyond. That’s why we crafted a statement of “Our Why”. And that’s the reason our “why” impacts our “how” for providing professional funeral services and personal customer experiences one family at a time. Here’s what we mean:
Most industries have important standards and marks of excellence; in the funeral industry, professional affiliations with recognized organizations can be a symbol of trust in a time of need. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, we are honored to be recognized by, and affiliated with, not only national funeral industry organizations, but also many local community groups. Let’s take a closer look:
At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we do our best to reduce the anxiety of planning a funeral – and we’ve found that funeral preplanning is the best overall way to reduce worry and stress. But we also know that funeral preplanning can be a bit of a mystery for many people. What does it mean to preplan a funeral? What are the benefits? Is it risky to pre-fund a funeral? To help further reduce anxiety and confusion about funeral planning, let’s answer these and other questions:
The non-religious funeral is gaining favor as society evolves and individuals explore new belief systems or choose not to align with a particular faith. While many people relate religious and Biblical influences with traditional funeral services, a non-religious funeral can certainly be meaningful, symbolic and reverent, too. Let’s explore ways to make a non-religious funeral a memorable life celebration: