6 Celebration of Life Ideas in San Francisco

6 Celebration of Life Ideas in San Francisco With the average funeral cost in San Francisco rising, choosing alternatives to the traditional funeral makes sense for many San Francisco residents. Celebration of life ceremonies are a popular choice for families that have decided to forgo the funeral home for a more personal memorial.  The main…

Average Funeral Cost in San Francisco

Average Funeral Cost in San Francisco  Funeral costs have climbed dramatically over recent years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, funeral prices have grown nearly twice as fast as consumer prices for all items in the last three decades. Outside of these macro trends, what does this growth mean for the actual funeral prices…

The Digital Estate Planning Guide

The Digital Estate Planning Guide While it’s expected to put aside an estate plan, which includes a last will and testament, medical directives, and power of attorney, many of us don’t think about what will happen to our digital presence after we’re gone. Since our digital lives are mostly intangible, it’s easy to assume that…

Memorial Art Guide – 5 Meaningful Ideas

Memorial Art Guide – 5 Meaningful Ideas ‘Death’ is not something you would automatically associate with ‘art’, but memorial art is an increasingly popular way to honor your loved one. Using modern technology and creative techniques, families are choosing methods separate from traditional burials and interments to memorialize those they have lost ─ and there…

Biodegradable Urns and Environmentally-Friendly Cremation

Biodegradable Urns and Environmentally-Friendly Cremation When deciding how to best celebrate your loved one’s passing or even planning ahead for you own, one of your considerations may be environmental impact. To understand potential impact, it’s important to understand the environmental benefits and shortcomings of different funeral services.  What are some environmentally-friendly ways to celebrate your…

Death Cafe – Discussing Death

What is a Death Cafe? A Death Cafe, contrary to its name, is not a real place, and not set in any particular location. Instead, a death cafe is more of an event, where individuals gather with “no agenda, objectives, or themes” to thoughtfully discuss death. Death Cafes are what its organizers describe as a…