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Wills for Young People: Considerations to Keep in Mind


August 1st, 2011

As a young adult in your 20s or 30s, sometimes the last thing you want to think about is death or planning a funeral for yourself. However, being young doesn’t mean you should wait to write a will, even if you only have a few assets. As an adult, you know what you do and do not like, but your family may not know how you feel about funeral arrangements or distributing your assets. Simply put, without a will, you have no say over what happens to your belongings and your body after you are gone.

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Dos and Don’ts for Writing an Online Memorial


July 25th, 2011

When you want to create an everlasting online memorial for a loved one, it can be easy to encounter writer’s block. You want the online obituary to reflect the individual correctly, but not shed a negative light on his or her life. When you create a memorial website, consider making the online memorial a celebration of your loved one’s life that focuses on all the positive ways you want to remember them. Read the rest of this entry »

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LifeGem Diamonds: Memorial Diamonds Created From a Lock of Hair


July 20th, 2011

Jewelry to remember a loved one is one of the most unique ways to keep the memory of that person close. Valley of Life has partnered with LifeGem Diamonds so readers have the chance to create memorial tributes for themselves or as gifts. With a loved one’s lock of hair or ashes, LifeGem uses a patented process to capture and purify the carbon within the remains to create and cut a diamond facet in the color of your choice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Funeral Wreaths: A Tribute to Life


May 2nd, 2011

In times of bereavement, funeral arrangements not only honor the deceased but remind the grieving to celebrate life. They are also symbolic: The color, shape and types of flowers used can all convey a personal and meaningful message about the deceased.

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Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79


March 23rd, 2011

Fashion icon and legendary beauty Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, her publicist announced. She was 79.

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