Tips for Writing a Eulogy

When someone close to you passes away, you may be called upon to write a eulogy. Delivering the eulogy is a great honor, and you should take time to prepare what you are going to say at the service. Watch this video for helpful tips on how to write a eulogy.

Ask other friends and family of the deceased about their favorite memories or stories. You may notice a common theme, such as humor, generosity, or dedication to a cause. Be sure to write down what you are going to say, as you might get nervous and forget when it is actually time to deliver the eulogy. Try to have a clear beginning, middle, and end to keep listeners engaged throughout the cemetery service.

Death is difficult, which is why the caring professionals at Inglewood Park Cemetery treat you and your family with the utmost respect and care during your time of loss. Call us at (310) 412-6500 to learn more about our cemetery and cremation services, serving the greater Los Angeles area.

Your Guide to Selecting a Cremation Urn

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If you’re organizing a funeral for a loved one who wished for a cremation burial, then you may be wondering how to choose a cremation urn. While there are countless styles to choose from, this guide will help you to narrow down your choices and find a suitable urn to hold your loved one’s cremated remains.

Knowing how much you are able to spend on a cremation urn will be extremely helpful in beginning the selection process. Include the urn cost when you are planning the funeral budget, and use this price point to help narrow down your choices. Even with a limited budget, you are likely to find a wide range of beautifully crafted urns from which to choose.

Another factor to consider before you begin exploring your urn options is to determine the size that you will need. If you plan on storing the urn in a niche, then the niche’s size will govern how large the urn can be. Speak with a Memorial Counselor at the cemetery that you’re working with to learn what dimensions you should stay within. If you’re not planning on using a niche, then think about where you expect to keep the urn to choose a size that is suitable.

Cremation urns are available in a wide range of materials, such as marble, pewter, brass, ceramic, copper, aluminum, and more. You will also come upon urns made from biodegradable materials, like those made from wood, salt, paper, and sand. If you will be keeping the urn at a cemetery, be sure to speak with one of their Memorial Counselors about what materials are acceptable before you settle on an urn.

If you’re planning a cremation in the Los Angeles area, then consider working with Inglewood Park Cemetery. We offer cremation services and our peaceful grounds host several different styles of niches from which to select. To find out more, please call us today at (310) 412-6500.

Choosing Inglewood Park Cemetery

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Whether you are organizing a burial service for a loved one or pre-planning your funeral, choosing the right location is essential. If you’re looking for a cemetery that offers unrivaled serenity and beauty, then look no further than Inglewood Park Cemetery.

As a complete cemetery, Inglewood Park has cremation and mortuary facilities on the grounds and has provided the Los Angeles area with caring and dignified service for over 100 years. Founded in 1905, we are a California not-for-profit organization that has extensive experience in providing beautiful and respectful cremation services and cemetery memorials. To provide families with a number of choices, we offer several unique mausoleums and a range of memorialization options, as well as affordable and flexible payment options to accommodate any budget.

If you would like to learn more about Inglewood Park Cemetery, please don’t hesitate to call us at (310) 412-6500. Our caring and experienced staff is available to answer any questions that you have about our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area.

Answering Common Questions About Funeral Etiquette

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Because of their delicate and personal nature, individuals often have questions about what they can do to show respect when visiting a cemetery for a funeral. Here, you’ll find the answers to common questions regarding funeral etiquette.

What is proper funeral attire?
While all black is the traditional clothing choice for many types of funerals, it’s no longer considered a requirement by most people. First, check your funeral invitation to see if there are any comments regarding preferred attire. If nothing is indicated, any respectful clothing in dark or muted colors should be considered acceptable. When visiting a cemetery, keep in mind that high heels are not a practical choice, as these may sink into the ground as you walk.

Should I stand or sit at a cemetery service?
While there may be chairs set up at the site, these are typically reserved for the immediate family. If you are not a close family member to the deceased, you should plan to stand during the service.

What time should I arrive?
As a display of respect to the deceased and his or her surviving family, plan to arrive at the location early. This will help ensure that you do not show up late and interrupt the service in any way.

Should I bring my child to the burial?
The answer to this relies heavily on the age, maturity level, and temperament of your child. First, consider whether he is old enough to attend this type of event and not be surprised or scared. Also, consider whether or not you can expect him to remain quiet and content throughout the burial at the cemetery. If it’s likely that your child will become fussy, then it might be best to leave him at home with a family member or babysitter.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we have served Southern California for over 100 years with dignified and respectful interment spaces, cremation services, and cemetery memorials in the Los Angeles area. To learn more about our services, please contact us today by calling (310) 412-6500.

Expressing Your Sympathy to a Grieving Friend or Family Member

When a person close to you suffers a loss, it can be difficult to know what you can do to help them through this difficult period. If you’ve been invited to attend a funeral or cemetery memorial, then you may be wondering what you can do to show your compassion to a bereaved friend or family member.

Watch this video to learn about ways you can express your sympathy. It can be invaluable to the individual if you offer your personal time to help with cooking, cleaning, and other chores around the home. Also, be there to listen if they want to express their feelings, and always be ready with supportive words or a hug.

Inglewood Park Cemetery offers dignified and caring cemetery memorials and cremation services near the Los Angeles area. For more information about cemetery memorials, please give us a call at (310) 412-6500.

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