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Category Archives: Grieving

August 6, 2021

Writing the thank you notes

Writing the thank you notes

Writing thank you notes is usually one of the very first “after the funeral” tasks you will undertake. Anyone who made a donation or sent flowers should get a thank you note from a family member.

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July 9, 2021

What helps when a person is sad?

What helps when a person is sad?

If you know someone who has experienced a loss or is going through a difficult life change, give them a journal. If you receive a journal use it.

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March 19, 2021

Losing a Spouse: Three to Six Months After Loss

Losing a Spouse: Three to Six Months After Loss

Human contact is vital to your new normal. If your friends and family aren’t calling you, then call them.

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January 8, 2021

Our dog died and my family wants to get a new one. Why?

Our dog died and my family wants to get a new one. Why?

The pet who passed isn’t forgotten. People who have had multiple pets have a whole string of memories and stories. Those memories stay. They are with them always.

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November 27, 2020

Grief is individual

Grief is individual

The days before a funeral, the time during the arranging of the funeral and weeks following a funeral are not easy. You and your family can come out of it broken or stronger.

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November 13, 2020

The cranberry sauce is for dad

The cranberry sauce is for dad

If you have lost someone dear, and you miss them more at the holidays, consider opening the conversation, using their name, and talking about them in a positive way.

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September 4, 2020

Finding YOUR Joy

Finding YOUR Joy

Even months after the funeral it’s not uncommon to feel just not exactly right. We all lose our way from time to time. Things happen and we can’t find our JOY.

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August 21, 2020

After the Funeral: How Are You?

After the Funeral: How Are You?

It’s a question we all hear almost every day. “Hi, how are you?” But it has a different feel when you have recently lost someone you love. It just feels heavier. So how do you deal with that question?

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July 10, 2020

Opportunity

Opportunity

Every day is full of moments. Moments charged with opportunity.

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July 13, 2016

Roses are Red…

funeral flowers

Are flowers really necessary at a funeral? Is it a withering tradition? I mean, they just get thrown away after it’s over, right? People often state that flowers are pointless because they end up in the trash, but flowers add dignity and beauty to a service. Thankfully, the days of flowers’ main purpose of perfuming …

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Our five funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
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