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  • Why Are Obituaries Important?

    An obituary is a formal announcement or notice of death traditionally found in newspapers and nowadays published online. In some cases, an obituary is the initial way a person outside the family and close friend circle hears about a death. At Cypress Lawn, our dedicated staff members encourage every family we serve in San Francisco …
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  • How to Turn Your Grief into Storytelling This Father’s Day

    Once a year, Americans celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. This day is a wonderful time to honor the fathers in your life but can be difficult to acknowledge if you’ve recently lost your father. At Cypress Lawn, our staff members know how challenging it can be to spend a holiday that …
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    Grief Tips for Parents Who Have Lost a Child

    No parent expects to experience the death of their child. This type of loss is devastating and can leave parents feeling unmoored and directionless, without hope for the future. Research has proven that the death of a child leads to the most stress-inducing grief people experience. At Cypress Lawn, our caring staff members support families …
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  • Grief Tips for Valentine’s Day Without Your Loved One

    Getting through Valentine’s Day can be especially difficult if you’re grieving a loved one. Be kind to yourself and prioritize self-care during the holiday.

  • Creative Ways to Honor a Loved One Who Has Died

    Our Cypress Lawn staff members are devoted to helping families across San Francisco and the Bay Area arrange beautiful funeral services for their loved ones. Whether you choose traditional burial or cremation, our planning experts will help you craft a personalized tribute to your loved one. There are so many unique ways to honor a …
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  • How to Cultivate Gratitude Amid a Season of Grief

    In recent years, gratitude practices have been acknowledged as beneficial for mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. Focusing on what you’re grateful for places your attention on the present moment and can soothe feelings of grief and loss. When you’ve recently lost a loved one, cultivating gratitude can be incredibly difficult. At Cypress Lawn, our …
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  • Advice for Helping Children Cope with Loss

    The death of a loved one is one of the most challenging life experiences many of us will face. It’s especially difficult for a child. Coping with loss can seem hopeless at times, but there are some ways to help children move through grief. At Cypress Lawn, our staff members provide funeral and cremation services …
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  • Lessons Learned About Death in Popular Culture

    We host many events here at Cypress Lawn — from tours of our world-class Arboretum to lecture series and flag retirement ceremonies to Memorial Day celebrations and more.   One event we remember with fondness happened back in 2019. Dozens of people of all ages joined us on a Saturday night to watch an outdoor …
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  • Serving All Religions and Cultural Traditions in the Bay Area

    The Bay Area is rich in religious and cultural diversity. It’s one of the many things that makes this part of the world such a vibrant and inspiring home. Just as each culture takes a unique approach to births, weddings, and other significant life events, a funeral presents a meaningful opportunity to honor a loved …
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  • Why the Deaths of Celebrities Can Affect Us Deeply

    With each passing year, we pay tribute to the celebrities who have died, and some of these deaths affect us very deeply. Even if you didn’t know someone personally, you may still feel compelled to mourn their death. Many of our neighbors in San Francisco and the Bay Area are surprised at how sad they …
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