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The Holidays and Grief: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Many on our team here at Cypress Lawn have lost a cherished friend or family member – and we know the holidays can magnify feelings of grief like nothing else. If the funeral was just weeks or months ago, there are questions like, “Who will bake our favorite pies now that Grandma is gone?” Or, […]

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What Cypress Lawn is Thankful For

The great Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips and shows itself in deeds.” With Thanksgiving upon us, the team at Cypress Lawn is examining our own sources […]

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6 Tips Every Family Caregiver Should Know

Did you know about 1 in 3 adults in the United States provides care to other adults as informal caregivers – and that number is growing? Our team at Cypress Lawn meets with San Francisco Bay Area families every day who have cared for a loved one and are familiar with the rewards and challenges […]

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How to Create a Legacy That Lasts

Our team at Cypress Lawn agrees: The longer we’re on this planet, the more we realize how important it is to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. In turn, the more we appreciate the spiritual, emotional, and social legacies left to us by those who came before us. Think of how much you […]

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Comfort in Convenience: Caring for All Your Needs at Cypress Lawn

Losing a loved one can turn life upside down. Whether there was time to prepare for the death or it was completely unexpected, the shock and grief that follow often feel overwhelming. Our staff at Cypress Lawn understands how devastating this can be for our San Francisco Bay Area neighbors, and for that reason, we […]

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4 Unique Cremation Memorialization Ideas

With the growing popularity of cremation, we have learned that many Bay Area families specifically choose cremation because of the world of memorialization opportunities that open up to them as a result of this choice. They want to honor their friend or family member’s passions, hobbies, or interests in a different way than traditional burial […]

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Social Media Etiquette and Funerals: 5 Dos and Don’ts

Here at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, our neighbors in the Bay Area often ask about how to use social media appropriately when a loved one dies. Questions include, “How soon is too soon to announce news of a death?” “What should I say when I post about it?” “Is it okay to […]

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Back to School: Learning Never Stops at Cypress Lawn

In the words of Albert Einstein, “The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.” We agree with the famed physicist, and our staff here at Cypress Lawn tries to make that sentiment a reality by offering lectures, docent-led tours, and other educational events encouraging Bay Area families to […]

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Protect Yourself and Your Family: Preplan with Cypress Lawn

We see it all too often at Cypress Lawn: Members of a Bay Area family meet with us after their loved one dies, and they have to make numerous difficult decisions about the funeral, burial, or cremation. Most families have no idea about the many details involved, not to mention the costs, or whether their […]

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Sharing Food, Sharing Memories: Healing Through Receptions

When a loved one dies, there is often pressure from family and friends to feel sad for just a short time – then return to life as usual. Mental health experts take it a step further, saying it is natural for people to respond to a difficult or painful situation by avoiding it completely. To […]

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