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School’s Out for Summer! How to Keep the Learning Going

For many Bay Area families, summertime means cooling off at a local beach or splash pad, planning hikes and picnics, and – how about this for an interesting destination? – visiting a cemetery! If you’re on the lookout for a unique adventure everyone will enjoy, Cypress Lawn offers stunning surroundings with endless opportunities to learn […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Father’s Memory Alive

Losing a parent is never easy, no matter your age or stage in life. Over time, grief shows itself in different ways, and often, holidays are a painful reminder of loved ones who have died. There is an emptiness and an absence that is almost indescribable. This is especially true when special days like Father’s […]

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Make Sure Your Story is Told Through a Family Website

Nothing bonds families more than shared stories and experiences. In fact, numerous studies over the last few years show the single most important thing you can do for your loved ones is develop a strong family narrative. When children and adults alike have a sense of being part of a larger story, they are more […]

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The Proper Way to Retire an American Flag

The tradition of honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military dates back to the 1860s and is still going strong today. Every year, Cypress Lawn hosts a special Memorial Day observance, where all of our San Francisco Bay Area neighbors are welcome to pay tribute to veterans for their service […]

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4 Ways to Offer Thanks to a Hospice Caregiver

In hospitals, care communities, and homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, there are skilled and compassionate physicians, nurses, aids, social workers, administrators, and volunteers working together to help people who are seriously ill or aging. All of us at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home know that these caregivers often leave a lasting […]

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Your Family Can Celebrate Arbor Day With Us!

Pop quiz: On our country’s very first Arbor Day, held in Nebraska in 1872, how many trees were planted in the area? 1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000,000,000 Believe it or not, more than one million trees were planted on that single day in 1872! Talk about welcoming a new holiday with a bang! Since then, Arbor […]

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Protecting Your Legacy and Ours: The Cemetery Endowment Care Fund

There’s no question San Francisco is one of the most picturesque cities in the U.S., and Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home is its perfect microcosm, with stunning natural beauty, iconic buildings, and a storied history dating back to 1882. It was then that our founder, Hamden Noble, initiated the Cypress Lawn Endowment Care […]

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4 Questions You Need to Ask Any Cremation Provider

Sooner or later, we all learn this important life lesson: Trust takes years to build. Whether it’s in relationships, products we purchase, or services we utilize, trust is foundational. Our top priority here at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home is maintaining the trust of families who come to us for their funeral and […]

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5 Reasons to Make Reading More Books a Goal for 2018

Do you remember a time when you finished the last page of a book and immediately thought, “Now THAT was a great read?” If you can relate, you know the immense amount of fun and enjoyment reading brings to life! Books are a source of adventure, a stress reliever, and best of all, a peek […]

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Love and Loss: Moving Forward After the Death of a Loved One

When a loved one dies, the grieving process can be a jumble of complicated and painful emotions. After the funeral, weeks and months pass in a blur as you adjust to life without that special someone. Here at Cypress Lawn, our team understands that certain times of the year – including holidays like Valentine’s Day […]

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