Open to Hope is an online site that centers around helping families and friends that have lost a loved one. The site features a variety of articles as well as online forum where
people can go to share their stories and learn from the experiences of others. The mission of Open to Hope is to help those that are grieving begin to heal from their loss and move
forward with a sense of hope. The online resource consists of both experts and every day individuals that have experienced loss and was initially created as a tribute to Scott Horsley
who died in 1983 due to a car accident.
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The unexpected loss of a loved one not only throws us into an emotional tailspin but during this time of sadness and high emotion, a funeral needs to be planned. While it may seem like a simple task, choosing the flowers for a memorial service is not that simple. There are so many things to factor in – is there a casket, the age of the deceased, budget, etc. From choosing a wreath to a vase of flowers or even an arrangement to lie across the top of the casket we’ve gathered some tips and helpful ideas to help. Have you been in this position? What was your most favorite arrangement? What would you do differently? Comment and share!