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.


Flowers in the street in Victoria, British Col... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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!


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Sterling Silver Celtic Round

October 24, 2013

A favorite with our customers, this keepsake is for men and women alike!  The Sterling Silver Celtic Round cremation pendant has an intricate Celtic design on the front and has a small hidden screw that when opened, exposes a generous interior.  The round can be filled with your choice of honors from ashes to a […]

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Choosing What to Engrave on your Jewelry

October 23, 2013

Choosing the engraved text for your keepsake is no easy task. Do you do a name? A date? A nickname? How do I know what is right? We’ve written an article with some tips and hints and ideas on how to best choose what is the right thing to have engraved on your cremation jewelry. […]

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357 Magnum with Cross Pendant

October 18, 2013

We’ve chosen one of our newest keepsakes for the men out there looking for a unique way to remember a best friend, a partner, someone they loved.  The 357 Magnum Bullet with Cross keepsake jewelry is gold plated over stainless steel and is 1-1/2” in length.  The front of the cross features a Celtic cross […]

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On Sale

October 17, 2013

The gift giving season is soon to be upon us and why not give the gifts this year that come from the heart and don’t stretch the bank account!  We have literally hundreds of specially priced keepsakes that will let your loved ones honor those that are no longer with them.  Crosses that have been […]

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Create a Memorial Guest Book

October 16, 2013

With the increase in popularity of scrapbooking, memorial guest books have taken the leap from ordinary to extraordinary ways to remember a loved one.  Families can go all out and really make the guest book something special.  Invite those that come to the visiting hours and funeral to bring pictures and mementos of the deceased.  […]

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Choosing the Correct Urn Size

October 10, 2013

So how do you know what size cremation urn to choose?  We are all different shapes and sizes and our homes are different as are our lifestyles.  So where do you start?  We created an article to assist our customers and our visitors to the site with fine tuning everything from urn size to urn […]

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Firefighter Shield Pendant

October 8, 2013

Our keepsake of the week is for all of our firefighters out there and in their honor.  The Red Fire Department Shield Pendant Keepsake is gold plated over sterling silver and is rich in detail.  The front has red enamel plating and the center of the pendant features the fire fighters emblem.  The words FIRE […]

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Carving your Pumpkin

October 7, 2013

We think the best part of Halloween is far and away, well second to trick or treating, is carving of the pumpkins.  Again, it’s all about family and young and old can work together to create some art.  Go to a local pumpkin patch and pick individual pumpkins and make a day out of it.  […]

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