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Unique Cremation Option to Honor a Life

Honoring life is about celebrating the individuality of the departed
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How To Select a Flower for a Funerals at our Brooklyn Location

Discover how to select meaningful flowers for funeral services with Sparrow A Contemporary Funeral Home Inc, honoring your loved ones with personalization.
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How to Create Strategies for Healing and Hope

Explore personalized strategies for coping with loss, from modern memorials to grief support, and find hope and healing with compassionate services.
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Handcrafted Ceramic and Wooden Cremation Urns as Works of Art

Handcrafted Ceramic and Wooden Cremation Urns as Works of Art

Our collection of handcrafted ceramic and wooden urns is a tribute to craftsmanship, artistry, and the enduring legacy of love
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The Beauty of Green Burial

The Beauty of Green Burial

Green burial, also known as natural burial, is a simple yet profound way of laying our loved ones to rest. 
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Navigating Grief After Cremation Services

Explore personalized funeral ceremonies with Sparrow A Contemporary Funeral Home Inc,. your compassionate guide through times of loss in Brooklyn, NY.
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Crafting Heartfelt Eulogies and Tributes

Explore our guide on writing meaningful eulogies and tributes, honoring with authenticity and love. Discover with Sparrow A Contemporary Funeral Home
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What You Need to Know About Cremation in Brooklyn, NY

Explore our compassionate guide to cremation services in Brooklyn, offering insights and support to honor your loved one's memory with dignity. Navigating the journey of cremation services in Brooklyn, NY
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Things to Expect at Funeral Ceremonies in Brooklyn, NY

Explore personalized funeral ceremonies with Sparrow A Contemporary Funeral Home Inc,. your compassionate guide through times of loss in Brooklyn, NY.
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Are Grief and Depression the Same Thing?

Are Grief and Depression the Same Thing?

Grief and depression share some common symptoms, but they are distinct experiences with different causes and durations. 
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Funerals, Wakes, and Memorials - Understanding the Differences

Funerals, Wakes, and Memorials - Understanding the Differences

Funerals, wakes, and memorials are three distinct ways through which people commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who have passed away. 
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Evolving Traditions: The Changing Landscape of Funerals

Evolving Traditions: The Changing Landscape of Funerals

As societal norms shift, and individuals seek more personalized and meaningful experiences, the traditional funeral model is giving way to a more diverse and adaptable approach.
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Navigating the Final Farewell: A Guide to How Funerals Work

Navigating the Final Farewell: A Guide to How Funerals Work

All funerals share common elements that provide comfort and closure to grieving families. 
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Choosing the Right Day: Exploring the Considerations for Funeral Service Timing

Choosing the Right Day: Exploring the Considerations for Funeral Service Timing

The planning of a funeral involves numerous decisions, from selecting a venue to choosing meaningful rituals.
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A Quiet Farewell: Exploring Funerals Without a Service

A Quiet Farewell: Exploring Funerals Without a Service

Funerals without a formal service involve saying goodbye to a loved one in a more private and personal manner
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Navigating Funeral Expenses: Understanding Tax Deductions in Times of Loss

Navigating Funeral Expenses: Understanding Tax Deductions in Times of Loss

While navigating the financial aspects of a funeral may seem daunting, it's essential to explore potential avenues for relief. 
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Funerals Without a Body

Funerals Without a Body

Unlike a funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where the body of the deceased is not present
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The Language of Sympathy: A Guide to Funeral Flowers

The Language of Sympathy: A Guide to Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers serve as a powerful means of expressing sympathy and providing comfort during times of loss.
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Beyond the Pews: Exploring Funerals Without a Church Service

Beyond the Pews: Exploring Funerals Without a Church Service

A growing trend in recent times has seen individuals and families choosing funerals without a church service.
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Cremation

Cremation

One increasingly popular choice that families are making is cremation. Choosing cremation is a personal decision that reflects the diverse ways in which people want to honor and remember their loved ones.
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A Guide to Different Types of Urns for Ashes

A Guide to Different Types of Urns for Ashes

Choosing the right urn for your loved one's ashes is a personal and meaningful decision. It's an opportunity to celebrate their life and create a lasting tribute that reflects their unique personality and the love you shared. 
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What Makes Sparrow Unique

What Makes Sparrow Unique

What sets Sparrow apart is not just its name but the guiding principles and values that ensure a compassionate and modern approach to funeral services tailored to your unique needs.
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What is a Death Doula

What is a Death Doula

Their role is to help individuals and their loved ones navigate the end-of-life journey with compassion, dignity, and comfort.
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O, Death :: September 2022

O, Death :: September 2022

In an instant, grief can take you right back to the time when you knew someone well, to the space you hung out, to a part of yourself - perhaps one you shed, kept, or cloaked. This past month, people I knew from a different part of my life came into our care. For me, the 90s really are back and what a feeling to be able to help. 
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O, Death :: August 2022

O, Death :: August 2022

we start a new chapter to support people in times of grief through our new partnership with Dwellness Therapy. I have known the co-founder of Dwellness, Jamie Weiner, LMHC, since she took care of my daughters when they were young. I am thrilled - but not surprised - to watch her build a career centered around supporting others.
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O, Death :: July 2022

O, Death :: July 2022

I am thrilled to launch our collaboration with BZIPPY & Co. Artist Bari Ziperstein is known for her experimentation and innovation in ceramics - and now she has brought her approach to a new line of BZIPPY x Sparrow urns. These are forms we love to see pop. These are what we want more of in the world.
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O, Death :: June 2022

O, Death :: June 2022

This week, someone I didn’t know bought The American Way of Death, a book that, unbeknownst to them, is very special to me. My dear, effervescent friend Stella gave me this book, written by her Great Aunt, Jessica Mitford, known to everyone as Decca. It’s a witty, funny, scathing take-down of the funeral industry - just what I needed, from just who I needed. 
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O, Death :: May 2022

O, Death :: May 2022

Grief can be an isolating process made up of tiny moments that circle back and loom large. At Sparrow, we invite people in at all times and in many different ways to transform moments of grief in tiny ways that reverberate.
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O, Death :: April 2022

O, Death :: April 2022

This past week, another Jennifer in my life, Jennifer Herman-Feldman, my business partner in Sparrow, selected five urns from the Sparrow collection for her late husband, Bruce. Five? Yes, five.
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O Death Soul Catchers

O Death Soul Catchers

It is believed the sparrow gathers the soul of the deceased and carries it to heaven. A symbol of love, spiritual connection and community, it's everything I wanted when my mom died, when my friends died, when my dad died. I didn’t have it. So here I am bringing it to you and our community, learning a whole lot about life and death along the way.

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A Greener Funeral

Thanks to overwhelming demand and a global reckoning with climate change, funeral homes and their providers are finally catching on and starting to offer products and services in different shades of green.
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Dying at Home: Transfer

When a funeral home staff member picks up someone’s body from their place of death and brings them back to the funeral home.
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