Which Flowers are Appropriate for a Funeral?

Which Flowers are Appropriate for a Funeral?

Most people have a variety of questions when attending a funeral: what to wear, what to say to family members who have lost a loved one and what (if any) type of food to bring to visitation. One question in particular seems to be universal: How do I decide which...
Selecting the Ideal Cemetery Plot for Yourself or a Loved One

Selecting the Ideal Cemetery Plot for Yourself or a Loved One

There are many factors to consider when selecting a cemetery plot. This includes location of friends and family members, cemetery rules and regulations, and details about the plot itself. There are also several types of cemeteries from which to choose, such as public...
Most Popular Songs for Any Type of Service

Most Popular Songs for Any Type of Service

Selecting just the right music for a funeral or celebration of life service can be challenging, especially when emotions are running high. Favorite songs that you’ve sung with your loved one for years may escape you, while popular classics may feel jarring or...
What You Should or Should Not Bring to a Funeral

What You Should or Should Not Bring to a Funeral

Just as there is no rule book detailing the “right” thing to say to someone at a funeral, it can be difficult to know what you should or should not bring to a service. Funerals and memorials are a time for quiet reflection, bonding with loved ones and...
How to Cope with Difficult Emotions at a Service

How to Cope with Difficult Emotions at a Service

When you lose a loved one or close friend, emotions of all kinds are close to the surface. Grief is generally the foremost, but you may also be feeling sadness, desolation, futility . . . and perhaps even the tiniest bit of relief if your loved one had been suffering...
Advantages of Pre-Planning a Funeral

Advantages of Pre-Planning a Funeral

No one wants to consider what happens after we pass from this life, but there are inevitably tasks that will fall upon family members who are left behind — and who may be ill-equipped to handle them in their delicate emotional state. While it can be challenging...
5 Types of Funeral Services

5 Types of Funeral Services

When a loved one passes, many people believe that there is only one type of funeral service available. Typically, it is whatever service or practice is proscribed by their culture or religion. This may be the only type of service they have attended in the past. In...
What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What Does a Funeral Home Do?

The death of a loved one can be difficult – especially if you’re the one tasked with making funeral arrangements. If you’ve never been responsible for planning a service, you may be wondering where to start and what decisions need to be made. This is where your...
What a Typical Funeral Schedule Looks Like

What a Typical Funeral Schedule Looks Like

If you’re unsure what to expect at a funeral, you’re not alone. An estimated 2.4 million funerals take place in America every year. Yet, many guests don’t understand the intricacies of planning, or attending, a funeral service. To help, here is a general overview of...