Funeral Planning Resources

The New State of Death: Pandemic Death Rituals Everyone Should Get Onboard With
January 18
COVID-19 has changed life in sweeping and unprecedented ways, and also, sadly, death. Some of the most tragic changes have been in the ways in which we conduct funerals and other mourning rituals. &nb...[Read More]
Choosing the Right Funeral Payment Option for You
September 2, 2021
Planning a funeral can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’re planning for a death that has already occurred. There are a lot of different decisions to make, from choosing burial or crema...[Read More]
Playing With Death: 5 Death Positive Games and Activities
July 27, 2021
Death is a taboo subject in many parts of the world. The death-positive movement seeks to end the taboo by promoting greater openness and discussion about death. By sharing thoughts about&nb...[Read More]
10 Ways to Create a Personalized Funeral Service
July 22, 2021
By finding unique ways to create a personalized funeral service, you can honor your loved one’s life and what made them special. From the funeral theme and memorial displays to the service readings an...[Read More]
How to Involve Loved Ones in the Funeral Service
July 15, 2021
Finding ways to involve family and friends in the funeral service lets everyone be included in honoring their loved one’s legacy. It's also a way for them to show their respect and love for the deceas...[Read More]
Tips for Choosing Funeral Insurance Plans
July 13, 2021
Funеrаl inѕurаnсе is dеѕignеd to protect families from the unexpected, and often steep, expenses associated with handling a loved one's final arrangements. This kind of insurance is also called buriаl...[Read More]
20 Funeral Terms to Know When Funeral Planning
July 9, 2021
To make funeral planning less stressful, this list of funeral terms can help make things easier on the grieving family. It isn’t a comprehensive list by any means, but it will help you get a better un...[Read More]
7 Funeral Myths Debunked
July 9, 2021
Death and end-of-life planning is something that a lot of people choose to avoid thinking about at all costs. For many people, scenes from television shows or movies about death and funerals have infl...[Read More]
What Happens If You Die in Another Country?
July 9, 2021
Each year, an estimated 6,000 Americans die overseas while traveling. It is a difficult situation to be in and one that many people are unprepared for. Losing a loved one suddenly can be both tra...[Read More]
How to Write an Obituary
July 9, 2021
When funeral planning and grieving a loss, one of the most important and daunting tasks is writing the obituary. How do you tell a life story in just a few paragraph...[Read More]
Funeral Planning Tips for During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 9, 2021
Funeral planning isn’t an easy task, and the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic make it even more difficult. However, it’s still possible to have a meaningful funeral service while social distanc...[Read More]
10 Gift Ideas for Your Funeral Guests
July 9, 2021
After attending a funeral, providing the funeral guests with a gift gives them something to remember their loved one by. It doesn’t have to be anything large or expensive; something small and thoughtf...[Read More]
Seven Important Organizations to Contact When a Loved One Passes Away
July 8, 2021
Grieving the loss of a loved one can be stressful, especially for those who need to contact organizations of their loved one’s passing. It can be hard to even know where to begin.To make things a litt...[Read More]
What to Bring to a Funeral - A Checklist for Mourners
July 8, 2021
For those who don't often attend funerals, trying to decide what to wear, when to arrive, and how to behave can induce anxiety. It's going to be a sad, stressful occasion, and grieving people often su...[Read More]
Fall-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
July 8, 2021
You can plan a fall-inspired funeral service any time of the year, even if it isn’t fall! For example, maybe fall was your loved one’s favorite time of year. Or, maybe their birthday was in the f...[Read More]
Three Ways to Prevent Emotional Spending When Funeral Planning
July 8, 2021
To prevent emotional spending, funeral planning is key. According to an article from infoforinvestors.com, emotional spending is when “our emotions are the central influe...[Read More]
Why It’s Best to Work With a Funeral Director
July 8, 2021
Planning a funeral? Let a professional guide you through the arrangements. A professional funeral director will ensure your loved one's funeral service goes smoothly, and will assist you with all the ...[Read More]
The Benefits of Funeral Fundraising
July 8, 2021
Whether a loved one died unexpectedly or not, funeral fundraising may be the right payment solution for you. In addition to paying for the funeral expenses, it can h...[Read More]
Have the Talk of a Lifetime Month: Beginning the Funeral Planning Process
July 8, 2021
Did you know November is Have the Talk of a Lifetime Month? The Funeral and Memorial Information Council created the Have the Talk of a Lifetime program to encourage families to have op...[Read More]
Organ Donation: Giving Life at the Time of Death
July 8, 2021
My mother gave me decision-making power over all health-related matters in the final few days of her life. Once she lost consciousness, I used this power to ensure she got steady doses of morphine. He...[Read More]
What Do Morticians Do? and What's the Difference Between a Mortician, Funeral Director and an Undertaker?
July 8, 2021
There are many misconceptions about the people whom we trust with the care of our dead. Though the emergence of the death positivity movement has begun to change the way society relates to it, death i...[Read More]
Winter-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
July 8, 2021
If your loved one passed away during the winter, you can design a personalized funeral service that reflects the season. Or even if it isn’t wintertime, you can still bring winter indoors if it was th...[Read More]
The Benefits of Funeral Financing
July 8, 2021
Whether a loved one died unexpectedly or not, funeral financing may be the right payment solution for you. With this payment method, you can make payments over time, so you can save your emergenc...[Read More]
What is a Death Doula and Should You Hire One?
July 8, 2021
More and more families are hiring death doulas. Just do a quick Google search for “rise in death doulas” and you can see for yourself all the search results that pop up.You’re prob...[Read More]
Funeral Planning Checklist — Your Guide to Planning a Loved One’s Funeral
July 8, 2021
Like when you plan a wedding, there is a lot more that goes into funeral planning than you may think. From major decisions like burial or cremation to small details like the table ...[Read More]