Funeral Planning Resources

What is a Death Doula and Should You Hire One?
5 days ago
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]
The Benefits of Funeral Financing
January 7
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]
Winter-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
December 17, 2020
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]
What Do Morticians Do? and What's the Difference Between a Mortician, Funeral Director and an Undertaker?
December 1, 2020
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]
Organ Donation: Giving Life at the Time of Death
November 24, 2020
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]
Have the Talk of a Lifetime Month: Beginning the Funeral Planning Process
November 12, 2020
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]
The Benefits of Funeral Fundraising
November 5, 2020
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]
Why It’s Best to Work With a Funeral Director
October 13, 2020
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]
Three Ways to Prevent Emotional Spending When Funeral Planning
October 8, 2020
To prevent emotional spending, funeral planning is key. According to an article from, emotional spending is when “our emotions are the central influe...[Read More]
Fall-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas
September 17, 2020
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]
What to Bring to a Funeral - A Checklist for Mourners
September 1, 2020
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]
Seven Important Organizations to Contact When a Loved One Passes Away
August 24, 2020
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]
Funeral Planning Tips for During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 23, 2020
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]
How to Write an Obituary
July 13, 2020
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]
What Happens If You Die in Another Country?
July 7, 2020
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]
7 Funeral Myths Debunked
July 7, 2020
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]
20 Funeral Terms to Know When Funeral Planning
July 7, 2020
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]
How to Prepare Yourself for the Death of a Loved One
July 7, 2020
The death of a loved one is a stressful time commonly filled with anxiety and sadness. Grieving is a natural process, but that does not make it any easier or less painful. If you are aware your loved ...[Read More]