Funeral Advice

How to Plan an Outdoor Funeral Service
May 20
There are many reasons why someone would want an outdoor funeral service. Maybe you love to spend time outside gardening, running, or another outdoor-based hobby, so you want your loved ones to rememb...[Read More]
Shedding Light on Four Common Funeral Misconceptions
May 13
Many people aren’t well educated about the funeral planning process and overall funeral experience. This may be because death is an uncomfortable topic, so they haven’t talked about it or looked into ...[Read More]
Create a Funeral Program Keepsake Worth Saving for Generations
May 11
So, you've been tasked with the job of creating the funeral program. This may seem like a daunting and difficult job that comes at a difficult time. However, creating the funeral program is a lasting ...[Read More]
Benefits of Preplanning Your Funeral
March 9
Acknowledging your own mortality can be tough. For this reason, many people avoid discussing — or even thinking about — the subject of death. However, there are many benefits to taking the time to cle...[Read More]
The Benefits of Life Insurance Assignments as Funeral Payment
February 18
Whether a loved one died unexpectedly or not, life insurance assignments as funeral payment may be the right solution for you. With this payment method, you can submit a claim to use a loved one’s lif...[Read More]
Funeral Planning Checklist — Your Guide to Planning a Loved One’s Funeral
January 21
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]
What is a Death Doula and Should You Hire One?
January 14
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]
How to Express Your Condolences When Someone Dies
January 13
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult and devastating life events a person will experience. While there's nothing you can do to remedy the situation, you can certainly let your friends or lo...[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]
Supporting the Bereaved With Cold, Hard Cash
December 15, 2020
I returned home one summer in university to support my mother as she lived out her final few months on earth. She had asked me not to take on a summer job, offering to support me through the summer so...[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]
How to Choose the Right Funeral Home
October 20, 2020
Deciding which funeral home to trust with your loved one's arrangements is an overwhelming process. For those who died suddenly, or left no final wishes behind, their survivors must make critical deci...[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]
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]
How Families Can Still Show Support If They Can’t Attend the Funeral
July 7, 2020
Sometimes, situations arise where families are unable to attend a loved one’s funeral service. But, there are still ways that you can show your support to the grieving family and honor their loved one...[Read More]
What to Wear to a Funeral in 2020
July 7, 2020
What do you wear to a funeral in 2020? Times have changed, more and more families are now planning celebrations of life instead of a traditional funeral service. Even with these changes, knowing what ...[Read More]
Funeral Service During and Covid-19 – Adapting to Change
March 31, 2020
Covid-19 social distancing has put many industries at a standstill. Despite this, funeral service must continue forward. Recently, we’ve seen funerals adapting to new measures placed by governanc...[Read More]
How to Deal with Grief During Isolation
March 31, 2020
Grief is difficult enough to deal with under normal circumstances, making grief in isolation even more challenging. During times of isolation, such as social distancing for the sake of slowing down th...[Read More]
10 Things to Do If You Have to Miss a Funeral
January 22, 2019
Q: One of the neighbors from my parent’s house recently passed away. A service is planned for later this week but I can’t attend the funeral because I have an important presentation at work. My parent...[Read More]
2020 Funeral Outfit Ideas – What To Wear To A Funeral
January 17, 2019
Casual, formal, business professional? Although a funeral service is a time you should respect tradition, it seems that funeral attire is becoming more and more casual in recent years.  What...[Read More]
Burial vs Cremation – Which Choice Is Right For You?
January 16, 2019
Do you want to be buried or cremated? It’s a conversation every family should have with their loved ones. One of the funeral profession’s oldest debates is when families at the funeral home have to ch...[Read More]
Test Your Knowledge With Our Funeral Quiz
January 8, 2019
Have you been reading our blog for awhile? Test how much you know about the funeral industry by taking our interactive funeral quiz. Can you get a perfect score? Find out in less than 5 minutes. ...[Read More]
How Much Should A Funeral Cost? And How To Cut Funeral Expenses In Half
December 18, 2018
How much should a funeral cost? It’s something consumers often find themselves asking after a loved one’s passing. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funera...[Read More]