Funeral Service

How to Write a Eulogy

The thought of public speaking throws many people into a panic. Add to that fear the common discomfort of discussing death, and it’s easy to understand why the idea of delivering a eulogy can be disconcerting. If you’ve been asked to write a eulogy, take heart. This article will help…...

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7 Substantial Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral

Have you considered preplanning a funeral? Whether you have or not, it may be something that’s right for you (click here to learn What Preplanning Is). There are many things to think about when it comes to preplanning a funeral, but the benefits are something that’s easy to discuss. Today…...

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Planning My Own Funeral

It is kind of an ominous feeling when you plan your own funeral. It almost seems if to do so would be speaking your impending death into existence.  Especially at my age, I am 36 years old and quite frankly have not yet decided that I am going to die.…...

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How to Choose the Right Burial Service

When it comes to burial options, you’re probably imagining the traditional funeral service. In a traditional funeral service, most often there is a visitation where the deceased is presented in a casket. The visitation is then followed by the funeral service. The burial or cremation is then done after the…...

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First 13 Things To Do After the Funeral

The to-do list after the funeral can be daunting. Many people don’t even know where to start. To give you a helping hand, here are the first 13 things you should do after the funeral. This checklist can help organize some of the items that you will need to address…...

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Plan Your Epitaph Day

Here is a vocabulary word for the day. Epitaph. What is an epitaph and why do I need to have one? According to Google, epitaph is a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially on a tombstone. April 6th is Plan your…...

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3 Tips for Preplanning as a Procrastinator

When someone has died, it becomes someone else’s responsibility to take care of the funeral plans. There are many tough decisions that go along with planning a funeral.  Will it take place in a church or out in nature? Will there be a viewing or an open casket or will…...

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Funeral Pre-Planning Decisions Everyone Must Make

Who wants to talk about planning their own funeral? Not many people are comfortable with the topic of death and dealing with end of life issues. However, pre-planning a funeral is one of the best practical ways to help your family once you have passed away. There are many steps…...

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Funeral Etiquette for the Inexperienced

While funerals are not very comfortable ceremonies to attend, it is important to remember that your presence during this difficult time is significant to the loved ones of the deceased.  It is a time of mourning and grieving. Don’t let the unfamiliarity of the rites and traditions embraced by the…...

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Delivering a Eulogy to Remember

A eulogy is defined as, “a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased.” Eulogies are most commonly given at funeral ceremonies or at the gravesite of a fallen loved one. Being asked to deliver a eulogy can be a double-edged sword. It shows that you are honored…...

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