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2017

Featured FAQ: How Do I Write an Obituary?

The obituary page of a newspaper is one of the most well-read sections of the paper because the obituaries feature people that the readers knew and loved or were important to the community. An obitua

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2017

Visitations Are Not What They Used to Be: The Healing Impact of Attending Calling Hours

Traditionally, a visitation was directed by religious rituals which involved two days of calling hours prior to the funeral service with an open casket to view the deceased. Today’s visitations are m

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2017

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose Readings for a Funeral?

Readings at a funeral are meant to bring comfort to the mourners and help loved ones cope with the reality of death, while celebrating the life of the deceased and capturing his or her unique persona

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2017

Featured FAQ: What Do I Need to Know About Body Donation or Anatomical Gifts?

An anatomical gift, which is sometimes referred to colloquially as a body donation, is a generous contribution that can save lives and train the next generation of medical professionals. One’s gift m

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose Music for a Funeral?

Music is a powerful vehicle for expressing emotion, setting a mood and bringing people together – and choosing the right music for a funeral or memorial can make the service tremendously personal whi

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose a Funeral Home?

While it may be convenient to choose a funeral home based on the fact that it is nearby or it comes recommended by someone you know, contacting your local funeral homes, visiting their facilities, an

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2016

Featured FAQ: What Happens to My Digital Data After I Die?

In this digital age, we share a variety of personal information online – from emails, to photos, to credit card data, to posts on a multitude of social media networks. But what happens to that inform

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Much Do Funerals Cost?

No two funerals are exactly alike as they reflect the life of the individual being memorialized. Ultimately, the cost of a funeral depends on what services and merchandise are chosen in accord with t

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2016

Featured FAQ: What is the Value of a Funeral?

The most important meaning of a funeral is honoring the life of a loved one and providing a safe and supportive venue for family and friends to express their grief and offer support to one another.

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Write a Fitting Eulogy?

The days following a loved one’s passing is a naturally emotional time for those left behind, and writing a eulogy may seem daunting. But it is a great honor and a final act of love you can bestow on

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