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What to Do When Someone Loses a Pet

How to help a friend whose pet has dies

Today we are going to talk about what to do when someone loses a pet.

When we lose a pet, it can feel like losing a member of the family. Pets really are part of the family, after all!

Most of us have experienced the death of a beloved animal friend in one way or another, but what do you do when it’s a friend or loved one who has just lost a pet? What can you say to bring them comfort? Should you send them a card? Is it ok to get them a gift?

Let’s talk about how best to show love and support to someone who has lost a pet.

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What Is a Wake? Etiquette, Expectations, & More

What is a wake? Etiquette, FAQs, and More

In this article we are going to talk about wakes. What is a wake? How are you expected to act, and what should you expect? What is the proper etiquette for attending a wake?

And the question most of you are probably wondering but are afraid to ask…

Will you need to view the body in an open casket?

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21 Best Funeral Songs for Grandpa

Best Funeral Songs for Grandpa

The 21 Best Funeral Songs for Grandpa is part of our series covering the best and most popular songs for funerals. Read the main article here. You will find a list of the top 100 funeral songs, music by genre, and much more. Below, we expand on the best songs for your grandpa.

Grandfathers hold a special place in our hearts. From the time you were little until now, he has always been there, cheering you on wherever you are in life’s journey. Because the bond you have with your grandpa is strong, it goes without saying that when the time comes for you to say goodbye to him, the pain is very real, and it is very deep.

Your grandpa raised your father or your mother along with your aunts and uncles. He may have even raised you. He was such a strong, yet loving figure in your life, and now it is up to you to pick a playlist for his funeral.

Where do you even begin to look? What songs could possibly come close to honoring his life and the legacy he leaves behind?

Well, you have come to the right place.

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Should I Attend Both the Wake and the Funeral?

Wake vs Funeral

In this article, we’re going to answer the question, “Should I attend both the wake and the funeral?” In doing so, we’ll tell you what these two memorial events are and talk about the difference between a wake and a funeral.

Let’s say that someone you know has just passed away. You are planning on going to the funeral, and perhaps attending the viewing the night before. Then you receive a call or email from the family of the deceased. They provide you additional details for the wake.

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21 Best Funeral Songs for Grandma

Funeral Songs for Grandma

The 21 Best Funeral Songs for Grandma is part of our series on the best and most popular songs for funerals. Read the main article here. You will find a list of the top 100 funeral songs, music by genre, and much more.

The bond between a grandmother and her grandchildren is one that cannot be matched. Grandma has been there for you throughout your whole life… you cannot remember a time when she wasn’t there. And now that she’s gone, you are at a loss of words.

The loss of words and the pain you are feeling is grief. At this time, when the grief you are feeling over the loss of your grandma knows no words, why not let music speak?

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Funeral Directors

7 Things You Didn't Know About Funeral Directors

In today’s society and throughout history, funeral directors have gotten a bad rap. Thanks to scary stories, movies, and breathless tabloid headlines, funeral directors are still thought of by many people as dark shadows of the night come to “undertake” your loved one into the mysterious lair that is the back of the funeral home (where they most certainly live, by the way).

More realistically, they are thought of as antisocial creeps, or shady salespeople at best.

But with the exception of a few (and they shall remain unnamed), most funeral directors are normal hard-working men and women, just like you and me, trying to make a small difference in this world while also making a living for their own families.

Here is a list of seven things you didn’t know about funeral directors and the necessary work they do.

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21 Best Funeral Songs for Mom

Funeral Songs for Mom

The 21 Best Funeral Songs for Mom is part of our series on the best and most popular songs for funerals. You can read the main article here, which includes a list of the top 100 funeral songs and much more.

You are meeting with the funeral director during the arrangement conference for Mom’s service, going over all the many details. You’ve got all the flowers picked out, the pallbearers lined up, and have even selected the menu for the catering. The funeral director picks up his pen and asks you, “Next up is the playlist. What songs do you have in mind?”

So, what songs do you have in mind?

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How to Write a Eulogy

Tips for Writing a Eulogy

In this article, we’re going to talk about how to write a eulogy.

The eulogy is an important feature in the funeral service. It is a high honor to be chosen to give the eulogy, and you are wise to seek advice on how to do it well.

I am a professional writer who composes eulogies for a living. As a mortuary school graduate who also has experience in the funeral industry, I am confident that the information you find below will provide you with the know-how you need to create your perfect eulogy.

Here is our guide on how to write a eulogy that is beautiful, brief, appropriate, and winsome.

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