I do a lot of writing about funeral topics, so I keep up on funeral blogs, industry news, trends, and the questions people are asking about end of life issues. Below are five of my favorite funeral blogs that actually post regularly.
If you were to follow some of these funeral blogs, you’ll learn things that are truly fascinating. And not just about funeral industry news, although they certainly do cover a lot of that. Rather, if you follow each of the funeral blogs listed below, you’ll educate yourself about the deathcare industry with an inside scoop. You’ll learn how to effectively plan a funeral for yourself or a loved one. You’ll see a little bit of the day-to-day life of industry professionals.
Plus, you’ll also have great fodder for cocktail parties and workplace water cooler conversations. (Or pub crawls and your Twitter feed. Whatever.)
Quick take: The Death Positive movement encourages people to think and talk freely about death. Distinctives include a focus on family-centered funerals, hands-on participation in the body preparation and burial/cremation, “green” and natural burial options, more affordable burial and cremation choices, meaningful rituals and ceremony, and an acceptance of death and decay as part of the natural world
When you hear the word “funeral,” you probably get some sort of image of suits and ties, black dresses and veils, a stately church or chapel, a heavy casket. Words like grief, dreary, formal, morose, sad, depressing, cemetery, expensive.
For some, there is no allure to a $12,000 felt-lined mahogany casket with matching hand-stitched pillow. Your loved one, perhaps, always said to bury them in a simple pine box and use the savings to do something good, like send a grandchild to college. So you’re looking for cheap caskets not just as a way to save money (though that is a consideration). Most people choose an inexpensive casket as a way to carry out your loved one’s wishes with simplicity and financial wisdom.
So, how do you find an inexpensive casket? Here are five tips for finding cheap caskets followed by five ways to find, make, or purchase cheap caskets.
When you plant memorial trees in memory of someone who has died, you create a living legacy that honors their life. This is a beautiful tribute that can also be a meaningful memorial gift, a “living memorial.”
The Bouqs Co. is a flower company that will send flowers to someone you love. The thing that makes them unique is a focus on how the flowers are sourced and sent.
Today, our question is, “Should I send Bouqs flowers as sympathy flowers?” I’ll answer by way of providing a Bouqs review, looking at both their company and the actual experience of receiving a delivery of flowers.
How much should I tip the funeral director after the funeral is complete? Or should I tip her? What about the minister, the florist, the hearse driver, the pallbearers…? Who gets a gratuity, and who doesn’t?
If you are confused about who to tip for services related to funerals, here is our guide to funeral gratuities. Skip to the end to find a handy condensed cheat sheet.
Cremation urns for humans are designed to hold the cremated remains of an individual adult. The standard or typical size for a human cremation urn is 200 cubic inches, and will hold the ashes of a person who weighed up to about 200 lbs or so.
Blue urns are the ideal final resting place for someone who truly loved the color blue. There are many blue cremation urns on the market today; these are 10 of the best. Combining top quality with beauty, elegance, unique designs, premium craftsmanship, and affordability, our list of the top 10 blue cremation urns is intended to help you find the perfect memorial for your loved one.
Christianity gets death backwards. You see, our advanced civilization tells us constantly to look forward to a long life, healthy and sexy bodies, a bright future in a steadily advancing career followed by an early retirement filled with travel and leisure.
Yet at the same time, we have more depression, anxiety, and chemical dependence than ever before. We have wealth but not fulfillment, leisure but not contentment, Instagram-worthy lives but not peace.
In all this, no topic is taboo except, perhaps, one: Death.
Where can I find an artist to draw a memorial portrait?
When a loved one dies and is buried, there remains a gaping, aching hole in your life. After the funeral is over, once the flowers have dried and the baked casserole leftovers have all been consumed, visiting relatives trickle away and life (for everyone else) returns to normal. But not for you.