2024 Funeral Trends: Aftercare, Doulas, and Digital Memorials

What are the up and coming funeral trends?

At US Urns Online, we’ve been observing funeral industry trends for over ten years now.

Our picks for 2024 trends reveal the normalization of some ideas that were once new and are now standard, and introduce other funeral service trends that are on the cutting edge of technology and creativity.

With the new year comes new expectations, and every family engaged in funeral planning this year will be more online, more adept at research, and will have more unique requests than ever before.

If you are in the funeral profession, are you ready?

Let’s take a look at the funeral options that will interest the families you serve in 2024.

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Can You Have a Funeral 2 Days After Death?

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Losing a loved one is a highly emotional and an extremely challenging experience. The grieving process aside, there are so many questions to be answered and so many plans to be made. Here we will focus on the question “Can you have a funeral 2 days after death?”.

There are also some important considerations to keep in mind when you are making the final arrangements and, as a seasoned funeral director, I’d like to lend my experience to make this time less stressful for you and your family.

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101 Beautiful Ways to Say Rest in Peace

Quotes to Honor a Loved One

What does “R.I.P.” mean? Do people still say it? What’s the best way to express the wish that a loved one may rest in peace?

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, it’s appropriate to put words to your wish that they may be at peace, wherever they are now.

Here are 101 rest in peace quotes to honor the memory of a special person.

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Grief New Year Quotes to Express Sympathy on New Years

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New Year’s Eve, often synonymous with a fresh start and togetherness, can be incredibly challenging for grieving family members.

As the whole world anticipates the New Year, you or your loved one may find themselves grappling with the pain of grief, the memories of past celebrations, and the absence of loved ones who once filled these cherished moments.

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30 Best Funeral Poems for Your Grandmother

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Today we’re looking through a beautiful selection of funeral poems for grandmother.

A loving Grandmother is such a beautiful and integral part of life on this earth, which is one of the many reasons it can be so hard to let go of their hand. 

She may have been that quiet yet resolute source of strength; the one who always seemed to be ready with listening ears, just the right words, and a helping hand. 

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35 Best Funeral Poems for Your Grandfather (Papa, Grandad…)

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If you’ve just recently lost your grandfather, there is most likely a multitude of emotions through which you are currently navigating.

There’s the initial pain of his loss, the nostalgia of thinking back over your time spent together, the emptiness of his absence at family gatherings and celebrations, and the sweetness of memories—of his laugh, his ridiculously good stories, his silly antics… 

Just to name a few.

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My Husband Died and I Want Him Back: Grief & Growth

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“My husband died and I want him back. He was the love of my life, my best friend, my soul mate, my life partner, my companion.” 

It’s a highly personal, yet also very common response to the loss of a spouse.

After your husband’s passing, it’s only natural to want him back. But for some, the enormity of grief keeps the surviving spouse from growing, grieving, and living life in a healthy way.

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What to Say at a Funeral? Finding the Right Words

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Losing someone you care about is hard to experience and, for some, it’s just as hard to figure out what to say at a funeral service to those experiencing that grief.

Funerals are generally a place where people can come together to remember the person who has passed away. You can also use this time to offer support to the close family members and friends who are grieving.

But how do you do this? The most important thing is to choose your words and actions carefully so that you can truly bring comfort during this sad time.

If you are struggling to know what is appropriate to say at a funeral, you’re in the right place.

Below, you will find examples of comforting things to say at funeral services, what not to say, as well as how to follow up afterward. 

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