In this article we are going to talk about visitations.
You have recently suffered the loss of a friend, acquaintance or co-worker. You are planning to attend the funeral, but are also thinking about going to the visitation. But should you? And exactly what is a visitation? Is a visitation the same thing as a wake or viewing?
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?
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.
A columbarium niche is a display vault in a wall or structure specifically designed to hold cremation urns. It’s a stately choice for a final disposition available at many cemeteries, churches, and funeral homes.
In this article, we’re going to answer the question, “What is a columbarium niche.” In doing so, you will learn everything you need to know about columbarium niches.
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?
Eulogy vs obituary… which should you use, and what do they mean? If you are unsure, you may have used either word incorrectly. Maybe you even thought they meant the same thing, and so used them interchangeably.
Well, rest assured you are definitely not the only one who has! Read on to learn more about the differences between a eulogy and an obituary.
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?”
What do you have to buy from the funeral home, and what can you get elsewhere?
Most people do not realize that you can shop around for just about every product and service related to a funeral.
Even after you decide on a funeral home, you do not have to purchase every product or service through them. When you know your rights and options, you can save quite a bit on expenses and also better tailor the funeral to your family’s preferences and situation.
Attending a funeral isn’t something you do every day. What is the proper funeral etiquette? What are you supposed to say and do? And perhaps more importantly, what are you not supposed to say and do?
Here is our brief guide on funeral etiquette, including what to say and do (or not) for when you attend a funeral. First, we address how guests should act, followed by ideas of what to say to the bereaved family. And finally we have a section on funeral etiquette for the immediate family.