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21 Traditional Funeral Songs to Honor Your Loved One

Funeral Music - Traditional Songs

Today we’re going to be sharing with you our top 21 picks for traditional funeral songs. We’ve got timeless hymns like “How Great Thou Art,” as well as more modern classics, like Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” And everything in between.

So no matter what type of traditional funeral music you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll discover the perfect tracks to honor your loved one and the life they lived.

Let’s take a listen.

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What to Say When Scattering Ashes

Scattering Ashes - What to Say at a Scattering Ceremony

What should you say when scattering ashes? What is appropriate or expected? Do you have to say a lot, or anything at all?

Scattering the ashes of a loved one is a momentous occasion. It only happens once – when it’s done, your loved one’s remains are gone forever. So you want to make sure you do it right.

Today, we’re going to look at what to say when scattering ashes. There are plenty of ideas and tips below, so if you’re looking for inspiration – or just want to confirm that what you are planning to do is acceptable – read on!

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21 Sad Funeral Songs

21 Best Sad Songs for Funerals

For this article we collected twenty-one of the most appropriately sad funeral songs we could find.

These songs are ideal for playing during a slideshow, a time of contemplation, a candle lighting, or any other memorial event during the funeral service.

Some of the tracks have sad lyrics yet more upbeat tunes. Others have more somber melodies with comparatively uplifting, perhaps even hopeful, lyrics. The point is that these songs have a sound and feel which is appropriate for a funeral service.

Funerals are mournful occasions, and the songs you choose should suit the moment. Whatever kind of sad funeral song you want, we’ve got it here.

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10 Thoughtful Gifts for Grieving Children

10 Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts for Kids Who Have Lost a Loved One

Gifts for grieving children are best given as a way to make life a little bit more bearable for a precious child who has just lost someone very important to them.

With this reality in mind, today we’re going to be sharing with you not only 10+ thoughtful gift ideas for bereaved children, but we’ll also weave in some tips for helping kids in the midst of grief over their loved one’s death.

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21 Happy Funeral Songs for a Celebration of Life

21 Best Happy Funeral Songs

21 Happy Funeral Songs for a Celebration of Life is a part of our series featuring The Most Popular Funeral Songs of All Time. Click here for 100 of most popular funeral songs ever recorded, organized into categories and themes.

Today we’re sharing our favorite happy funeral songs. These songs are ideal for a cheerful memorial – not your typical sad and somber funeral service, but rather, with a ‘celebration of life’ in mind for your loved one.

So if you’re foraging for happy funeral songs, you’ve come to the right place. This list encompasses a whole spectrum of happy songs for funerals; we’ve made sure that joy for life can be found in the lyrics, in the melodies, and in the beats themselves.

Our selection spans decades and genres, too, so there’s a little something for everyone (and every loved one).

Let’s take a listen.

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10 Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Wife

Wife Loss Sympathy Gifts for a Grieving Husband

You’re looking for sympathy gifts for loss of wife, which means that you know someone who’s just lost their better half.

It’s a sad situation, and while you don’t want to spend too much time pondering over a gift, you still want to offer your loved one something special to let them know you’re here for them during this difficult time.

So we’ve done the work for you. Below, we’ve put together a list of the most heartfelt gift ideas we could find for someone who is grieving over the loss of their wife.

Each gift is of the highest quality, crafted to provide him a sense of comfort even when there is seemingly none to be found.

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Memory Jar Ideas, Instructions, and Quotes

How to Create a Memory Jar

A memory jar is a popular and meaningful memorial idea that celebrates the memories you shared with your departed loved one.

This project is not only a tribute to a loved one’s life and legacy. It also serves as a source of comfort to the grieving family as they get to read and treasure up all the important memories.

Let’s talk about how you can create this simple memorial for yourself or to give to a grieving family member.

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10 Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Husband

Sympathy Gift Ideas for Husband Loss

Today we’re going to highlight ten of the best and most meaningful sympathy gifts for loss of husband.

Maybe you know someone who’s just been widowed, and you want more than anything to try and lift their spirits, if only just a little bit. You’re hoping to find this person something special.

So you need a sympathy gift that serves not only as a memorial to their late husband, but also as a reminder to your friend that you’re thinking of them during this difficult time.

We want to help you do just that! So below we’ve featured 10 thoughtful sympathy gifts for the loss of a husband. Each of these gift ideas is equal in both quality and meaning.

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Death Anniversary: How to Remember & Celebrate Your Loved One

How to Celebrate a Death Anniversary

A death anniversary is a peculiar sort of holiday.

After all, how can you “celebrate” a life that is gone, one you so dearly miss? How do you grieve, yet heal? Can you remember a loved one without becoming overwhelmed, or should you try to ignore or forget the day they died?

Or what if you are the friend of someone whose spouse or child has died. How do you comfort them on the anniversary of their loved one’s death? Should you do or say anything?

Here are some thoughts on how to remember loved ones as the years go by.

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