What should you say when someone dies? And what exactly should you avoid saying? These are age-old questions, and you’re not the first person to wonder about the answers. No matter how much time passes – or how many people you know that have lost a loved one – it never seems to get any easier to know what to say.
What is a funeral viewing? And how does it compare to a wake, or the actual funeral itself? At its most basic, the viewing allows family members one more chance to see – and say goodbye – to a departed loved one.
In this article, we are going to cover 10 things not to do in a cemetery.
If you’re planning on visiting a cemetery – whether to pay respects to a loved one or because you’re simply drawn to graveyards – there is some basic cemetery etiquette you should follow.
Let’s get right to it.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a frequent question fielded by funeral directors: Do funeral homes keep fingerprints on file?
After all, law enforcement agencies aren’t the only ones interested in fingerprints. But if not for identity purposes or required by state law, why would anyone want a fingerprint of their loved one?
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.
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.
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.