Most of us don't know how to plan a funeral until we actually do it.

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What makes a good funeral home? Read our guide, which includes tips and helpful questions to ask when you're calling or visiting.

A helpful checklist on who to notify, legal certification, funeral directors, ministers, estate issues, and more.

10 Things the (Shady) Funeral Home Won't Tell You

Most funeral directors are genuinely helpful. Here, we dispel some common myths about shady funeral homes, and provide tips on how to avoid the few bad eggs.

We get a lot of questions about funerals, memorials, cremation, burial, scattering, etiquette, and much more. Browse our extensive funeral FAQs.

If you're wondering what to expect, what your options are, or have any concerns at all, we've been writing about cremation for over ten years and have plenty of resources.

Remembering with Words

Eulogies

My mother, Lydia Jane Ethridge, had many passions in life. She had a passion for her children, for ensuring that we were well taken care of at all times. She had a passion for teaching art, which she did at....

Quotes for Eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy
Tips & tricks to help you write the perfect eulogy
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Condolences

I wanted to write and let you know that you and your family are in my prayers right now. I realize that there are no words that I could write or say to make things better, but please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.

Condolences

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Funeral Songs for All Time

Music touches us at a deep level and in a very powerful way.

What song will you play at your loved one's memorial? Here are 100 of the all-time greatest funeral songs.