Celebration of Life versus Funeral

Celebration of Life or Funeral: What’s the difference?

When a loved one dies, we look for the perfect way to honor their life. We also want to give those left behind a way to say goodbye. Traditionally, society has turned to funeral services that are based on religious or cultural traditions as a way to pay tribute. But times change. As the world […]


Creating a Celebration of Life

When someone dies, we want the chance to say goodbye, honor their memory, and look for meaning in the death. Throughout history, we have turned to serve these purposes. And, without a doubt, holding a ceremony to memorialize someone we have lost holds an important place in the process of handling grief. While the need […]


Celebrations of Life

When someone dies we want the chance to say goodbye, honor their memory, and look for meaning in their death. Holding a ceremony helps us to do all those things. Here you'll find resources to help you create the perfect celebration to pay tribute to a life well-lived.



Covering A Complete Life in a Eulogy

Delivering a eulogy can be very challenging. In a time of grief, it is difficult to know what to say and how to say it. It is important to talk about the life of the one who died, but it is impossible to talk about the deceased’s life from infancy to death in a four to seven minute speech. Therefore, you probably should not try to fit a complete lifetime in the eulogy. However, you can still reveal a complete life.


New Funeralwise.com Survey Shows Contrasting Funeral Choices

People Prefer Either a “Celebration of Life” or No Funeral At All Chicago, IL – The new survey conducted by Funeralwise.com revealed an important finding for the funeral industry – almost half of those surveyed would like a “celebration of life” ceremony versus only 11% that prefer a traditional funeral. Also, a startling fact came to light – over 30% do not want a funeral.


How To Personalize a Funeral or Memorial Service

Memorial services and funerals serve a number of purposes. They give us the chance to say goodbye and offer an opportunity for friends and family to gather together to start the journey through the grieving process. In the end, the key reason most of us go to the time and expense of holding a funeral […]


Funeral Director or Celebrant

Fall 2023 Funeral Celebrant or Funeral Director: Which do you need? As funeral celebrants have become more popular, many people are left wondering why they need a funeral director if they have a celebrant and vice versa. The answer is simple… it depends. Think about a traditional funeral where the funeral director handles details such as […]


Funeral Planning Advice from a Chatbot

March 2023 Artificial Intelligence and the Funeral Industry If you follow the news, you’ve likely seen many stories lately about artificial intelligence. From bots that write essays and create images to videos where you can’t tell real from imagined, AI is everywhere these days. AI has the potential to transform many industries, including the funeral […]


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