10 Tips For Having A Cheap Funeral

Lots of people look for ways to have a cheap funeral. It’s not that they don’t care about the funeral, they just can’t afford today’s funeral costs (see how much a funeral costs). Fortunately, with some pre-planning and a little creativity, you can have a nice end-of-life send-off without breaking the bank. In other words, […]

Pet Loss: 10 Tips for Coping With the Grief

No question about it, coping with the loss of a treasured pet is hard. The grief you feel from pet loss can be intense and complicated. In fact, that grief can be just as strong as what you experience when a human with which you have a close relationship dies. Working through grief from your […]

10 Tips For Creating The Ideal Sympathy Meal

When someone we care about loses a loved one, we want to do something to help. One time-honored way is to provide the grieving family with the ideal sympathy meal. We’ve got some helpful tips for ways to make sure that you create a sympathy meal that is sure to be appreciated. Keep in mind […]

Getting Your House in Order: Decluttering Your Own Way

We are all pretty good at accumulating “stuff.”  But when it comes to getting rid of things, well, that’s another story. Letting go of things can be hard–so hard, that over the past few years we’ve seen the process of decluttering become its own little industry. Decluttering experts like Marie Kondo have become superstars, and […]

FUNERALWISE FAVORITES: 10 Unique and Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts

When someone passes away our hearts go out to their loved ones. We want to do something to help and to offer a token that shows we are thinking of them during their grief. Finding the right sympathy gifts to express our feelings can be difficult. There are tried and true options that are safe […]

Shipping a Dead Body: 10 Things You Need to Know

It’s not uncommon for people to die while away from home. Getting the deceased back home can be a difficult and expensive task. Here are 10 things to know about how shipping a dead body works. If you’d like to know more about transporting a dead body or human remains, check out our deceased transportation page. […]

Handling Grief During the Holidays

For most people, the holiday season is a time of family, friends, and joy. For those who are grieving, however, the traditions and celebrations that we usually look forward to can be stark reminders of someone who is no longer with us. The grief can be more intense and the pain sharper. Even if you […]

Say This, Not That! When Someone Loses A Pet

When someone you care about loses a beloved pet, you want to be there to offer support. Finding the right words can be challenging. Of course, you don’t want to add to the pain your friend or loved one is feeling, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of offering clichés or platitudes. It’s […]

10 Things to Know About Cremation

Even though cremation is growing in popularity, there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding the practice. If you are trying to decide between burial and cremation, it can help to learn as much as you can. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to cremation versus burial. The right choice is […]

Grief: Don’t Cheer Me Up!

Grief is complicated. It hits us each differently. For some, comfort comes quickly. For others, it can take time. How much time? Who knows? We all process grief on our own timetable. What happens when the grief belongs to someone you care about and you want to help? If your best friend just lost his […]