Cremation and Religion

Cremation and Religion

Understanding the relationship between cremation and religion is an essential step in deciding if cremation services are right for you or your loved one. For many people, spiritual and religious beliefs are a crucial factor in helping determine what disposition method is best. Religious teachings on cremation can evolve in response to societal and environmental […]


New Survey Shows Most People Don’t Plan to Die

Chicago, IL, May 17, 2010 – How much do consumers really know about funeral planning? According to Funeralwise.com, not enough. That’s the conclusion suggested by a fascinating new study released this week that shows consumers are reluctant to pre-plan funerals or express their final wishes.


Word to the Wise: A Series of Guides

  Advice to Live By — Our Handy Guides The WORD TO THE WISE series is a set of handy reference guides from Funeralwise.com. These concise guides provide tips and information about funeral etiquette, funeral customs, buying funeral products and services, and much more. Among the Guides you can expect to receive are: Guide to […]


Offering Condolences – Saying & Doing the Right Things

Note: Our etiquette tips, including Offering Condolences, have a broad application to many religious traditions; however, some religions and ethnicities have specific requirements or traditions of their own. For more information, see our Funeral Customs section. Acknowledging the Death One of the reasons why people are so uncomfortable at a wake or funeral is because […]


We are Thankful for You

As November comes to a close, we’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to the members of the Funeralwise community for their support and continuing interest. We wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday season and send our heartfelt best wishes for the coming new year.  SYMPATHY GIFTS When someone experiences a loss […]


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 […]


Burial Options

The type of burial you have is a deeply personal decision. Many factors, such as family and religious customs, financial situation, and personal preferences, must all be taken into consideration. Like all decisions related to your final arrangements, you should weigh your burial options carefully since the decision you make is one important way your […]


How to Buy a Grave Marker

Because a grave marker is a permanent memorial, many people find the process daunting. That is perfectly understandable. To make matters worse, it is a large purchase and if you are working with a salesperson you may be presented with options that you aren’t sure you want or need. Our Grave Markers, Memorial, and Monuments […]


Transporting Ashes

It is not at all uncommon that cremated remains need to be transported across the country. Transporting ashes is not a complicated process, but some things must be arranged in advance to ensure the process goes smoothly. >>Transporting Human Remains Transporting Ashes by Air You should ALWAYS check with your airline to verify specific policies […]


Cremation Services: What You Need to Know

For those considering how we would like to have our final remains handled, cremation services have become an increasingly popular option. A recent forecast by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) anticipates that by 2023 nearly 60% of Americans will choose cremation for their final disposition. A significant factor in the increasing popularity of […]


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