Funerals in the Time of Covid

From the way we work to the way we socialize, COVID-19 has had a profound effect on all of us. For those who have lost a loved one during these difficult times, the results have been particularly heartbreaking. That’s because it’s not just routine activities that have changed, but how we grieve.  At least for […]


WHERE ARE FUNERALS WHEN YOU NEED THEM?

Funerals in the time of COVID Part 2 There’s an old saying about taking things for granted that goes something like, “you don’t miss something until it’s gone.” If nothing else, COVID-19 has put an exclamation point on that. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve discovered a lot of things we’ve taken for granted. […]


The Magic of Funeral Potatoes – 10 Fascinating Facts

It started with a simple search–funeral potatoes. Since our funeral food pages are popular, we thought our readers might enjoy a pithy little feature highlighting our recipes and funeral food customs. Having crossed paths with an article or two about the traditions behind potatoes at funerals, that seemed like a good place to start.  Hailing […]


10 Tips on What NOT to Wear to a Funeral

Deciding what to wear to a traditional funeral can be tricky. You may not want to buy something new but you do want to be appropriate. >>Related Reading: What to Wear to a Funeral No question, times have changed and many people are opting for a more casual approach to funeral attire. But, and this is […]


Funeralwise.com Announces the 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest Winners

Chicago, IL–June 29, 2016: A photo of a service person participating in the annual Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the Funeralwise.com 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest. The photo, “Flags-In, Memorial Day,” submitted by Amber Knickman of Morrisville, PA, was by far the fan favorite and […]


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 […]


Home Funerals: Do-It-Yourself is on the rise.

There are a lot of things people don’t know about the funeral industry. That’s to be expected. Funerals can be hard talk about and frankly, most of us prefer to leave the details to the professionals. But these days, an increasing number of people are skipping the funeral home altogether and holding the funeral or […]


Popular Pages — Funeral Quizzes and More

It’s no wonder that Funeralwise is known as the best resource on the web for funeral-related information. We’ve got everything you need to know about how to plan a funeral, funeral etiquette, funeral customs, and much more. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to take a break and have a little fun. With that in mind, we […]


Military Funeral Service Rituals

For the family of an active duty service member, military bereavement starts with a knock at the door. The news comes in person, by a military chaplain and


Law Enforcement Funeral Definitions

Badge number – The badge number of an officer suffering LODD is formally retired as part of the funeral service. Badge shroud – See Mourning Band. The period of mourning includes placing a piece of black tape or material horizontally over the center of the uniformed badge. Do not shroud a chaplain’s badge that contains a cross, a crescent, tablets, or the Star of David.


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