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What Should I Say to the Grieving Family?

Visitations and funeral services are often confusing for the family. Take time to talk with and greet family members, even if only to share a hug and a simple expression of sorrow. Kind words or memories about the person who has died are always welcome. The family may want to talk and there’s no need […]

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, 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 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 […]

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 […]

Have You Seen the All-New Digital Dying?

The all-new Digital Dying offers a fresh take on the trends and issues that are shaping the funeral industry. If you haven’t looked at our blog, Digital Dying, in a while, you are in for a treat. It’s got an all-new look and a fresh focus. We’ll still bring you our unique perspective on funeral […]

Grief And The Holidays

Most of us look forward to the sights, sounds, and celebrations of the holiday season. For those who have suffered a loss, however, this time of year presents many challenges, not the least of which is how to make the difficult journey through grief when it seems all those around us are filled with joy. […]

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Top 7 Tips for Managing Thank You Notes

Writing thank you notes when you are grieving can seem like an overwhelming challenge. While it can be time-consuming and somewhat difficult, it doesn’t have to be an impossible chore. If tackling the job is something that you just can’t handle on your own, it is perfectly acceptable to enlist the help of a friend […]

What to Say In a Thank You Note

Wondering what to write in your thank you notes after the funeral? All you need to write is a simple sentence or two. Write your message in preprinted sympathy cards (add your note along with the printed sentiment), or purchase blank note cards. It’s always good etiquette to say something sincere and personal. Feel free to use these phrases as a starting point: Top Tips

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