Loss of a Pet FAQ

Losing a pet can be a complicated and traumatic experience. Your grief may be complicated by the fact that those you come in contact do not understand the intensity of the pain you are feeling. You should never feel bad because you miss your pet! Our Coping with the Loss of a Pet page has […]


Memorializing Your Pet

It has been said that the worst thing about having pets is that they don’t live long enough. If you have lost a pet, then you will certainly agree. Unfortunately, the chances are pretty good that if you have pets, you will have to say goodbye to that trusted friend at some point. Memorializing your […]


Prayers, Poems, and Quotes to Celebrate a Pet’s Life

When you experience the loss of a pet, spiritual writings can be helpful in offering comfort. Writing can offer comfort, whether it is a reference from a revered holy book such as the bible or an original prayer. They put what we are feeling into words and remind us that our faith is there when […]


Loss of a Pet Quotes and Readings

We often turn to quotes by famous people to give us comfort and to inspire us. Loss of a pet quotes can offer us a smile or just remind us that we are part of a common experience—grief over the loss of a valued member of the family. There are many sayings that pertain to […]


Funeral Thank You Cards

Once the funeral services are over and the out of town visitors have gone home, you have a chance to reflect on how many people have supported you through such a difficult time. From flowers to meals to attendance at the funeral, people express their sympathy in many ways. To show appreciation we write thank […]


Announcing the 2016 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 […]


Yes, planning a funeral really is just like planning a wedding.

Can you imagine having a big wedding without doing all the planning? As good as that might sound since you’d be skipping the stress, most of us would never even consider it. With all the details–from choosing the venue to selecting the food–it’s just not practical. So if you can’t imagine having that storybook wedding […]


Elements of a Funeral or Memorial Service

A funeral or memorial service is a reflection of your cultural, spiritual, and religious beliefs. It also reflects the personality of the deceased and the loved ones who are planning the service. As such, every funeral is unique. However, some elements of a funeral are common to most memorial services and funerals. Whether or not […]


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 […]


Eulogy for President Ronald Reagan

“Eulogy to the Great Liberator We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America’s […]


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