Grief And The Holidays

November 2018 Newsletter
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.

Our recent article, Managing Grief During the Holidays, offers helpful advice on what you can do to navigate the pitfalls that come with mourning during a festive time. Our website also offers valuable information to help you understand grief and what you can expect when faced with the loss of a loved one.

>>Read Managing Grief During the Holidays
>>Go to the Grief section of
>>Go to the Pet Loss section of


If you haven’t heard of the Death Positive Movement, you will. The Movement is part of a growing trend that advocates for a more open attitude about the subject of death. 

While the Death Positive approach may not be for everyone, it’s something we think you should know about so that you can make up your own mind about where death fits in with the journey through life. Heck, you might already be Death Positive and not even know it. To help you decide, we’ve created a little quiz. Why not take it and find out if you are Death Positive?



It’s hard today to set aside money for something that may not happen long. We know, however, that having resources available for end-of-life expenses can help give you peace of mind.

We’ve enhanced our resources to help you determine if funeral insurance is right for you. We have an all-new insurance finder tool with a state-of-the-art quote wizard. Our website contains information on funeral insurance and how to pay for funerals. We hope you’ll take a fresh look.



One of the most popular features on our site is our series of FREE Word to the Wise Guides. If you aren’t familiar with the Guides, they cover various funeral-related topics, including cremation, etiquette, and how to protect your digital legacy.

We’ve recently added two new Guides to the series: 

If you are signed up for our Guide Series, you’ll receive the new Guides automatically. If you’d like to request copies now, click the links above.



If you participated in our recent survey, thank you! If you didn’t have time or didn’t receive the message, that’s OK. We’ll get to you next time.

Your feedback gave us great insight that we’ll be using to improve our content and enhance our services.

We learned that many of you would like more information on how to participate in funeral planning effectively. You also told us that you’d like to be reminded from time to time to update your funeral plan (if you have one). So, you’ll be seeing more about those topics in 2019.

Once again, thank you! We are glad to have you as a member of the Funeralwise community!

Have you tried our online planner yet? Why not take a few minutes to do that today? Remember… the best time to plan a funeral is BEFORE you need it.

>>TRY THE PLANNER is the place to go online for everything you need about funerals. Whether planning a funeral or attending one, we will provide straightforward answers to your questions and step-by-step instructions to guide you on your way.

How Much Will Your Funeral Cost? Try Our QuickPlan to Find Out.