Funeral Costs

Are You Part of the 50%?

FUNERALS BY THE NUMBERS The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recently confirmed what many in the industry suspected, more than half of Americans now opt for cremation. The NFDA, which also tracks funeral industry statistics, estimates that by 2025 this number will be more than 60%. Rising funeral prices for in-ground burial are a […]


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 awhile 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 customs […]


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. […]


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. […]


Preplanning Your Funeral

Regardless of your age or financial situation, it’s smart to preplan your funeral. That way, your family will know exactly what you want when the time comes. Even better, you get to make your own decisions about the type of funeral you want. As an added benefit, when you preplan your funeral you can better control the […]


GOODBYE FOR NOW. WE’LL CELEBRATE LATER.

Funerals in the Time of COVID Part One Since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Washington State in January of 2020, our lives have changed at light speed. As it turns out, so have our deaths.  Funeral services have ground to a halt and the way we honor the lives […]


Poems for Loss of a Pet

As long as there has been recorded writing, there has been poetry. The best and most popular poets have a gift for putting what we are feeling to words. the appeal of poetry is universal and has long been used as a way to express our feelings and offer comfort in difficult times. When we […]


Funerals By The Numbers

The Funeral Trends Ticker is designed to offer a snapshot of the options our funeral planners are choosing. The total “Funeral Plans Created on Funeralwise.com” is the total number of plans that our planners have created to date with our Wise Planning System. The percentages represent the number of people who have selected the indicated options. […]


FUNERALWISE FAVORITES: 12 Unique and Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts

When someone passes away our hearts go out to their loved ones. We want to do something to help and to offer a token that shows we are thinking of them during their grief. Finding the right sympathy gifts to express our feelings can be difficult. There are tried and true options that are safe […]


10 Things to Know About Pet Funerals and Memorial Services

For most people, pets are part of the family. So when we lose a furry friend we look for a way to commemorate the memories we shared. The trouble is, it’s not always easy to find the perfect way to celebrate the time we had together. Did you know that you can hold a funeral […]


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