Understanding Graveside Funeral Etiquette

There are several components involved in a funeral. As a guest, you want to know how to handle each one. A full-service funeral, as it is known, typically begins with a service at a church. In some cases – often in the event of cremation – a memorial service may be...

Funeral Service Eulogies

When you are immersed in the emotional process of planning your loved one’s funeral, the details can be overwhelming. You may be wondering about how to handle the eulogy. Your questions may include how many people should speak and how long the eulogy should be....

Choosing A Memorial Service Venue

A memorial service can be a therapeutic way to remember your loved one and share memories. This type of service is helpful if some family members or close friends were unable to make it to a previously held funeral due to distance or timing. It can also be the right...

How To Care For Cremation Urns

Choosing a cremation urn for your departed loved one takes careful thought and consideration. You want to select something that reflects your feelings or your loved one’s personality. Perhaps you prefer an urn that coordinates with your home decor. While your...

Irish Catholic Funeral Traditions

Every culture in the world practices some sort of ritual or ceremony in recognition of a death. Such traditions give surviving family and friends an opportunity to gather together, comfort one another, and share memories of their loved one. The Emerald Isle...

Guidelines For Visiting A Gravesite

Even though visiting a loved one’s gravesite is commonplace in our culture, you may still have questions regarding how such visits should be carried out. Are there things you should or shouldn’t do? How can you ensure that you show respect during your visit? Most...