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Funeral Etiquette: Helpful Tips, What to Say and Rules You Should Follow 

Funeral Etiquette: Helpful Tips, What to Say and Rules You Should Follow 

Funerals are rarely a happy or joyful time in our lives, and can even be extremely stressful. As a funeral guest, you want to do everything possible to honor the individual that has passed by providing comfort and solace to their family. This can leave you in a position of discomfort, where you are unsure which actions or words could be taken the wrong way. Instead of avoiding funerals, take this time to learn a bit more about funeral etiquette and finding the right words to support your friends and family members during this difficult time. Sometimes doing the right thing means waiting to express your feelings at a time when the family members are better able to control their emotions or sending a heartfelt note after the service.

What possibilities follow cremation?

What possibilities follow cremation?

Each year since 2015, more Americans have chosen cremation than burial, a trend that continues to rise today. And although decedents often choose cremation confidently and peacefully, it’s common for those left behind to wonder, “What now?” after...
Simple Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

Simple Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

Words can fail you during a time of loss, even when it is a close friend who is clearly grieving. It feels like anything that you say could potentially cause pain or intensify their feelings of sadness. While there’s always the option to do nothing at all, you want to do something — anything — to help alleviate their suffering. Fortunately, there are some simple ways that you can support a grieving friend.