November 26, 2020

Funerals can be very expensive, with the average funeral in the United States costing several thousand dollars. The average cost of a funeral can vary greatly by location. That being said, there are practical ways to save on costs without being "cheap". One of the most difficult factors in controlling costs for a funeral is feeling guilty by not paying more or going with the "best" option. However, the suggestions below will show that you can spend less and get more by being savvy.

September 23, 2020

Bereavement flights are the special reduced rate that airlines offer to relatives of someone who has died or is very sick. They may also offer discounts for family emergencies. While many airlines offer bereavement fares, some do not. You should always remember to look at the terms and conditions of your flight in case there are any restrictions or fine print, such as document requirements (you may be required to provide a death certificate) or cancellation policies.

August 10, 2020

A direct cremation is a disposition option (method treating a deceased's body) in which the deceased's body is cremated and the cremated remains (ashes or cremains) are returned to family members. Direct cremations have become steadily more popular as an option in recent years due to their cost and the freedom it gives the family to have less formal funeral services or celebration-of-life gatherings.

July 8, 2020

Purchasing and sending funeral flowers to the funeral home is one of the most common and time-consuming tasks when planning a funeral. This task can be made even more complicated if you are unable to visit the flower shop or funeral home due to several different reasons. If you want to simplify this task you should either speak with the funeral director or use our funeral flower service.

July 2, 2020

Sending sympathy flowers to the immediate family of the deceased is a touching way to show your sympathy and celebrate the life of the deceased. However, sometimes it's hard to know the etiquette and timing. Do you send them as soon as you are notified of the death or after the funeral? Sometimes it's hard to guess what would be best for those who are grieving.

June 2, 2020

Buying items online has become the norm in most parts of our modern lives. What many people may be surprised to find out is that caskets and coffins can be purchased online as well and are often more affordable than other options. While you still may want to both browse and or purchase from a funeral home directly, if you want to buy from a third party online retailer you will need to take the following into account.

May 26, 2020

It is always a good idea to include a note on any sympathy or funeral flowers you plan on sending to the deceased's loved ones. For many people this may be a difficult thing to write, either because they are not confident in their writing ability or they are overwhelmed with grief and sadness themselves. Remember that during these times you can rely on some timeless phrases to convey your sympathies and love to friends and family.

May 15, 2020

The world of funerals and funeral homes may be distant and mysterious to many people until they are required to plan a funeral for a friend or a loved one. This usually leads to having to quickly learn concepts and terms that are not used in common day speech, such as internment and Alkaline hydrolysis. This is why we created this guide to terms regarding coffins and caskets, the difference of which is generally the shape, even though the two terms are generally interchangeable today.

May 11, 2020

The loss of a pet comes with its own grief and difficulties. Pet owners never want to think about the loss of their beloved pet, but they will need to make some plans for when the day comes. Below we outline some of the issues with loss and what practical considerations you should make.

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