We Are Thankful For You

Word to the Wise Newsletter

November 2021

As we move through our day-to-day business it’s easy to take the things that are important for granted. For a business like ours, we rarely get the opportunity to say thank you to the people who make our work possible, you.

As we head into the holiday season, we’d like to take a moment to let you know how grateful we are to have your support. We hope that you never need us, but when you do, we’ll be there to offer support, guidance, and assistance. Thank you!


For most of us, the holidays are a time filled with joy, celebration, and family. If you are grieving, however, this time of year can be particularly challenging. Besides navigating the typical hustle and bustle of activity, situations that you might have looked forward to in the past can become emotional triggers. From family traditions that evoke the memory of the missing person to encountering people who aren’t aware of the situation, there are many ways that the holidays can amplify grief.

Remember, grief comes in all shapes and sizes. There is no timeline and no right or wrong way to handle it. So be patient with yourself and take care of your needs in the way that works for you. Our article Handling Grief During the Holidays offers some tips to help you manage your unique situation. This article can also be helpful if you are trying to help someone manage their grief.

If you feel your grief is more than you can handle, don’t hesitate to reach out to a friend, a loved one, or an organization specializing in helping people work through troubled times.

More Resources on Grief:


At Funeralwise we know a little something about planning funerals. In fact, we recommend that everyone take the time to consider how they would like their end-of-life plans to be handled. After all, the best time to plan a funeral is BEFORE you need it!

Over the years, we’ve found that for many people, the do-it-yourself approach doesn’t fit, or the planning is done, but it’s missing one crucial element–how to pay for it. Luckily, we’ve come up with a solution. We now offer the Funeralwise Protection Plan.

The Protection Plan, available only through Funeralwise, is designed to help people create their own meaningful funeral with the help of an expert Preplanning Specialist and ensure that there are sufficient funds available to pay for it.

Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, the Funeralwise Protection Plan may be just the thing you need to get it done. It’s the most comprehensive tool in our family of Wise Planning Solutions. It can help you give yourself and your loved ones the peace of mind that comes with knowing that there will be sufficient funds available for your funeral.

We encourage you to take a look at the Plan and see if it’s right for you.



As the funeral industry evolves, so too do the number of options you have for creating ceremonies to honor the deceased. Deciding what’s right for you can be confusing. Should you choose a Funeral or a Celebration of Life? What’s the difference.

In short, a Celebration of Life is really just a more personal, less formal version of a funeral. But that doesn’t mean you have to choose one over the other.

Our article “Celebration of Life or Funeral: What’s the Difference?” breaks it down for you.


As cremation grows in popularity, so too do misconceptions about what it is and what the dos and don’ts are. For example, choosing cremation does not mean that you can’t still have a funeral.

If you are trying to decide if cremation is right for you, or you just curious about it, our article “10 Things To Know About Cremation” will answer some of the most common questions. Our website also has a comprehensive section about cremation that can answer questions and clear up myths.

>>Read 10 Things to Know About Cremation

Why not take a few minutes to get started today. TRY THE PLANNER

Take a few minutes to make sure it’s up-to-date. GO TO YOUR PLAN

Funeralwise.com is the place to go on the web for everything you need to know about funerals. Whether you are planning a funeral or attending one, we will provide you with straightforward answers to your questions and step-by-step instructions to guide you on your way.v

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