We are Thankful for You

November 2019 Newsletter
Word to the Wise Newsletter

As November comes to a close, we’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to the members of the Funeralwise community for their support and continuing interest. We wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday season and send our heartfelt best wishes for the coming new year. 


When someone experiences a loss we often turn to gift giving to let them know we are thinking about them, and we understand their grief. The trouble is, it’s not always easy to choose the right gift. To help, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite sympathy gifts. These are selected because they are each a unique and thoughtful way to offer our sentiments.

We hope you don’t need the list right now, but in case you do, take a look to see what you think.

>> 10 Unique & Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts


If you are one of the millions of people that head south for the winter, you should consider purchasing an affordable Travel Protection Plan.

Travel plans cover the costs of getting you home should the unthinkable happen. While it’s hard to imagine needing such a plan, it can make good financial sense. Take a few minutes to learn more about why purchasing a travel plan is a smart move if you are a frequent traveler or you spend winter away from home.

>>Heading South for the Winter?


For most people, the holiday season is a time of family, friends, and joy. For those who are grieving, however, the traditions and celebrations that we usually look forward to can be stark reminders of someone who is no longer with us. The grief can be more intense, and the pain sharper. Even if you thought you had turned a corner on grief, you might be taken by surprise when sadness bubbles up at unexpected times.

To help you navigate the difficulties of grief over the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of six things you can do to help yourself or others to not just make it through the season, but perhaps get stronger. To view the list, click on the button below.

>>Learn More About Handling Grief Over the Holidays

It’s not easy to plan a funeral that is personal and reflects the life of the deceased. That’s where funeral celebrants come in. Celebrants are professionals who are trained in designing custom funerals.

A professional celebrant will work with you to create a ceremony that takes into account the personality of the person being honored as well as the customs and traditions that were important to them.

Visit our site to learn more about funeral celebrants and how you might work with one.

>>Learn More About Using a Funeral Celebrant


Losing a beloved pet can cause intense grief. Not surprising since our pets are part of the family. Holding a memorial ceremony to commemorate the life and memories you shared can help build a bridge to help pass through the grief.

A pet funeral does not have to be elaborate or formal. In fact, you can design the ceremony any way you like. We can help with ideas for the types of things you can include in a meaningful ceremony.

For information on how to hold a pet funeral, see our Pet Loss pages.

>>Learn More About Having a Funeral For Your Pet


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