10 Do's & Don'ts of Condolence Etiquette

10 Do's & Don'ts of Condolence Etiquette
Mourning online can be a difficult line to walk; between the giving and receiving of condolences, there is no universally acceptable or unacceptable way to pay your respects. There are many unspoken rules of social media etiquette and when combined with a topic like death, it becomes nearly impossible to ...
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A Guide to Navigating the Loss of a Child

A Guide to Navigating the Loss of a Child
If you were recently notified of a possible life-threatening complication in your pregnancy or your baby did not survive its first birthday due to a miscarriage, neonatal death, stillbirth or premature birth, you may be asked to make lasting decisions regarding the autopsy, delivery of the child, and method of ...
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Grieving the Loss of a Child | Resources, Support & Assistance

Grieving the Loss of a Child | Resources, Support & Assistance
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one third of all child deaths occur within the first month of life. While the United States is rated 167th globally in infant deaths, of every 1,000 births, 5.87 children do not make it to their first birthday. The death of a ...
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11 Books to Help Children Understand and Cope with Death

11 Books to Help Children Understand and Cope with Death
Death is an inevitable and natural part of life. However, when tragedy strikes a family, it is often times difficult for children to conceptualize what death is, how we grieve, and what it means to die. We at Funerals360 have compiled a list that details 11 great books to talk about death ...
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Sympathy Gift Ideas: Going Beyond Flowers

Sympathy Gift Ideas: Going Beyond Flowers
A sympathy gift is a way to communicate with grieving families or individuals that their grief is valid, you are thinking of them, and you care for them. Often times, flowers are sent to a family or funeral, however there are many other gifts you can send that may be more ...
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Sitting shiva: A guide for the planner

Sitting shiva: A guide for the planner
If you haven't read our artciles blogs about shiva make sure to check them out. Our first blog Shiva 101 talks about what is shiva. The second blog deals with Shiva Etiquette. This blog tells you how to help your Jewish friends mourn. Shiva is observed by Jewish mourners for seven ...
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Shiva Etiquette: A guide to making a shiva call

Shiva Etiquette: A guide to making a shiva call
What is Shiva?   Shiva or "sitting shiva" is the act of consoling a Jewish family who has just lost a loved one. You can learn more about shiva here in Shiva 101. We spoke with Sharon Rosen, founder of ShivaConnect to provide us additional insight on the topic on how ...
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Shiva 101 - A Simple Guide to Shiva Practices

Shiva 101 - A Simple Guide to Shiva Practices
Funeral and mourning rituals and traditions vary greatly between different cultures and religions. Today we are taking a look at the Jewish mourning tradition of "sitting shiva".  To help us understand what this means and what we can do as mourners or supporters of mourners, we have consulted with "The ...
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Grief Talk with Audrey featuring Rachel Zeldin on Funeral Planning

Grief Talk with Audrey featuring Rachel Zeldin on Funeral Planning
Funeral Planning by Grief Talk with Audrey on Blog Talk Radio Rachel Zeldin of Funerals360 (formerly I'm Sorry to Hear) chatted with Audrey Pellicano, the Wise Widow about funeral planning, caskets, the Funeral Rule, and other need-to-know items when planning a funeral. Listen online or download to be an informed funeral onsumer. ...
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How to Support a Friend After the Death of a Loved One

How to Support a Friend After the Death of a Loved One
Many of us struggle to find the right words to say to a friend or family member who is at the beginning stages in grieving the death of a loved one. If you know someone who is grieving but you are searching for an appropriate thing to say or do, ...
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