How to Plan a Funeral : Memorial Ideas

How to plan a funeral, including a handy checklist for planning

How to Plan a Funeral, includes a handy checklist for planning a celebration of life

Resources for How to Plan a Funeral

Find our advice for how to plan a funeral.  Resources include music, poems, cards and gifts, obituaries, and books.  Need help getting started?  Read through our free guides below.

Get started with our downloadable Guidebook to Planning a Life Celebration.  Includes a helpful checklist.
— Memorial ideas guide to Personalize a memorial or Life Celebration
More Memorial Life Celebration Ideas
Examples of Unique and Creative Funeral and Life Celebrations

Poems for funeral services and memorial programs:

Memorial Verses – Collection of Verses, Funeral Poems and Sayings
Funeral Bible Readings
Funeral poetry for Grandmother or Grandma
Funeral poems for Mom
Funeral poems for Dad
Poetry for the loss of a child, son or daughter 

Songs for funeral services and memorial programs:

Memorial Songs – Our Favorite Funeral Songs From Sarah McLachlan to Elvis Presley.  Includes lyrics and a player to listen to each one.
Country Funeral Songs

Memorial Ideas Guide for favors for a Celebration of Life:

— Unique Memorial Gifts
Gifts for Someone Who Lost a Parent
Top 10 best selling funeral gifts and favors
What do you give someone who lost a loved one
4 Things You Need for a Celebration of Life

Eulogies and Obituaries:

Writing a Funeral Eulogy, A Step by Step Guide – Words to say at a Funeral
Funeral Sample Eulogy
Example Eulogy for a friend
How to write an Obituary
Obituary Samples, Unique Obituary Examples
How to write a Memorial Folder or Program
Free Eulogy for a Father
Cher’s Eulogy for Sonny Bono

Memorial Ideas Guide for Remembering Your Loved One:

Thoughts on Grief
How to remember someone who has died
Memorial Grief Books with Reviews

Help with Cremation Urns and Scattering Ashes:

How to Buy a Funeral or Cremation Urn
How to Scatter Ashes (Cremated Remains)
Poems, Readings and Verses for Scattering Ashes
What Can I Use to Sprinkle the Ashes

How to plan a Funeral. Memorial Ideas, Celebration of Life Ideas Pages

Flowers and Postcards Memory Table

Are you looking for ideas to turn a funeral into a memorable celebration of life? We are a free resource to help you easily create a memorable funeral. We believe a service should be personalized, creative and that it truly reflects the loved one you lost. In the menu under Resource Pages, you will find many memorial ideas and funeral ideas to make the event as personal and unique as the person you lost.  See our helpful hints on choosing poems and songswriting eulogies and obituaries, and memorial gifts for the attendees.  And for later, read about ideas on how to keep their memory alive.

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Tokens of Remembrance and Memorial Gifts:


Not sure where to get started? Download our Guidebook to Planning a Life Celebration for helpful tips and a checklist to follow to learn how to plan a funeral.

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