We ship all kinds of headstones & monuments to any place in United States and Canada!

Design Collections

Stone Angel

Memorial Bench

Burial Stone Tombstone

Cemetary Headstones

Monuments Cemetery

Tomb Stone Stone

Stone Cross

Headstones Grave Markers

Stone Etching

Grave Markers

Tombstone Gravestone

Monument Photos

Funeral Monument

Tombstone Headstone

Blank Headstone

Burial Headstone
Burial Headstones
Cleaning A Headstone
Cleaning Headstone
Cleaning Headstones
Custom Headstone
Design A Headstone
Design Headstone
Design Headstones
Designs For Headstones
Gravestone Headstone
Gravestone Headstones
Funeral Head Stones
Funeral Headstone
Funeral Headstones
Tombstone Headstones
Granite Head Stone
Granite Head Stones
Granite Headstone
Granite Headstones
Granite Memorial Headstones
Grave Headstone
Grave Headstone Design
Grave Headstones
Graveyard Headstones
Tombstone Headstone Headstone
Tombstone Headstone Headstones
Head Stone
Head Stones
Head Stones For Graves
Headstone And Memorials
Headstone And Monuments
Headstone Cleaning
Headstone Design
Headstone Designs
Headstone Examples
Headstone For Grave
Headstone For Graves
Headstone Granite
Headstone Grave
Headstone Layouts
Headstone Marble
Headstone Marker
Headstone Markers
Headstone Memorial
Headstone Memorials
Headstone Monument
Headstone Monuments
Headstone Online
Headstone Purchase
Headstone Symbols
Headstone Template
Headstones And Markers
Headstones And Memorials
Headstones And Monuments
Headstones Design
Headstones Designs
Headstones For Graves
Headstones Granite
Headstones Grave
Headstones Graves
Headstones Markers
Headstones Memorial
Headstones Memorials
Headstones Monuments
Jewish Headstone
Jewish Headstones
Making Headstones
Marble Headstone
Markers Headstones
Memorial Headstone
Memorial Headstones
Memorials And Headstones
Memorials Headstones
Military Headstones
Monument Headstone
Monument Headstones
Monuments And Headstones
Monuments Headstones
Old Headstones
Online Headstone
Stone Headstones
The Headstones

Monuments Memorials

Stone Memorial

Burial Stone Tombstone

Tombstone Markers For Graves Image For Enciso Family

Headstones Tombstones

Cost Headstone

Monuments And Headstones

First page Previous page

Prairie-Flower-Headstone Prank-Headstone-With-Your-Name Prayer-For-Blessing-A-Headstone Prayer-Of-Dedication-For-A-Headstone
Discount Tombstone Pictures Grave Stone Sculpture Head Stones Picture Discount Picture Headstones
Praying-Hands-Headstone Precious-Memories-Headstones Precious-Moments-Headstone President-Dolley-Madison-Headstone
Buy Monument Grave Headstones Online Price Unique Memorials Stones Grave Tombstones Inscription
President-James-Madison-Headstone Presley-Headstone-Memphis Price-Headstones Price-Of-Headstone
Headstone Cemetery Engraving Headstone Markers Sculpture Economical Head Markers Price-Of-Headstone
Price-Of-Headstones Prices-For-Headstones Prices-Of-Headstones Prices-On-Headstones
Price-Of-Headstones Prices-For-Headstones Prices-Of-Headstones Prices-On-Headstones
Pricing-On-Monument-Headstones-For-Graves Proper-Headstone-Placement Purchase-Headstone Purchase-Headstones
Headstones And Memorials Inscription Economical Grave Head Stone Low-cost Granite Gravestone Granite Gravestones Inscription

Funeral Etiquette - Three Simple Principles

By Kim Gibson

If you've recently heard of the death of someone you know, you may feel a mixture of sadness and anxiety. The anxiety could be from uncertainty about proper funeral etiquette. Knowing what to do and say at a funeral can make a solemn situation more comfortable. There are three simple principles which, if followed, can guide you to appropriate funeral etiquette.


Appropriately connecting with people who are grieving requires courtesy. Calling on the family at home or by telephone should always be done with their convenience in mind. For example, arriving late at night to express your sympathy probably won't be helpful, but calling ahead to ask when you might drop by would be.

In the same way, show courtesy at visitations and funerals by turning off cell phones and pagers and leaving children unable to sit quietly through the event at home. If there's a graveside service and funeral procession, allow family members of the deceased to make their way to the grave site first and follow the instructions provided by funeral home staff. Courteous funeral etiquette centers around focusing attention on grieving friends and family rather than ourselves.


Expressing true sympathy begins with kindness. Small gestures such as writing a personal note of sympathy to the family or providing food for a funeral dinner can be quite helpful. Think of what would help you the most if you had lost someone close to you and then act accordingly.

Here are some other acts of kindness which can help alleviate stress and grief after a death:

Offer to babysit small children to allow adult family members time together

Order flowers or a plant, or contribute to a charity in memory of the departed

Offer transportation or shopping services

Purchase gift cards that can be used for meals or items needed for the funeral

Sit with grieving friends and family and simply listen to them

Stay in touch after the funeral when others have gone home


Attending a funeral or wake is often referred to as "paying respects," and that's a good illustration of how respect and grieving are linked together. At a funeral, in particular, respectful behavior by those attending can help take the sharp edge off the day's grief.

Here's an illustration: imagine attending a funeral that is overshadowed by loud chatter and inappropriate comments during the service. Not only is that kind of behavior discourteous, it shows a lack of respect for the occasion.

Follow the immediate family's lead to know what's appropriate and respectful. If they're rejoicing over the deceased's relief from long-term pain or sharing a laugh over an old story, by all means join in. Just remember that the attention should be focused on the one who has passed away and their family, not on those paying respects.

One more note about respectful funeral etiquette: dress to suit the occasion. That doesn't have to mean somber, black clothing, but choose business clothing rather than casual unless the family informs you ahead of time they'll be casually dressed.

Funeral etiquette principles aren't carved in stone, but allowing yourself to be guided by courtesy, kindness and respect is always appropriate. By doing so, you may set the tone for others and help to make a sad event less difficult.

Kimberly Gibson is owner of Elegant Memorials Funeral Program Templates. She also writes and publishes a wide range of articles in funeral and memorial planning including funeral and bereavement poems


About us  ||  Sitemap  ||  Articles  ||  Terms of Sale  ||  Order Procedure  ||  FAQ  ||  Links



Email: sales@monumentsusa.com

3986 Teakwood Dr, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5C 3T5
Tel:  905.615.0613

Email: sales@monumentsusa.com


Memorial, Markers, Memorials, Mausoleum, Monument, Monuments, Headstone, Headstones, Head Stone, Head Stones, Tombstone, Tombstones, Grave Stone, Grave Stones, Gravestone,

Gravestones, Headstone, Memorial_Bench, Grave Markers, Tomb Stone, Tomb Stones, Tombstone Grave Markers Drawing For Griner Family, Cemetery, Cemeteries, Grave, Graves, Double Granite Memorial Stones, Burial

Copyright @2009 MonumentsUSA.com All rights reserved