Eulogies by Aubrey updates our Frequently Asked Questions page from time and time, and when we do we like to let you know! Take a look at our most recent updates below:
How much do you charge for a eulogy?
I charge a one-time fee of $265 for an approximately 1000(plus)- word eulogy. Any revisions you require, within reason, are included in this charge.
How do I pay and when?
I am able to accept all major cards as well as PayPal. I do request payment before I begin work on your eulogy, simply to protect against those few who would take advantage of the reverse process.
How long will it take for me to speak my eulogy?
Depending on how much information you provide, your finished eulogy will usually contain 1000+ words and should generally take between six and eight minutes to deliver. If you would prefer a longer or shorter eulogy, please let me know.
How long will it take for you to finish my eulogy? Do you take rush orders?
I will work to complete your order and have it sent back to you within 48 hours. I cannot always accommodate rush orders, but if you need it sooner or within a certain time frame, please still let me know, and I'll see what I can do.
How will you get my completed eulogy to me?
I will send your eulogy to the email address that you provide me on the order form (please ensure that your email address is spelled correctly/does not block my emails via firewall, etc). I will send it as a message and also as an attachment so that you may print/utilize it at your convenience. If you do not receive your eulogy within 48 hours, please check your spam folder. It will be sent from email@example.com.
Can I see one of your writing samples?
Yes. Click here to be taken to my Eulogy Examples page.
I've already written out parts of my eulogy, but need help putting it all together and making it sound good. Can you help with that?
Absolutely! Many of my clients already have all of their thoughts on paper and simply need me to make it "speech" worthy. If this is you, email me what you have, and I'll take it from there.
My loved one has not yet passed away, but it is imminent. I'm thinking of going ahead and starting the brainstorming process for their eulogy. Can you help?
Yes. It's actually a fairly common - and even smart, I would say - move to try and get your thoughts down (things that you would like represented in your eulogy) ahead of your loved one's passing. Just let me know if this is your situation, and I am more than willing to assist you every step of the way.
Do you also offer obituary writing services?
Upon request, I offer a complimentary obituary for each eulogy order.
I have dyslexia or another disability that makes it difficult to read. Can you accommodate for my eulogy?
Absolutely. Simple fonts, larger text size, extra spacing, and/or changing the layout of your eulogy can all help to make it easier for you to read. I will work with you until we get it just right for you.
I have suffered the loss of a child. Are you still able to help?
Yes. Please note that the form on my Order page is generally for adult loss. If you have suffered miscarriage, infant or child loss, please let me know in a message here. I have a special eulogy order form for you that I will send to you.
I recently lost my pet and plan to hold a service in their memory. Would you be willing to write a eulogy for them?
I would be honored. Our pets are our family and losing any one of them would be the same as losing a family member. Let me know in a message here, and I will send you a separate order form.
At this time I cannot bring myself to fill out the eulogy order form. Can you still help?
I understand that there are times when grief knows no words. There is an art to writing quality work with little information, and I'm confident in my ability to do so. Fill out what you can of the order form, submit it, and I will let you know if any additional information is needed.
It would be easier for me to speak with you over the phone. Do you take phone consultations?
Eulogies by Aubrey operates entirely online; we do not take phone calls. Any inquiries or concerns can be sent in a message here or to my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have sent you a contact form and/or submitted my eulogy order and provided payment, but have not heard back from you. What's going on?
Please double-check your Spam folder. Or, rarely, it could be that you have provided an unavailable email address. When sending me a contact form or placing your order, please ensure that the email address you enter in your form is spelled correctly, is not protected by a firewall or proxy that would block any incoming emails from me, etc. In the case that any emails I send to you come back to me as "Undeliverable," I can bear no further responsibility.
If we receive a payment from you, but do not receive your order form, we will do what we can to contact you. If we are unable to contact you, we can bear no further responsibility, and a full refund will be issued.
I am concerned about my privacy and would rather not send my information through your online order form. Is there an alternative?
Eulogies by Aubrey utilizes BoomForm, a secure application powered by the company BoomTech. We subscribe to this service specifically to ensure that any information our clients submit to us is secured and protected through encryption. If you are more comfortable, we are more than happy to email you the order form questions, just let us know.
I am not able to pay your fee right now, but I still need help with a eulogy. What can I do?
I am very aware that not everyone has the means to hire a professional writer to assist them with their eulogy, or even family or friends who are able to help. But I believe that every loved one who has passed on deserves a quality eulogy. So I offer anyone who needs it a free eulogy template. Click here for more information.
I see a typo in my returned eulogy draft, and I'm not happy about it. What's the next step?
While I strive to provide perfect eulogies for all of my clients, I am still human. If you have read through your returned draft and have found an error, please let me know right away, and I will be more than happy to correct it for you.
If excessive edits or changes to your eulogy are requested, to protect my time, I may require an extra charge at my discretion.
Can I request a refund?
I cannot provide a refund for a completed eulogy. However, if you have just paid and have decided not to use Eulogies by Aubrey, and in the case I have not already begun extensive work on your order, I would be happy to provide you with a full refund, no questions asked.
What are your hours of operation?
You may place your eulogy order 24/7/365*. For weekend orders and emails, for those submitted after 5pm Central, or for those submitted on holidays, please expect a response from me no later than the very next business day.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you have.
Note: This blog is a re-post from August 2019.
When you have lost someone you loved, especially someone who was very near and dear to you, you need help. You need loving support from family and friends, an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. You need help planning the funeral. You may need help just keeping the house clean and food stocked up. Sometimes you need gentle reminders to take care of yourself, to bathe, eat, and brush your teeth or hair. You may need spiritual support and guidance, such as what a pastor could provide. You may also seek professional help in managing your thoughts surrounding your grief, and that is perfectly okay.
It is a wonderful thing to have people in your life who can provide you with these types of necessary support as you begin to process your loss and heal from it. But not everyone has this kind of support network, and these are the people who need special consideration.
Are you or someone you know struggling to deal with the passing of a loved one? Below, I have compiled a list of resources that can be used as a starting point to get you the help you need. Whether a passing has already occurred or is imminent, please feel free to bookmark or share this page as needed.
It is my hope and prayer that you find the assistance and encouragement you are seeking.
6 Resources for Those Dealing With Loss
1. Samaritans Hotline
Are you wrestling with constant mental or emotional turmoil following the death of your loved one? If you are feeling extreme loneliness and/or having thoughts of suicide, call or text Samaritans Hotline. They are accessible 24/7. For immediate support, reach them at: 877-870-HOPE or 877-870-4673. https://samaritanshope.org/
2. Everplans Funeral Checklist
Planning a funeral is hard work. Even if you have the help of a director, it is still up to you to make and keep track of several important final decisions. The end-of-life planning experts at Everplans have created a free funeral planning checklist to help you out. Find it here: https://www.everplans.com/articles/checklist-plan-a-funeral-or-memorial-service
3. Next Gen Memorials
Next Gen Memorials has compiled a lengthy list of poems, verses and other sayings fit to be read at a funeral or memorial service. Check it out here for some extra inspiration: https://www.nextgenmemorials.com/funeral_poems_memorial_verses/
4. Modern Loss- Books on Grief
Sometimes books can be the best companions! If reading is your thing, take a look through this short list of “6 Grief Books That Actually Helped” over at https://modernloss.com/6-grief-books-actually-help/
5. Light a Candle
Many times, a physical gesture (such as a butterfly release or letting go of a balloon) can serve to help us say goodbye to those we love in a symbolic way. At https://gratefulness.org/light-a-candle/, the internet allows you to do this virtually. This site has reached millions of people all over the world…light your own candle there today in memory of your loved one.
6. A Master List of Grief Resources
Masters in Counseling has a giant list of 115 other resources for you to take advantage of. No matter what your needs are (and no matter what kind of grief you are dealing with-death of a loved one, child loss, job loss….), you are sure to find something helpful: https://www.mastersincounseling.org/guide/loss-grief-bereavement/
And if course, should you need any help writing a eulogy, you know who to turn to <3 Eulogies by Aubrey is a quality eulogy writing service available to you 24/7. Contact us today right here: http://www.eulogiesbyaubrey.com/contact.html#/
Sometimes when writing, especially a eulogy, it really helps to listen to some beautiful music.
I discovered this pretty song recently and wanted to share...the melody and especially lyrics are beautiful. May they provide comfort for anyone who is grieving.
"Saturn" by Sleeping At Last
I recently had the opportunity to guest-write an article for this month's edition of Coming of Age Magazine! "What Will Be Your Story" is about the story aspect of eulogy-writing. Check out an excerpt below, or see the link for the full spread :)