25 Quotes That Remind Us Why We’re In The Funeral Profession

In any job and in any profession, there are good days and there are bad days. Sometimes you wake up and jump out of bed, ready to tackle the exciting day ahead. Other days, the sound of your alarm clock has you wanting to pull the covers over your head and hit the fast-forward button. […]

6 Classes That Every Funeral Director Should Major In This Year

We are officially one week into the back-to-school season. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “It’s been years since I had a first day of school!” But just because you may have stopped stocking up on September school supplies, or showing up for class with a fresh notebook ready to be filled, that doesn’t mean […]

The Go-To Guide To Writing Great Funeral Thank-You Notes

“Do people still write thank-notes?” This question is often asked to funeral directors when helping families prepare for a funeral. The short answer? Yes.   The thank-you note writing tradition is strong in my family. But other families may have questions about writing thank-you notes following a funeral service, such as why write them in […]

10 Funeral Professionals To Follow On Twitter For Constant Inspiration

It’s easy to fall into a head-down, check-off-the-next-task work pattern when you work in the funeral profession. It’s just the nature of our business. You wake up (often hours before you want to) to take care of a house call, only to rush into the office for an afternoon of back-to-back arrangement conferences. If you’re […]

The Pros and Cons of Millennials Taking Over The Funeral Profession

There are a lot of changes on the horizon for the funeral profession. Families as we’ve always known and served them are changing, in their values and in their funeral service requests. Cremation is rising at an even faster rate than many out there predicted. And even we, funeral service veterans, are transitioning out as […]

10 Amazing, FREE Funeral Resources To Share With Families

As funeral professionals, we all have one goal in common. Whether we’re creating beautiful products or websites for funeral homes, or working directly with families in need, our purpose is always the same: make the funeral process as easy and meaningful as possible for families experiencing a loss. It’s why we get up in the […]

5 Things To NEVER Do When Sending Sympathy Flowers

It’s never easy to find the right words to say to someone who is going through a personal loss. “I’m sorry for your loss” just seems so generic, whereas “they will be missed” just doesn’t seem to convey how deep and impactful the loss is. So when death impacts someone close to us, we’re often […]

8 MORE Wedding Personalization Ideas Funeral Pros Should Steal

For some people, the summer months mean beach vacations, family barbecues or nights spent beside the bonfire. But for those of us in the event planning world, the summer season only means one thing — weddings. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “I’m in the funeral profession. Why would I care that it’s wedding season?” […]

Everything You Know About Obituary Writing Is Wrong

Remember those little Magicubes you’d snap onto your Kodak Instamatic? Quaint, right? Except for a few purists, we don’t even use cameras anymore. Likewise, obituaries have migrated from print to the web. But it would be a mistake to think of online obituaries as the electronic equivalent of newspaper obits. Technology has transformed length, content, […]

4 Ways To Connect Live With Your Families Through Social Media

Funeral professionals are constantly looking for better, faster ways to connect with the families in their community. I’m sure if you had it your way, families would understand the value of the services that you provide and why you’re the best choice to care for their loved one long before they actually needed your services. […]