How Funeral Homes Can Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The statistics that surround breast cancer are startling: – On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes – 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes – Over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive […]

6 Spooky Ways To Spend NFDA 2017 (And Halloween) In Boston

People make a lot of generalizations about those of us who work in the funeral profession… we hang around in graveyards all day, we are fascinated by death, and we all wish we were members of the Adams Family. But apart from that last one that’s just a misconception (for the most part, anyway), death, […]

16 New Marketing Statistics That Could Make Or Break Your Funeral Business

Funeral directors tend to have a steep grudge against online marketing. But they’re not the only ones… any community-based business that thrives on face-to-face service and creating experiences is going to be hesitant about the importance of marketing themselves on the internet. After all, your families are your customers, and they live right down the […]

Suicide Prevention Month: How Funeral Directors Can Be A Vital Lifeline

As someone who has lost family and loved ones to suicide, I know just how shocking and gut-wrenching this kind of loss can be. Not only are you dealing with the unexpected death of someone who is near and dear to you, but you are also left grappling with an endless number of unanswered questions. […]

Shop Local: 3 Ways Funeral Homes Support The Local Community

Small town communities are making a comeback. For the last decade, the local-made, hometown shop owner has been struggling to keep up with the eCommerce giants of the world who enticed shoppers with things like two-day shipping and bottom-dollar prices. (We’re looking at you, Amazon and Walmart.com.) But it seems as though the cracks in […]

The 11 Most Buzz-Worthy Funeral Articles on Buzzfeed EVER

When it comes to going viral on the internet, Buzzfeed knows a thing or two. This popular content website not only serves up trending news stories minute by minute, but they are also a 24/7 machine of churning out addicting, viral, trending content that will have you kissing your productivity goodbye. But while we love […]

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 […]