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5 Amazing Ways Videos and Photos Help Your Families Heal

When you work in the funeral profession, you often get asked the same kind of question from family and friends who are fascinated by our jobs: “How do you cope with people grieving every day? Isn’t it depressing?” While most people think of funerals as a time of mourning, grieving or sadness, funeral professionals know […]
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How To Avoid Burnout & Make Time For Yourself (In A Profession With No Time Off)

Did you know that three-quarters of mortuary grads leave the profession within ten years because of job burnout?! And we bet that massive statistic doesn’t even surprise you too much. The truth is, burnout doesn’t just apply to college students and working moms. Any hard worker in a hectic and busy profession can easily suffer […]

7 Tips for Selling The Value Of Your Funeral Service Over the Phone

When a person calls your funeral home, they can’t see how much time and thought has gone into creating a comforting environment. They can’t touch all of the different products and memorial items available or experience the personal care of your staff. Their first impression is defined by one thing and one thing only—how well […]

What Baby Boomers Want From Funerals (And Aren’t Telling You)

Funeral professionals have relied on the same tried-and-true methods for years—bringing families into your funeral home through word-of-mouth recommendations or counting on the basic name recognition that comes with having a small, local business. And because these ways of attracting families have always worked fine in the past, you may have never really had a […]
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Make Memorial Videos Even MORE Powerful With These 3 Features

If you are sharing memorial videos at your funeral home, then you know just how powerful and moving this single product can be when it comes to helping your families memorialize their loved ones. Sure, pictures can help to bring up old memories or help your families learn a little more about the life of […]
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5 Of The Most Oddball Funeral Products & Services Out There

We are big fans of funeral personalization here at funeralOne. The more you can help a loved one’s personality and life story shine through in their funeral, the better! Whatever helps the family remember and honor their loved one, right?! But while we’re totally up for a fun song that is played after the service, […]
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No, I’m Not Gothic… And 4 More Assumptions Families Have About Funeral Professionals

I’ve been working in the funeral profession for a while now. When I’m not writing for funeralOne’s blog, I also travel around the country speaking with funeral directors and professionals at local conferences, and spend most of my days learning and writing about the millions of passionate people that make up this profession. And let […]
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4 Ways To Help Your Families Celebrate Life AFTER The Funeral

The other day, while strolling through the Zilker Park Botanical Gardens in Austin, I found a beautiful bench that I had probably overlooked a hundred times before. At first glance – and to the average stroller – this bench might not have seemed so special. But on this particular day, the sun was shining just […]
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Impress Your Families (And Become A Funeral Flower CHAMPION) With These Facts

I have a lot of respect for funeral professionals. After heading up funeralOne’s The Sympathy Store for six years, I still have not found the perfect formula of what to say when it comes to personal loss. Do you offer words of sympathy? Do you try to relate to the person’s grief? Sometimes it’s just […]

4 Tips For Kicking Butt In The Funeral Profession (That You Didn’t Learn In Mortuary School)

Nothing is better than finding your passion in life. For some people, this might be a desire to express your creativity through art or music, or to help people better themselves through education or teaching. But for those in the funeral profession, the journey towards a career full of passion is a little bit different.Maybe […]