Memorial Video

5 Memorial Video Hacks That Will Take Your Videos From Simple to STUNNING

Tribute videos are a HUGE trend in the funeral profession… While these stunning life memorials used to be something that you would see once in a blue moon during a funeral service or life celebration, they are now becoming one of the most common requests from today’s families. And it makes sense why… Photos have […]


4 Misconceptions Funeral Pros Have That Are Killing Their Business

Alright… we’ve got a confession to make. This article isn’t about funeral trends, Baby Boomers, cremation vs. burial, or any of the other funeral misconceptions that we regularly debunk here on the funeralOne blog. Today we’re talking about a topic that is much more controversial in the funeral profession … digital marketing. BUT WAIT!  Before […]

funeral songs

11 Modern Funeral Songs That Celebrate Life

Funerals are getting more and more personalized these days… families are swapping out light funeral refreshments for full-on food and beverage stations, and even planning weekend-long memorial celebrations instead of a traditional funeral service! (Don’t believe us? Just check out these out-of-the-box funeral personalization ideas.) But planning a personalized funeral service doesn’t have to be […]


Why The Next 10 Years Of Funerals Will Blow Away The Last 10

The funeral profession has gone through a lot of changes over the last 10 years. Between the rising trend of cremation, the importance of online funeral products like websites and social media pages, and even the shift in the needs of today’s families, it’s hard to believe that the next 10 years could shake up […]

funeral director

5 Things A Great Funeral Director Will NEVER Say To Families

Families come to funeral directors for a number of reasons… to get advice, to find answers, to get help, and even to find comfort. But most of all, families come to funeral professionals because they are the best go-to resource there is when it comes to everything funerals. When faced with a new experience – especially […]

funeral directors

5 Things It’s “OK” For Funeral Directors To Do When Helping Families

“Is it OK that I sometimes want a day off where I don’t have to help families?” “Is it OK that I sometimes get emotional during funeral services?” “Is it OK that I like spending time with the deceased more than with the family?” You’d be surprised by the number of funeral professionals who leave […]

funeral profession

9 Funeral Directors Share What They Wish They Knew Before Entering The Profession

Unless you grew up in the family business of funerals, you probably didn’t hear a whole lot about the funeral profession while growing up. Death is just something that people don’t talk about… whether it’s because they find it creepy, they feel uncomfortable about “the unknown” that accompanies death, or maybe because they were never […]


Why Standard Obituaries As We Know Them Are Dead

Obituaries have always been an essential part of the funeral process… families contact your funeral home after a loved one passes away, you begin working together to plan out the details of the service, you write out the obituary, and then you host the funeral. It’s just how things have always been done. But do […]

funeral traditions

5 Ancient Funeral Traditions The Funeral Profession Needs To Let Go Of

We’re hard-pressed to think of a profession so deeply rooted in tradition and age-old customs as funeral service. Don’t get me wrong… no one’s denying the power and pomp of tradition, and there are many traditional customs that we carry forth today because they have inherent and undeniable value. But when it comes to setting […]


How To Bring Storytelling And Celebration Back Into The Funeral Home

As I walk into the funeral home for my friend’s visitation, I take a deep breath. I lock arms with a friend, and we begin to do the same visitation dance that hundreds of other mourners had already done that day. Hug the people who’ve gathered out in the hallways, desperate to escape the unfamiliarity […]