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9 Tech Trends That Your Funeral Home Should Embrace

My job here at funeralOne is not just a blogger, but to also to be a funeral trend hunter. I am constantly doing research, attending educational conferences and reading up on the latest news in the industry to uncover the next big trend in the funeral world. Do you want to know the biggest trend […]

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Why Working In Funerals Leaves You So Thankful At Thanksgiving

It’s hard not to be thankful for the little things in life when you work in the funeral profession. Sure, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are some aspects of this 24/7 industry that make you question why you do what you do. But, at the end of the day, it’s hard to stay […]

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7 MORE Women Funeral Professionals You Should Know About

We have to say… the ladies of the funeral profession have been killin’ it this year. (No pun intended.) From the amazing women who led the educational conferences at NFDA 2015 to some seriously exciting career advancements that will make an overall positive impact on the industry… we have never been more proud of the […]


What A Family Suicide Taught Me About The Invaluable Role Of Funeral Directors

A few weeks ago, I received a heartbreaking call that no person ever wants to take… My younger cousin, at the tender age of 16, and with so many life possibilities and meaningful moments ahead, took his own life. And while I may work in a profession where death is spoken about casually over lunch, […]


7 Blog Post Topics That Will Bring Families To Your Website

Funeral professionals (and business professionals, in general) constantly underestimate the power and importance of blogging. Sure, to you it may seem like one more task on your mile-long to do list, or one more step you have to take in the digital space in order to keep up with today’s changing families. But the truth […]


How Sharing Obituaries on Facebook Actually Helps People Grieve

So much of our lives and our memory sharing takes place on Facebook these days. But there is one large group who is still largely absent from the Facebook space ﹘ funeral homes. Sure, you may think that this social sharing space is just a place for you to share funny photos with friends, comment […]


6 Ways to Enhance Your Funeral Services with “Celebration Stations”

The primary goal of a funeral service is to pay respect to a meaningful life lived, and to offer an opportunity for comfort and closure to grieving family and friends. Without a doubt, your services are a beautiful and important way for people to honor loved ones, but the celebration of life shouldn’t start and […]


NFDA Recap: Are Funeral Directors Poor Business People?

Funeral conventions are one of my favorite events in this profession… and it doesn’t get bigger or more exciting than the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) annual conference. It’s exciting and invigorating to walk around the trade show floor, seeing the latest and greatest funeral releases of the year. But my favorite part of the […]


Never Let Opportunity Pass You By – Guest Post By Thomas Parmalee

I was recently at a funeral industry convention when I ran into a familiar problem: Between attending educational sessions, networking with funeral professionals and manning our booth, I had to cram in some time to recharge so I could continue working. (That meant eating.) Fortunately, there was some food available on the convention floor, but […]


Funeral Celebrants Are Taking Over NFDA 2015 (And The World)

Here at funeralOne, there is nothing we love more than the opportunity to educate, excite and celebrate the funeral profession. This is why every year we look forward to October and one of our profession’s biggest educational conferences… The National Funeral Directors’ Association Conference. This year, NFDA 2015 was bigger and better than ever. After […]