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4 Social Memorial Websites That Went Viral (And Why)

These days, there isn’t much that you can’t do online, and grieving is no exception. In fact, more and more people every day find comfort in grieving online – whether it’s discussing their favorite memories about the loved one, visiting the loved one’s Facebook page, or posting their condolences to the family –  it’s become […]
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A Word On Putting The “Service” In Funeral Service

As an employee in the service industry (food service industry, to be exact), I make it my personal responsibility to go above and beyond for every table that walks through my restaurant’s doors.But the other day, something interesting happened to me. After greeting a table and making small talk with them, my manager took me […]
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7 Types Of Content Every Funeral Home Should Be Creating

Myth: I’m a funeral director and no one wants to read any blogs, articles or social media posts I write.Truth: You’re a funeral director and anyone who is going through one of the most difficult times in their life (the loss of a loved one) will benefit from the content you write… if you write […]
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10 Of The Most Beautiful Poems On Life And Death

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a huge sucker for poetry…And over the years, I’ve set aside quite a few poems and kept them in a secret folder in my desk at work. Today I want to share a few of my favorites with you that cover the most complex topics of all: life […]
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25 People Tell Us How They Want Their Life To Be Celebrated

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about putting the “fun back in funerals”.And because of that,  many Baby Boomers and millennials are becoming increasingly interested in planning their end-of-life celebrations. Just do a search on Google, Twitter or Reddit and you’ll find hundreds of articles, threads, and tweets about how people envision their own […]
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7 Tools To Help You Better Understand Your Families

One of the biggest weaknesses in funeral service, to me, is our lack of understanding of our customers.Sure, there is research out there, but surely not enough. And until we do start to invest more time and money into research, we’re going to continue missing the boat on some big opportunities for each of our […]
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9 Elements You Should Remove From Your Funeral Home Website Today

Every once in a while, I like to do a “spot check” on how the funeral profession is doing online.This usually involves doing a Google search for “funeral homes [insert city/state]” and clicking on every result I see on the first page. I like to see how many funeral homes have a professional website presence, […]
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The 19 Most Memorable Last Words Of All Time

What would be your last words if knew it was your time to pass away?Being in the funeral profession, I can’t help but think about the topic.And as it turns out, many people – famous or not – have uttered some pretty epic last words on their deathbed. Some of them are funny, some sad, some […]
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The Ultimate Who, What, When Where And How Guide To Funeral Social Media

Creating a great funeral social media strategy can be a challenge.That’s because there are so many different elements you need to consider. Whether you’re talking choosing the right social media sites, creating content or getting the timing right, there are a lot of moving parts.That’s why we’ve provided this comprehensive guide to the basics of […]
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5 Mistakes I Made Running My Funeral Home (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Who knew that this blog post would be such an exercise in self-reflection?  It’s weird to calm my brain down for a few minutes and pause to think about mistakes and mis-steps I’ve made since the inception of my business, Grace Funeral & Cremation Services,  in June of 2009.  I spend so much time in […]