parent's day

Why Parent’s Day Should Be An Annual Event At Your Funeral Home

For the luckiest people in tragic situations, there is an outpouring of support, love, encouragement and help in the days and weeks following the loss of a loved one. But once the flowers have wilted and bereavement leave ends, family members are generally expected to begin healing—an idea that often translates to moving on with […]

competiton

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Blow Away Your Funeral Home’s Competition

Sometimes it might feel like it’s impossible to stand out from the competition in the funeral profession. Maybe you’ve come to the conclusion that your families are just price shoppers. Or maybe you just think families in your community are always going to chose the funeral home they’ve always gone to, which may or may […]

employees

How to Turn Lazy Employees into Funeral Rockstars

When it comes to most businesses, employees will often try to meet their customer’s needs, but rarely do they get the opportunity to make an emotional connection with the people they are helping. But for employees in the funeral profession, it’s the complete opposite. Delivering an extraordinary, emotional funeral experience for families begins and ends […]

unforgettable funeral

3 Secrets For Hosting An Unforgettable Funeral Your Community Won’t Forget

In life, unforgettable is almost always better than good or great. Would you rather have a good burger or an unforgettable burger? A great kiss or an unforgettable kiss? And when it comes to your funeral, would you rather have a send off that was good… or unforgettable? That’s what we thought. So when it […]

funeral trends

The Dummies’ Guide To Embracing Funeral Trends (& Finding Success)

Green funerals, out-of-this-world ash scattering ceremonies, celebratory events that resemble weddings more than funerals… it’s easy to see that the shape of funerals is changing into something completely different than anything we’ve known before. In fact, there are few words that we hear more in the funeral professional than “change.” The promise (or to some, […]

patriotic funeral

6 Independence Day DIYs That Are Great For A Patriotic Funeral

For some people around the world, the 4th of July is just another day. But if you live in America, you know that this day (and really the entire weekend that surrounds it) is something special. It’s a chance to celebrate where we come from, who we are and what we stand for. It’s a […]

sympathy flowers

Why Do People Send Sympathy Flowers To Funerals?

It’s a gesture so tried and true that we never even think to question it… When someone loses a loved one, their friends often show love and support by sending flowers. Flowers and funerals have gone hand-in-hand for ages, and the simplest explanation is that it’s tradition—sending sympathy flowers is just a nice thing to […]

value of funerals

5 Ways To Help Your Families See The Value In Funerals

I remember the first time I attended a funeral like it was yesterday. It was my grandfather’s service, and I cherished him like he was my father. I was only 13 years old, and as an aspiring writer, I asked to give the eulogy for his ceremony. Although it was just a small ceremony, and […]

parts of a funeral

4 Parts of a Funeral Families Take With Them When They Leave

Whenever you work in a profession that is centered around an event ﹘ whether it’s putting together a beautiful wedding, hosting an extravagant party, or giving someone a grand send off for their funeral ﹘ you always want to make sure that everything centered around the event is perfect. You stress and prep and prepare […]

personalization ideas

11 Wedding Personalization Ideas To Steal For Funerals

If there’s one thing today’s families appreciate the most when it comes to funeral services, it’s personalization. They don’t want to plan or attend a memorial service that could feel like it’s honoring just anyone; they want to know they’re honoring and remembering their loved one, in an appropriate and heartfelt way. As you tend […]