Here’s What Happens When You Try To Plan Your Funeral At Age 25

Planning your own funeral is easier said than done.Heck, even thinking about it is hard to force yourself to do. But after conquering my fear of death throughout the last three years as a blogger in the funeral service industry, I decided it was time to put some thought into my own funeral. After all, […]

7 Creative Ways People Are Going Green After They Die

There’s no question that green funerals are on the rise.As people become more conscious of the impact they have on the environment and the carbon footprint they leave behind on our precious earth, it’s only natural these thoughts have an impact on their funeral planning decisions as well. In fact, in a 2008 survey by […]

Busy Season At Your Funeral Home? Take A Break, You Deserve It

Busy season.Many people may be surprised to find that the funeral business has a busy season. Many people may also be surprised to know that our busy season tends to fall right around the holidays.For my community, it seems that the death notices start to get a little thicker right around Thanksgiving, and it goes […]

6 Books That Will Change The Way The World Looks At Death

Death is the least understood subject known to man.And it’s pretty rare that people want to talk about it, think about it, or plan for it.But thankfully, a few brave souls have set out to tackle the topic of death and dying with 6 thought-provoking books. These books help the reader discover the philosophy of […]

4 Stats that Should Change Funeral Service (But Haven’t)

It’s no secret that funeral service is slow to change.But when we have a lot of science-backed data to show us the validity in changing, why would we ignore it? Maybe it’s because we haven’t seen the data yet. After all, funeral service also happens to be one of the least research-focused professions out there.Thankfully, […]

26 Awesome Funeral Personalization Ideas To Try in 2015

It’s a new year at your funeral home, which makes it the perfect time to set new goals that will help you wow your families like never before.And let’s be honest, if amping up your personalized services isn’t one of your goals, it darn well should be. Thankfully, we’ve got just the thing you need […]

3 Lessons Writing About Death Has Taught Me About Life

I spent most of my childhood being terrified of death.I can remember laying in bed when I was younger, feeling my heart swell in my chest every time the thought of death even crossed my mind. Most nights, I’d end up jumping out of bed and running to my parent’s bedroom because I simply couldn’t […]

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Be Successful In 2015

Despite the cliche nature of New Years resolutions, the New Year really is the perfect time to evaluate, reflect, and set goals for yourself.After all, it does signify a new chapter and new beginnings, so why not embrace the inspiring nature it brings? But before you go setting any goals for 2015, I want to […]

Remembering The True Reason For The Christmas Season

When I was a kid, there was nothing that I loved more than Christmas morning. Santa coming. Getting up at the crack of dawn to open gifts. Getting to play with presents all day long.The week of Christmas, I would be totally off the wall with excitement. In fact, I was so hyped up about […]

What Your Funeral Home Website’s Pricing Page Should Really Look Like

Have you ever tried finding out the price of a funeral service… as a customer? It’s not exactly an easy task.For some reason, many funeral home websites don’t make it easy for families to find the prices, which to me, sounds downright crazy. Even when you do come across the rare funeral home website pricing […]