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 […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Song Should You Play At A Funeral?

Want to embed this infographic on your own website?! Just copy and paste the following into your blog. Or visit this link to share it on your Facebook or Twitter page. Did we miss one of your favorite funeral songs?! Let us know in the comment below! Also be sure to check out our post […]

green funeral terms

Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Green Funeral Terms

There’s a lot of excitement out there about environmentally-friendly death options and simpler after-death care practices. And there is also a great deal of confusion. Pick just about any online article or webpage that tries to explain the phenomenon of home funeral, green burials, or any combination of the two, and you’ll quickly get buried […]

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18 Mock Awards That Every Funeral Director Should Hand Out

If there are two things you can never get enough of while working at a funeral home, they are a sense of humor and recognition. When you have a career which requires you to comfort those suffering from loss, most times without even a thank you, sometimes things can get heavy. So what do you […]

memorial day

6 Ways To Help Families Honor Loved Ones This Memorial Day

Surrounding our line of work is this idea that funeral professionals somehow become desensitized to death and tragedy. Because at the crux of what we do each day is death, grief and memorializing lost loved ones, it’s not hard for outsiders to assume that we are, in a sense, numb to it all—that we’re not […]

social media

4 Powerful Social Media Apps Your Funeral Home Isn’t Using (But Your Families Are)

There’s a reason it seems like everyone and their dog is on Facebook: They are. More than (ready for this?) 1.5 billion people use Facebook daily. Social media is responsible for connecting people all over the world who otherwise would have no method of communication with one another, however passive that communication may seem. Utilizing […]

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4 Of The Most Amazing Ways Video Can Be Used By Funeral Homes

The funeral profession has seen its fair share of innovations over the last decade. Not too long ago, our families would learn about their loved one’s passing through newspaper clippings or a phone call from a family member. But now, it’s not uncommon for many family members and friends to learn about a loved one’s […]