How One Fed Up Funeral Director Created a Thriving & Modern Funeral Business

  As 2019 fast approaches, so too does the new paradigm of funeral service. We had the chance to sit down with Louise Winter, the owner of Poetic Endings, recently to find out where she thought the funeral profession was headed… and what’s wrong with the current state of affairs. Louise shared her open and […]

6 Free Holiday E-Card Templates For Busy Funeral Professionals

Funeral professionals everywhere can suffer a lot during the holiday season from things like stress, overwhelm, and long to-do lists. Sometimes the simple pleasures of the holidays get lost in the shuffle. One of them being sending out holiday cards to those you care about. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered in this realm. We’ve created […]

9 Reasons To Be Grateful For Your Local Funeral Homes & Cemeteries This Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving today and I’m writing from a hipster cafe in the historic center of Lisbon, Portugal. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on this day per se, so I wanted to take a moment out of my day to be grateful. I’ve been writing for the funeralOne blog for nearly seven years now, and over these […]

The Challenges and Triumphs of Being a Funeral Professional During the Holiday Season

The holidays are an interesting time for funeral professionals. While everyone else taking time off of work and getting into the jolly cheer, you’re being asked to turn the volume of your willpower, focus and space holding abilities all the way up. Yep, the holidays are when you, my dear funeral professional, are being asked […]

31 Weird and Wonderful Facts On Death, Grieving and Funerals Every Funeral Professional Should Know

Death is by far life’s greatest mystery. It invokes in us a curiosity that is unmatched. That’s why some of the greatest writers, poets, scientists and philosophers of the world spend their life studying the topic of death. We have an equally big passion for learning about death and all the topics surrounding it, such […]

6 Death Industry Podcasts Every Funeral Professional Should Follow

Podcasts have hit just about every industry and scene out there in the last couple of years, and the funeral profession is no exception. As we continue to step into the future of the funerals, this journey will require more inspiration, more drive, more education and more collaboration from us. And podcasts… well, they just […]

15 Punny Halloween Costumes Only Funeral Directors Would Understand

Halloween, also known as the “witches New Year”, is a great time to be a funeral director. There are so many fun ways to celebrate and create a little humor with your co-workers and community. That is, if you’re not too busy to celebrate! Just in case you do find yourself extra busy this Halloween […]

What Embracing Death Can Teach Us About Life

As a personal development junkie, it’s no surprise that I found myself drawn to a lecture with a Qi Gong master who was visiting from a highly regarded monastery in China. This man had spent his entire adult life in a monastery, which I found incredibly admirable. And I was excited to wrap my heart […]

What the Funeral Home of the Future Looks Like

What does the funeral home of the future look like? There are so many schools of thought – some people think funeral homes will be incredibly technologically advanced in the future, while others think funeral homes will go off-grid, or even disappear all together. Whatever your vision is for the funeral home of the future, […]

6 Things Funeral Service Needs to Hear When The Going Gets Tough

The story of funeral service is one that is ever-changing. And, as you may have experienced, transformation of this degree often yields moments that vary wildly between “what an exciting time to be in this! and  “what are we actually doing here?” And that yo-yo experience might feel very tough sometimes. So how do we […]