12 Days of Easy DIYs That Help Families Remember At Christmas

Christmas and remembrance go hand-in-hand. When we talk about the “true reason for the season,” many of these reasons are steeped in holiday remembrance: Family traditions that have carried over generation to generation, stories of holiday pastimes that are told around the fireplace, and even meals and movies shared that carry a special significance. So […]

How Funeral Homes Can Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The statistics that surround breast cancer are startling: – On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes – 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes – Over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive […]

6 Spooky Ways To Spend NFDA 2017 (And Halloween) In Boston

People make a lot of generalizations about those of us who work in the funeral profession… we hang around in graveyards all day, we are fascinated by death, and we all wish we were members of the Adams Family. But apart from that last one that’s just a misconception (for the most part, anyway), death, […]

Suicide Prevention Month: How Funeral Directors Can Be A Vital Lifeline

As someone who has lost family and loved ones to suicide, I know just how shocking and gut-wrenching this kind of loss can be. Not only are you dealing with the unexpected death of someone who is near and dear to you, but you are also left grappling with an endless number of unanswered questions. […]

Shop Local: 3 Ways Funeral Homes Support The Local Community

Small town communities are making a comeback. For the last decade, the local-made, hometown shop owner has been struggling to keep up with the eCommerce giants of the world who enticed shoppers with things like two-day shipping and bottom-dollar prices. (We’re looking at you, Amazon and Walmart.com.) But it seems as though the cracks in […]

The 11 Most Buzz-Worthy Funeral Articles on Buzzfeed EVER

When it comes to going viral on the internet, Buzzfeed knows a thing or two. This popular content website not only serves up trending news stories minute by minute, but they are also a 24/7 machine of churning out addicting, viral, trending content that will have you kissing your productivity goodbye. But while we love […]

6 Classes That Every Funeral Director Should Major In This Year

We are officially one week into the back-to-school season. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “It’s been years since I had a first day of school!” But just because you may have stopped stocking up on September school supplies, or showing up for class with a fresh notebook ready to be filled, that doesn’t mean […]

10 Funeral Professionals To Follow On Twitter For Constant Inspiration

It’s easy to fall into a head-down, check-off-the-next-task work pattern when you work in the funeral profession. It’s just the nature of our business. You wake up (often hours before you want to) to take care of a house call, only to rush into the office for an afternoon of back-to-back arrangement conferences. If you’re […]

10 Amazing, FREE Funeral Resources To Share With Families

As funeral professionals, we all have one goal in common. Whether we’re creating beautiful products or websites for funeral homes, or working directly with families in need, our purpose is always the same: make the funeral process as easy and meaningful as possible for families experiencing a loss. It’s why we get up in the […]

8 MORE Wedding Personalization Ideas Funeral Pros Should Steal

For some people, the summer months mean beach vacations, family barbecues or nights spent beside the bonfire. But for those of us in the event planning world, the summer season only means one thing — weddings. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “I’m in the funeral profession. Why would I care that it’s wedding season?” […]