6 Places To Source Inspiration for Personalized Life Celebrations

There is one thing the funeral profession can always use more of… Can you guess it? Innovation? Technology? Return on investment? Client families? Agreeably, maybe the profession could use more of all of those. But what DRIVES innovation, technology, ROI and client families is… (drum roll please) Inspiration. Yes, funeral professional. You, myself, and everyone […]

10 Questions to Ask Families That Turn An Average Funeral Service Into A Unique Celebration

As a funeral professional, you want to offer amazing value, right? If you’re like most funeral pros we meet and chat with everyday, that answer is probably a capital YES! And at the heart of amazing service, is usually a unique life celebration. No matter how extravagant or simple, our research over the years has […]

The Art of Imagineering a Unique Funeral Service

My high school speech teacher, a favorite to many, known as “BC”, was dying. I met with BC and her brother to discuss possibilities for her service, listening as they recalled all the plays and student activities she had directed, and her many interests. I let my imagination run with ideas to celebrate her life. […]

17 Summer-Inspired Funeral Personalization Ideas Your Families Will Love

Ahhh, sweet summer time. A time where everyone feels more relaxed, more open, and more in touch with nature (at least we hope so!). Why not invite those sweet summer vibes into your funeral home, so that your families can benefit from this healing energy? Here are 17 summer-inspired funeral personalization ideas we have for […]

These Questions Will Help You Design The Perfect Personalized Funerals

It’s no secret, it’s not always easy to get grieving family members or friends to talk about their loved ones. They are emotional. They are stressed. They just want to go home and hide under the covers pretending this hasn’t happened. Yet, by asking the right questions, you can discover more about a person’s hobbies, […]

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 […]

Everything You Know About Obituary Writing Is Wrong

Remember those little Magicubes you’d snap onto your Kodak Instamatic? Quaint, right? Except for a few purists, we don’t even use cameras anymore. Likewise, obituaries have migrated from print to the web. But it would be a mistake to think of online obituaries as the electronic equivalent of newspaper obits. Technology has transformed length, content, […]

Why Your Funeral Home Should FINALLY Embrace Webcasting

Do you remember when eBook readers first came onto the scene? It was 1998 and, at the time, nobody was even thinking about reading books or magazines on anything but paper. For you youngins out there who’ve grown up reading books on your iPhone or Kindle, get ready to be flabbergasted… Back in 1998, if […]

3 Things Your Families Expect You To Know About Funerals

For most people in the world, the process of planning a funeral is completely unfamiliar territory. Sure, most people have attended at least one funeral in their lifetime, whether it was for an acquaintance, close friend or family member. But that doesn’t mean that they know everything that went on behind the scenes to make […]

How Celebration Services Are Changing What Families Think About Funerals

When it comes to funerals, celebration is the new black. But seriously… today’s changing families are beginning to throw all of the formalities of a traditional funeral aside and opt instead for a more unique, personalized and celebratory service to honor the ones that mean the most to them. But before you write this article […]