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 […]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Song Should You Play At A Funeral?

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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 […]

5 Reasons You NEED to Show Video At Your Funerals

As important as a funeral service is to appropriately and respectfully celebrate a life lived, it’s an equally important experience for family and friends who’ve lost their loved one. Funerals bring meaning to loss and offer people the support they need to begin the healing process—by giving them an outlet for grief, connecting them with […]

4 Ways To Think Outside The Box When Honoring A Loved One

“I was supposed to live to be 102 and be shot by a jealous husband,” one man’s tombstone reads. Another’s says, “Here lies an atheist. All dressed up and no place to go.” And a psychic’s reads, “I knew this would happen.” It’s not disrespectful to be creative, even funny, when dealing with end of […]

5 Ways That Photos Help Honor And Share A Loved One’s Life Story

Funerals and photographs go hand-in-hand. Why? Because a funeral is all about sharing memories, reflecting back on important life moments, and telling the stories that make up a full and happy life. And that’s what photos do best. As the popular saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. So when people close to […]

6 Ways to Enhance Your Funeral Services with “Celebration Stations”

The primary goal of a funeral service is to pay respect to a meaningful life lived, and to offer an opportunity for comfort and closure to grieving family and friends. Without a doubt, your services are a beautiful and important way for people to honor loved ones, but the celebration of life shouldn’t start and […]

5 Amazing Ways Videos and Photos Help Your Families Heal

When you work in the funeral profession, you often get asked the same kind of question from family and friends who are fascinated by our jobs: “How do you cope with people grieving every day? Isn’t it depressing?” While most people think of funerals as a time of mourning, grieving or sadness, funeral professionals know […]

No, I’m Not Gothic… And 4 More Assumptions Families Have About Funeral Professionals

I’ve been working in the funeral profession for a while now. When I’m not writing for funeralOne’s blog, I also travel around the country speaking with funeral directors and professionals at local conferences, and spend most of my days learning and writing about the millions of passionate people that make up this profession. And let […]

4 Ways To Help Your Families Celebrate Life AFTER The Funeral

The other day, while strolling through the Zilker Park Botanical Gardens in Austin, I found a beautiful bench that I had probably overlooked a hundred times before. At first glance – and to the average stroller – this bench might not have seemed so special. But on this particular day, the sun was shining just […]