11 Modern Funeral Songs That Celebrate Life

Funerals are getting more and more personalized these days… families are swapping out light funeral refreshments for full-on food and beverage stations, and even planning weekend-long memorial celebrations instead of a traditional funeral service! (Don’t believe us? Just check out these out-of-the-box funeral personalization ideas.) But planning a personalized funeral service doesn’t have to be […]

Why The Next 10 Years Of Funerals Will Blow Away The Last 10

The funeral profession has gone through a lot of changes over the last 10 years. Between the rising trend of cremation, the importance of online funeral products like websites and social media pages, and even the shift in the needs of today’s families, it’s hard to believe that the next 10 years could shake up […]

Why Standard Obituaries As We Know Them Are Dead

Obituaries have always been an essential part of the funeral process… families contact your funeral home after a loved one passes away, you begin working together to plan out the details of the service, you write out the obituary, and then you host the funeral. It’s just how things have always been done. But do […]

How To Bring Storytelling And Celebration Back Into The Funeral Home

As I walk into the funeral home for my friend’s visitation, I take a deep breath. I lock arms with a friend, and we begin to do the same visitation dance that hundreds of other mourners had already done that day. Hug the people who’ve gathered out in the hallways, desperate to escape the unfamiliarity […]

15 Celebratory Poems & Readings To Use At Your Next Funeral

A 2014 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 22.8 percent of Americans consider themselves unaffiliated with a traditional faith, claiming to be either atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” While the majority of living Americans declare a religious association or identity, there’s still a significant and growing portion who don’t participate in a […]

If Funerals Are For The Living, Why Should Families Pre-Plan?

There are a number of definitive “best practices” out there that funeral directors swear by when it comes to planning funerals. Whether it’s a piece of advice, a rule they’ve created, or even a tried-and-true method they’ve developed over the years, they are dead set that their way is the only way… that is, until […]

10 Personalization Ideas That Will Help You Create A Pinterest-Worthy Funeral Celebration

  After spending any amount of time in the funeral profession, a few things become clear: A strong team can accomplish anything, everyone feels grief in different ways, and a personalized funeral or memorial service is one of the biggest and most frequent requests families have when making arrangements for a loved one… More and […]

Help Families Send The Right Funeral Flowers With This Graphic

Connect Your Families With The E-Commerce Services They Want Today’s families are more connected with digital convenience than ever before. They don’t want to click through to a new website for every single service they need… they want a one-stop-shop that will meet all of their needs in one convenient place. And this is more […]

5 Successful Funeral Marketing Tactics We Tested So You Don’t Have To

Every funeral professional knows the basics of small-business marketing. You need to have a social media presence, you should have a solid advertising game plan, and you need to develop good relationships so that you can gather as many referrals as possible. But if you think that’s all it takes to stand out it today’s […]

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Blow Away Your Funeral Home’s Competition

Sometimes it might feel like it’s impossible to stand out from the competition in the funeral profession. Maybe you’ve come to the conclusion that your families are just price shoppers. Or maybe you just think families in your community are always going to chose the funeral home they’ve always gone to, which may or may […]