3 Secrets For Hosting An Unforgettable Funeral Your Community Won’t Forget

In life, unforgettable is almost always better than good or great. Would you rather have a good burger or an unforgettable burger? A great kiss or an unforgettable kiss? And when it comes to your funeral, would you rather have a send off that was good… or unforgettable? That’s what we thought. So when it […]

5 Common Myths That Families (& Funeral Pros) Have About Green Burials

  I’ve heard just about every myth and misconception about green burial that you can think of. For example, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “Doesn’t green burial pollute the groundwater?” or, “Isn’t there some state law against that?” But our families aren’t the only ones who are sometimes in the […]

The Most Important Part Of A Funeral Service, According To 9 Funeral Pros

Why do we have funerals? Whether you’re hosting a traditional service or a memorial celebration, there is some debate as to who these end-of-life events are actually for. Are they for the loved one who has passed – a glowing, celebratory tribute to the beautiful life that they lived? Or are funerals for the living […]

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 […]

Liquor? Holograms? 5 Funeral Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

2016 is here. And with a new year comes a new wealth of new possibilities, change, and insight for the funeral profession. Whether you’re ready for them or not, there are a lot of new trends popping up in our profession. Check them out below and let us know which ones you think will prevail… […]

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The Life Of A Funeral Director… From Head To Toe

Many of us get up day after day and night after night to juggle the many hats which make up the work we call “funeral directing.” This line of work is very different than most and it is not often easy. It seems to me, however, that we are not limited to the hats we […]

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 Stories To Reaffirm Your Love For The Funeral Profession

A day in the life of a funeral director can run you through a roller coaster of emotions and challenges, from the high demand that your families place on your time and attention to the unrelenting nature of your work. You put in long hours and know that there’s no such thing as a day […]

What Tragedy Taught Us About Creating The Ultimate Healing Experience

I’ve worked in the funeral profession for many years. But it wasn’t until recently that I truly internalized what it takes to create an amazing celebration of life… And I’ve got to hand it to you, it’s no easy task. No, it’s not about the products, the religion, the flowers or the burial. It’s about […]

4 Tips For Hosting The Non-Religious, Meaningful Service Families Want

When you are a part of a profession that is heavily rooted in tradition, it’s hard to step away from the classic way that you’ve always done things. Funeral professionals know this, perhaps better than anyone. We try to help families find comfort and healing through a service filled with meaningful traditions… a spiritual hymn […]