Impress Your Families (And Become A Funeral Flower CHAMPION) With These Facts

I have a lot of respect for funeral professionals. After heading up funeralOne’s The Sympathy Store for six years, I still have not found the perfect formula of what to say when it comes to personal loss. Do you offer words of sympathy? Do you try to relate to the person’s grief? Sometimes it’s just […]

How Becoming A Funeral Celebrant Transformed My Funeral Home

This article is a guest post written by Kristan McNames, CFSP, Certified Funeral Celebrant, and owner of Grace Funeral & Cremation Services in Rockford, Illinois. As a funeral director I’ve planned and have been present at what seems like a million funerals. I’ve cringed when the open mic (“Hey, come share a memory with the […]

Personalization Ideas That Honor Dads On Father’s Day (And All Year Round)

There is no one in our lives quite like our dad. For many people, a dad is the closest thing that we’ll ever have to a real life superhero. He’s our own personal Mr. Fix-It, our go-to source for wisdom and jokes, or even our first best friend. So when it comes time for Father’s […]

7 Reasons Why Your Funeral Home Website Is Failing

We talk a lot about the importance of a great funeral home website when it comes to reaching families and adding value to your services. And it’s not just because we create websites, but because we understand how completely essential they are for connecting with your families. But having an easy-to-navigate, educational website is important […]

Infographic: What Do You Do When Someone Dies?

Want to share this infographic with your families on your funeral home blog? Follow the steps below: Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to funeralOne.com with this graphic. Or visit this link to share it on your Facebook or Twitter page. How To Further Guide Families During Their Time Of Need The post-death infographic […]

8 Funeral Professional Women You Should Know About

Image: Source Women have long been an important part of the funeral profession. Being that many funeral homes across the country started as (and remain) family owned and operated businesses, many moms and sisters have become funeral directors right alongside dads and brothers in order to help the local families in their community. And each […]

Guest Blog: Our Failure To Communicate About Cremation

A couple of years ago, my grandmother’s sister – my great aunt – died. Per her wishes she was cremated. A short memorial service – with the urn present – for family and close friends was held at the cemetery. Prayers were said and those who were there to say goodbye were invited to share […]

11 Reasons We’re Thankful To Be In The Funeral Profession

Thanksgiving has always been one of the most important, meaningful events of the holiday season. Sure, Halloween is a fun day to get dressed up in spooky clothes and tell haunted tales, and all of the winter festivities throughout December really bring out the holiday spirit. However, Thanksgiving is the one day throughout all of […]

3 Lessons Crowdfunded Funerals Can Teach Us

What happens when you combine a lack of transparency in pre-planning, record high funeral costs and a general fear of discussing mortality in the U.S.? A lot of people trying to scramble together funds for an unexpected funeral. Traditionally, when a family loses a loved one, everyone hands over their credit card to make sure […]

Live From NFDA 2014: Getting To The Heart Of Customer Satisfaction

This week, the FuneralOne team is down in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) conference. While many of the leading funeral professionals from around the world will be gathering this week to share the latest and greatest industry happenings, we understand that not everyone could make it to this year’s convention. Luckily for […]