11 Aspects of Funeral Directing That Are Spookier Than Haunted Tales

Happy Halloween, funeral pro! This Halloween, we wanted to keep things light. Since, you know, the past 2 years have been probably the most intense of our lives. So, this Halloween, instead of telling spooky stories like we normally would, we want to speak to some of the less spooky, yet still incredibly relatable things […]

7 Resources You’ll Need For Planning An Epic Celebration Of Life

Everyone dies. That’s the only truth we know in this world. But, how can we celebrate a life that has touched communities, networks, friends and family in a way that’s worthy of this one special person? Well, we’ve been writing about this topic for years. But just writing about it doesn’t do it justice. Whether […]

5 Tips for Keeping Up With The World Of Digital Death Care

Anyone who is alive in a body is likely aware that every conceivable industry has undergone a digital revolution in recent years.  Even the most old-fashioned businesses have websites and social media profiles (or at least they should!).   Where’s it all going? Is some of this just a fad, a place-holder until we return to […]

9 Facts About Grief We Bet You Didn’t Know

Grief is one of the most prevalent emotions in the human experience. Yet, we know so little about it still. Biologically, there is still so much research and exploration to do to understand how we can support those who are grieving. Most of the findings on grief out there are stage-based models that are flat […]

Drink Tea and Talk Death: How to Host a Death Café

Unless you’ve been hiding under a social media rock, you’ve probably heard about Death Cafés. A Death Café is an event where people hang out and talk about death and dying,  usually at a coffee shop, and usually over coffee and treats. According to the official Death Café website, the official definition is: A group […]

The Best Social Media Platforms To Use At Your Funeral Home Right Now

Social media is THE marketing tool of the century. If you don’t already know that, here’s a whole collection of statistics on the importance of social media for business that show you the way. Now that we’re on the same page, let’s not waste any time and get into the best social media marketing tools […]

26 Go-To Sympathy Gift Ideas That Offer Comfort

Sympathy gifts, in general, can be a hard thing to shop for. Especially if you’re not a funeral professional, and haven’t had to face death in your life very much. Like, how the heck are you supposed to know how to support someone through something you’ve never gone through? How can you even start to […]

The 16 Kinds Of Funeral Directors (Which One Are You?)

Not all funeral directors are created equal. Some are traditional, some are blazing the trail, and others are downright gothic. And in case you have been lumped into one massive stereotype that most funeral professionals get lumped into (think 6 feet under), this one is for you. Which type of funeral director are you? Let’s […]

Re-imagining the Cemetery To Remain Relevant In A New Era

Gone are the days when the local cemetery was a mainstay in the community.  Times really have changed, and people today are far less likely to use a cemetery as their final resting place.  In fact, there’s a prevalent fear among funeral professionals that cemeteries will someday become… (don’t shoot the messenger here) Obsolete. But, […]

6 (More) Affirmations For The Modern Griever… And How To Use Them

A couple of years ago, we made a blog called “6 Affirmations For the Modern Griever (And How To Use Them)” that went viral.  And helped a lot of folks who felt overwhelmed with old schools of thought around grief. A couple of years later, we’re back with some more grief affirmations and we hope […]