The Value Of Grieving Publicly: What One Celebrity Entrepreneur Learned

It’s very rare that you come across someone brave enough to share the raw, vulnerable experience of losing their husband to terminal cancer. Renne Roleau, celebrity esthetician and founder of Renée Rouleau Skin Care, is one of those people. We heard about Renee’s courageous grief journey through our friend Adelle Archer (Co-Founder of Eterneva) when […]

Please Congratulate Me On My Funeral Plans

The ugly “F” word. No not, the swear word. But it might as well be… The word I’m referring to is funeral, as in, funeral plans. As in my own funeral plans. Everytime I tell someone that I’m making my own funeral plans, I hear some version of: “Are you dying?” “Is everything okay… do […]

15 Hilarious April Fool’s Pranks You Probably Shouldn’t Try At Your Funeral Home

April Fools is usually just another day on the calendar for us at the f1 team. But this year, we felt inspired to do a little research. You know, find out what we can get away with this April Fool’s Day in the f1 office (and at home). And during our research, we couldn’t help […]

4 Important Ways To Embrace Spring Time At Your Funeral Home

Ahh, spring is upon us. Technically, March 20th was the official beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is the perfect time of year to tune into the blooming happening all around us. And the blooming is happening at your funeral home, too. After all the hectic-ness of the holiday season, it’s time to […]

Transform Your Funeral Business in 2018 With This Resource

Funeral professionals have a 365-day-a-year job. Taking a vacation is tough. And finding time to focus on productivity? That seems like a pipe dream. Thankfully, you’re not on your own. There are a number of tools out there that will not only help you keep your New Year’s resolutions to get better organized and uncover […]

Your Biggest Funeral Takeaways From 2017… Do They Match Up With Others?

It’s tempting to dedicate the last few weeks of December to New Year’s Resolutions and lining up your goals for the New Year ahead. But there’s one essential step that you can’t skip out on between wrapping up 2017 and kicking off 2018 with a bang… Before you start creating your January productivity checklists and […]

The Funeral Profession’s Top 5 Biggest Challenges

This year at NFDA, we challenged everyone to be the change — starting with what THEY thought was their biggest challenge in funerals. Attendees were asked to drop their ball into the tube that represented their biggest challenge, and these were the results… Now that we’ve identified our biggest pain points, it’s time to stop […]

12 Days of Easy DIYs That Help Families Remember At Christmas

Christmas and remembrance go hand-in-hand. When we talk about the “true reason for the season,” many of these reasons are steeped in holiday remembrance: Family traditions that have carried over generation to generation, stories of holiday pastimes that are told around the fireplace, and even meals and movies shared that carry a special significance. So […]

How Funeral Homes Can Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The statistics that surround breast cancer are startling: On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes Over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States […]

6 Spooky Ways To Spend NFDA 2017 (And Halloween) In Boston

People make a lot of generalizations about those of us who work in the funeral profession… we hang around in graveyards all day, we are fascinated by death, and we all wish we were members of the Adams Family. But apart from that last one that’s just a misconception (for the most part, anyway), death, […]