17 Photos of Epic Celebrations of Life To Inspire Your Next Funeral Service

A funeral service isn’t just about remembering the life that was lived. It’s about CELEBRATING the life that was lived. And what better way to celebrate someone, than by holding a funeral service that is as unique as their life? We love collecting our favorite celebrations of life to keep us inspired at funeralOne, and […]

4 Companies With Epic Website Designs (And What The Funeral Profession Can Learn From Them)

Through all our days of doing funeral home website design at f1, we’ve come across a few good gems that inspire us in a BIG way. In fact, if you come by and visit the headquarters, you’ll usually catch our CEO scrolling through some of the hottest website designs day in and out, because design […]

Key Steps to Maximizing Your Firm’s Value — Now and In The Future

As a funeral home owner, your main focus is the families you serve. But at some point, you need to care for the business side of things, too. Like, what’s your plan for adding value to your business for the next 5, 10 or 20 years? Or even after you retire? (Gasp!) Paying attention to […]

The Ultimate List of Personalized Funeral Ideas To Try Today

Welcome to the future, funeral professional. In this day and age, personalized funerals have become a standard, rather than a preference. Families are beginning to recognize the importance of planning a meaningful service that truly tells a story of the life lived. That means the days of cookie-cutter or traditional funerals are becoming a distant […]

Use Your Voice! The Best Ways to Stand Up for Yourself and The Funeral Profession

As a funeral professional, chances are you face plenty of misconceptions about who you are and what you do, everyday. You may even feel that you have to defend yourself from time to time. After all, there are the unfortunate few we see in the news that don’t have families’ best interest in mind, and […]

25 Of The Most Amazing Funeral Songs Of All Time To Add To Your Playlist

What’s a great funeral service without music that celebrates the life of a loved one perfectly? We asked funeral directors across the country what their favorite funeral songs are, and the votes are in. Say goodbye to the typical bag pipes you’d hear at a funeral, because these top 25 funeral songs to play at […]

People Buy from People: Why Your Pre-Need Strategy isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

In the funeral profession, it’s easy for us to understand the importance of pre-planning and making your last wishes known… before it’s too late. But most people outside of this “world” of ours have no clue about the importance of pre-planning. The interesting part is, it’s not even that families today don’t want to make […]

28 quotes for funeral professionals to jumpstart 2019

28 Inspirational Quotes for Funeral Professionals to Jumpstart 2019 [FREE PRINTABLE]

Now that the holidays have come to an end and 2019 is officially upon us… it’s time to start thinking about this exciting new year. What do you feel inspired to achieve in 2019? What impact do you want to make with your funeral business? How will you improve your personal life? What about your […]

How End-Of-Life Doulas Can Teach Us A New Way of Dying… And Grieving

There are many similarities between birth and death. Just like birth… death is a deeply personal, emotionally and physically intense journey for the loved one and the family and friends involved. Henry Fersko-Weiss got to thinking about these similarities, and wondered. What if we supported the dying and their families, the same way we support […]

Cemeteries ARE Dying — And Here’s One Cemetery’s Bold Response

Take a long-time funeral director, a cemetery owner and a psychologist who specializes in grief counseling, put them together, and what do you get? An unconventional idea that just might be the future of cemeteries. At this year’s NFDA expo in Salt Lake City, Lynn Gibson and Jason Troyer of Grandview Cemetery hosted a seminar […]