6 Grief Poems That Transform Pain Into Beauty

After all the training you go through as funeral professionals, it can still be difficult to find the right words of solace to offer families who are navigating grief. Even for myself — who has been working with funeral professionals for many years now — find myself turning to poetry, books, and music for inspiration. […]

Consumer Truths Driving the Future of the Funeral Experience

It’s no secret that your families are what drive your funeral business forward. And to go a step further, your families are driving the trends in the funeral profession, too. What can this teach us? No matter the industry, we all must adapt to be able to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. And, the funeral […]

6 Affirmations For the Modern Griever (And How To Use Them)

Figuring out what to say to someone who is grieving can be complicated and uncomfortable for anyone… even funeral directors and funeral guests alike.  So often, we settle for statements that are stereotypical, because quite frankly… we don’t know any better.  And when we rattle off conditioned responses to people deep in their grief, it […]

5 Lessons On Personalized Funerals via Real-Life Client Testimonials

A funeral service should leave a lifelong impression upon the families you connect with. The key is having that impression be a positive one.  Looking at a funeral home’s testimonials, you’ll start to notice the funeral homes that are truly glowing all have something in common… What is the special sauce? It’s the funeral directors […]

5 Ways to Use Your Sympathy Store (That You’ve Never Thought of Before)

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re either interested in, or already have, a Sympathy Store. Which means you already know how invaluable a Sympathy Store is for both funeral directors and the families that they serve.  But what you may not know is how useful this amazing tool actually is. A lot of funeral […]

5 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Funeral Home’s Online Presence

In today’s day and age, your digital presence is a make-or-break aspect of your funeral business. It’s true. Digital marketing can be a leading force of your funeral home’s success… as long as it’s implemented strategically. In fact, according to experts, an effective online marketing strategy yields the highest return on investment (ROI) than any […]

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 […]

18 Interesting Facts About Funeral & Sympathy Flowers We Bet You Didn’t Know

Everyone knows funeral & sympathy flowers are a large part of the funeral service. But does everyone know how they came to be such a large part of funeral service? Or why, or through which cultures did they become so popular?   Thankfully, we answer these questions and more with these 18 fun, weird, and […]

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 […]