5 Amazing Ways Videos and Photos Help Your Families Heal

When you work in the funeral profession, you often get asked the same kind of question from family and friends who are fascinated by our jobs: “How do you cope with people grieving every day? Isn’t it depressing?” While most people think of funerals as a time of mourning, grieving or sadness, funeral professionals know […]

No, I’m Not Gothic… And 4 More Assumptions Families Have About Funeral Professionals

I’ve been working in the funeral profession for a while now. When I’m not writing for funeralOne’s blog, I also travel around the country speaking with funeral directors and professionals at local conferences, and spend most of my days learning and writing about the millions of passionate people that make up this profession. And let […]

4 Ways To Help Your Families Celebrate Life AFTER The Funeral

The other day, while strolling through the Zilker Park Botanical Gardens in Austin, I found a beautiful bench that I had probably overlooked a hundred times before. At first glance – and to the average stroller – this bench might not have seemed so special. But on this particular day, the sun was shining just […]

4 Tips For Kicking Butt In The Funeral Profession (That You Didn’t Learn In Mortuary School)

Nothing is better than finding your passion in life. For some people, this might be a desire to express your creativity through art or music, or to help people better themselves through education or teaching. But for those in the funeral profession, the journey towards a career full of passion is a little bit different. […]

What Tragedy Taught Us About Creating The Ultimate Healing Experience

I’ve worked in the funeral profession for many years. But it wasn’t until recently that I truly internalized what it takes to create an amazing celebration of life… And I’ve got to hand it to you, it’s no easy task. No, it’s not about the products, the religion, the flowers or the burial. It’s about […]

4 Tips For Hosting The Non-Religious, Meaningful Service Families Want

When you are a part of a profession that is heavily rooted in tradition, it’s hard to step away from the classic way that you’ve always done things. Funeral professionals know this, perhaps better than anyone. We try to help families find comfort and healing through a service filled with meaningful traditions… a spiritual hymn […]

How To Handle #FuneralSelfies (And Other Modern Funeral Marvels)

Social media has taken over… well, everything. Forget the days of email, or heaven forbid, snail mail. Now when you want to share something, you tweet it out to the world, put it on Facebook, post a picture on Instagram, or upload it to your Snapchat feed. After all, as the 2015 online mantra goes, […]

5 Outlandish Celebrity Funerals (And What You Can Learn From Them)

Whether you like it or not, celebrities are a big part of our culture. Ever since they first appeared on the silent screens, we’ve looked up to them, followed their day-to-day lives in magazines and talk shows, and kept up with their achievements… so it makes sense that millions tune in to celebrate them when […]

Live from NCFDA 2015: Upping Your Funeral Service

This week, a few of our funeralOne team members headed down to Raleigh, North Carolina for the annual North Carolina Funeral Directors Association (NCFDA) conference. Not only was this a great chance for our team to meet face-to-face with some of our loyal customers, but it was also an opportunity to catch up on some […]

11 Amazing Funeral Personalization Ideas To Steal

Here at funeralOne, we believe that a funeral should be a unique, one-of-a-kind celebration of life…  that’s not a secret to anyone who knows us. From our websites to our products, we reject the idea of a boring, templated funeral that feels the same as every other service you’ve been to. Instead, we believe every […]