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 […]

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 […]

6 Ways Your Sympathy Store SHOULD Be Working For Your Funeral Biz

Have you ever dreamed of wearing one less hat at your funeral home? And wouldn’t it feel like a gift from the gods to not stress so much about your bottom line? If these worries are on your mind, it’s always important to first and foremost take care of yourself and manage your stress levels […]

6 Ways Funeral Professionals Benefit from The Right E-Commerce Store

When it comes right down to it, the role of a funeral professional is to help support families during their time of loss. We do this personally, by helping to plan a beautiful service that is reflective of the life that they are celebrating. And we do it second-hand, by helping connect friends and families […]

Shop Local: 3 Ways Funeral Homes Support The Local Community

Small town communities are making a comeback. For the last decade, the local-made, hometown shop owner has been struggling to keep up with the eCommerce giants of the world who enticed shoppers with things like two-day shipping and bottom-dollar prices. (We’re looking at you, Amazon and Walmart.com.) But it seems as though the cracks in […]

The Go-To Guide To Writing Great Funeral Thank-You Notes

“Do people still write thank-notes?” This question is often asked to funeral directors when helping families prepare for a funeral. The short answer? Yes.   The thank-you note writing tradition is strong in my family. But other families may have questions about writing thank-you notes following a funeral service, such as why write them in […]

5 Things To NEVER Do When Sending Sympathy Flowers

It’s never easy to find the right words to say to someone who is going through a personal loss. “I’m sorry for your loss” just seems so generic, whereas “they will be missed” just doesn’t seem to convey how deep and impactful the loss is. So when death impacts someone close to us, we’re often […]

What Do Families Do With Flowers AFTER The Funeral?

One question often asked by families, friends and funeral home professionals alike is what should be done with the flowers after a funeral service is over? Many traditional memorials and funeral services include decorative floral pieces, as well as sympathy flowers sent by family and friends to the funeral home. But after the services have […]

Mom Was Always Right… 4 Reasons Why You Should Send Flowers To A Funeral

As you get older, you learn a lot about life. Your perspectives change, your interests change, and you just become a lot more enlightened about the world in general. But one mindset change that we were absolutely not prepared for was one that we had been rejecting our entire life. We tried to stay strong. […]

5 Sympathy Gifts (Other Than Flowers) That Are A Beautiful Expression of Support

It can be difficult to know what’s appropriate or meaningful when it comes to funerals, whether you’re trying to figure out what to say to someone who is grieving, what to wear when attending a memorial event, or even what to send to a family when expressing your support. For those who are lucky enough […]