3 Unexpected Opportunities For Creating Personalization In Funeral Service

When it comes to personalizing funerals, images, tribute videos, bookmarks, or maybe a balloon release might come to mind. However, the truth is that there are many ways to personalize a funeral that go beyond services or outward appearances. For me, a personalized funeral doesn’t look any certain kind of way.  A personalized funeral is […]

A Peek Inside The Heart of A Hard Working Funeral Director

So, you think you know what funeral directors are about? Maybe you think you know that… They wear black everyday. They deal with crying families everyday. They try to sell you coffins and urns that are way out of your price range. But, that is not the whole story. In fact, that’s not even the […]

Death During a Pandemic: Creating Meaningful Moments for Families In Any Circumstance

Even in the best of times, it can be challenging to ensure every single family you serve feels as if they were able to fully honor their loved one at the end of life. During a pandemic, that flipped death care norms upside down. Circa 2020 and beyond, offering this opportunity was nearly impossible for […]

Drink Tea and Talk Death: How to Host a Death Café

Unless you’ve been hiding under a social media rock, you’ve probably heard about Death Cafés. A Death Café is an event where people hang out and talk about death and dying,  usually at a coffee shop, and usually over coffee and treats. According to the official Death Café website, the official definition is: A group […]

5 Ways Irish Wakes Inspire New Ideas About Death & Funerals

Growing up with a mostly Irish heritage, I remained quite distant from my family’s Irish ancestry. That was, until I experienced the death of a family member for the first time as an adult. I can still remember the day my Mother got the call that my Uncle had passed. She put down the phone, […]

It Takes a Village: How You Can Truly Support Families After Child Loss

As a funeral professional, you’re no stranger to guiding families through their toughest times.  But even the most seasoned professional can waiver when tasked with the unimaginable… helping a family cope with a child’s death.  The loss of a child is immeasurable in magnitude. It’s every parent’s worst fear, and a subject nobody really wants […]

7 Ways Death Traditions Around The World Have Transformed Amidst A Pandemic

What happens when a death occurs during the largest pandemic the modern world has seen? Even though it feels as if most of our world is on hold, death does not stop for a virus. And neither does grief. So then, traditions must adapt. People must adapt. We must all adapt.  We’ve gathered some examples […]

‌‌5 Minority Owned Funeral Homes You Should Know About (And Support)

What would you say if I asked to describe your typical funeral director? Would they be male, white, and middle aged? Chances are, your stereotypes of funeral directors would lead you to an image similar to what we just described. Yet, funeral service is changing. And this is to be celebrated. Young folks, women, LBGTQ […]

Some Of The Most Radical (And Exciting) Disposition Methods In 2020

Traditional burial, or cremation? In 2020, that is not the question. In the modern day realm of funerals, we think in the near future,  families will prefer neither.  There are growing concerns around the environmental impact of cremation, and countries around the world running out of land to bury their dead.  With that, many entrepreneurs […]

Caitlin Doughty Takes Us On A Journey Into Death Trends Around The World

  What would it look like to completely re-imagine the way we store our beloved departed? Instead of reinventing the wheel, Caitilin Doughty, founder of The Order Of The Good Death and the catalyst of the death positive movement phenomenon, suggests we take a look at how other countries around the world are already doing […]