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 […]

Modern Funerals: 7 Tips On Personalization, Festivalization, & Meaningful Event Design

At funeralOne, we’re on a mission to transform what the world thinks of a funeral. As a profession, our ability to engage with today’s families is directly related to how well we can adjust to changes in customer needs. In order to do this, we must revamp the way funeral services have been held for […]

How to Host Non-Creepy, Effective In-Person Gatherings At Your Funeral Home

Hosting events at your funeral home is a great way to build community and create a welcoming environment at your business. Yet, unfortunately, thanks to the nature of the business, people tend to feel creeped out by a funeral home event… Unless it’s done right. When done right, in person events can serve as a […]

20 Motivational Songs Every Funeral Director Needs To Listen To

  “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato Did you know it only takes 15 minutes of listening to your favorite tunes to get a natural high?  It’s true. Your brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that leads to increased feelings of […]

Millennials & Pet Deathcare: Using Consumer Personas To Ride The Wave of Success

As a funeral professional, you may have noticed a continuous shift in your client families’ spending behavior, preferences, likes, dislikes… Heck, it’s never ending! But did you know that four generational personality patterns repeat in a fixed order, about every 80 years?! This concept  is called Generational Constellation Theory. But what does it mean for […]