Are You Ready For Funeral Busy Season? 8 Questions To Ask

For most people, the holidays are a time of family, friends, good food and celebration. But if you’re in the business of funerals, the words “holidays” and “Christmas” might make your shoulders tense up, your palms sweaty, and your stomach tingly. Yep, it’s true. Thanks to a strange phenomena that science still can’t explain, more […]

5 Successful Funeral Marketing Tactics We Tested So You Don’t Have To

Every funeral professional knows the basics of small-business marketing. You need to have a social media presence, you should have a solid advertising game plan, and you need to develop good relationships so that you can gather as many referrals as possible. But if you think that’s all it takes to stand out it today’s […]

Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Green Funeral Terms

There’s a lot of excitement out there about environmentally-friendly death options and simpler after-death care practices. And there is also a great deal of confusion. Pick just about any online article or webpage that tries to explain the phenomenon of home funeral, green burials, or any combination of the two, and you’ll quickly get buried […]

10 Things To Remember If You Love A Funeral Professional

Advertising executives, teachers, and doctors kind of have it made… at least in one regard. Most of the time when you flip on a TV drama, the main characters work in one of these professions. Now we all know a regular day on Grey’s Anatomy isn’t exactly an accurate depiction of a doctor’s workday, but […]

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11 Hilarious Misconceptions About The Funeral Industry

If I had a nickel for every time someone assumed something hilariously awful about the funeral profession, I’d be swimming in a pool of money with a top shelf margarita in my hand. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But, it’s no secret that a career in the funeral profession is very different […]

Never Let Opportunity Pass You By – Guest Post By Thomas Parmalee

I was recently at a funeral industry convention when I ran into a familiar problem: Between attending educational sessions, networking with funeral professionals and manning our booth, I had to cram in some time to recharge so I could continue working. (That meant eating.) Fortunately, there was some food available on the convention floor, but […]

Make Memorial Videos Even MORE Powerful With These 3 Features

If you are sharing memorial videos at your funeral home, then you know just how powerful and moving this single product can be when it comes to helping your families memorialize their loved ones. Sure, pictures can help to bring up old memories or help your families learn a little more about the life of […]

Impress Your Families (And Become A Funeral Flower CHAMPION) With These Facts

I have a lot of respect for funeral professionals. After heading up funeralOne’s The Sympathy Store for six years, I still have not found the perfect formula of what to say when it comes to personal loss. Do you offer words of sympathy? Do you try to relate to the person’s grief? Sometimes it’s just […]

How Becoming A Funeral Celebrant Transformed My Funeral Home

This article is a guest post written by Kristan McNames, CFSP, Certified Funeral Celebrant, and owner of Grace Funeral & Cremation Services in Rockford, Illinois. As a funeral director I’ve planned and have been present at what seems like a million funerals. I’ve cringed when the open mic (“Hey, come share a memory with the […]

Personalization Ideas That Honor Dads On Father’s Day (And All Year Round)

There is no one in our lives quite like our dad. For many people, a dad is the closest thing that we’ll ever have to a real life superhero. He’s our own personal Mr. Fix-It, our go-to source for wisdom and jokes, or even our first best friend. So when it comes time for Father’s […]