People Buy from People: Why Your Pre-Need Strategy isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

In the funeral profession, it’s easy for us to understand the importance of pre-planning and making your last wishes known… before it’s too late. But most people outside of this “world” of ours have no clue about the importance of pre-planning. The interesting part is, it’s not even that families today don’t want to make […]

28 quotes for funeral professionals to jumpstart 2019

28 Inspirational Quotes for Funeral Professionals to Jumpstart 2019 [FREE PRINTABLE]

Now that the holidays have come to an end and 2019 is officially upon us… it’s time to start thinking about this exciting new year. What do you feel inspired to achieve in 2019? What impact do you want to make with your funeral business? How will you improve your personal life? What about your […]

How One Fed Up Funeral Director Created a Thriving & Modern Funeral Business

  As 2019 fast approaches, so too does the new paradigm of funeral service. We had the chance to sit down with Louise Winter, the owner of Poetic Endings, recently to find out where she thought the funeral profession was headed… and what’s wrong with the current state of affairs. Louise shared her open and […]

How End-Of-Life Doulas Can Teach Us A New Way of Dying… And Grieving

There are many similarities between birth and death. Just like birth… death is a deeply personal, emotionally and physically intense journey for the loved one and the family and friends involved. Henry Fersko-Weiss got to thinking about these similarities, and wondered. What if we supported the dying and their families, the same way we support […]

6 Free Holiday E-Card Templates For Busy Funeral Professionals

Funeral professionals everywhere can suffer a lot during the holiday season from things like stress, overwhelm, and long to-do lists. Sometimes the simple pleasures of the holidays get lost in the shuffle. One of them being sending out holiday cards to those you care about. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered in this realm. We’ve created […]

7 Easy Ideas For Creating Meaningful Tributes During the Holiday Season

Research has shown that the death rate in the United States increases by as much as 10% during the holiday season. This time of joy and celebration can also be a difficult time for many people who are coping with the loss of a loved one.   And as a funeral director, you have the […]

Cemeteries ARE Dying — And Here’s One Cemetery’s Bold Response

Take a long-time funeral director, a cemetery owner and a psychologist who specializes in grief counseling, put them together, and what do you get? An unconventional idea that just might be the future of cemeteries. At this year’s NFDA expo in Salt Lake City, Lynn Gibson and Jason Troyer of Grandview Cemetery hosted a seminar […]

9 Reasons To Be Grateful For Your Local Funeral Homes & Cemeteries This Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving today and I’m writing from a hipster cafe in the historic center of Lisbon, Portugal. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on this day per se, so I wanted to take a moment out of my day to be grateful. I’ve been writing for the funeralOne blog for nearly seven years now, and over these […]

The Challenges and Triumphs of Being a Funeral Professional During the Holiday Season

The holidays are an interesting time for funeral professionals. While everyone else taking time off of work and getting into the jolly cheer, you’re being asked to turn the volume of your willpower, focus and space holding abilities all the way up. Yep, the holidays are when you, my dear funeral professional, are being asked […]

A Return Home: How Funeral Homes Can Support Home Funerals

As a funeral director, your business has likely been set up around the concept of a traditional funeral. But did you know that fewer than ⅓ of Americans are interested in a traditional full-service funeral with embalming and burial? That means for every 3 people who walk in your funeral home, only ONE of them […]