According to the results of a new report from the American Floral Endowment’s Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF), both bereaved families and funeral directors feel flowers and plants offer comfort during and after funerals.
It may seem strange that someone would want to visit the site of a mass execution, natural disaster, or nuclear meltdown. However many tourists travel to such destinations around the globe every year. Why they go is anyone’s guess—is it from a desire to honor the dead, learn from history, or simply morbid curiosity?
Selected Independent Funeral Homes has named Jason Goldstein of Linwood, N.J., the 2015 recipient of its NextGen Professional of the Year Award. Goldstein was given the special honor at a ceremony on opening night of the group’s annual seminar, taking place January 25-29 at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Recipients are presented a physical award and reimbursed for the meeting registration. The award is designed to highlight career achievements, community/organization involvement and awards/achievements of funeral professionals under the age of 50.
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, announces its upcoming Education Week: 4 Ways in 4 Days, February 24 – 27, 2015, reinforcing the company’s commitment to learning. Introduced in November 2014, Education Week is a series of free 30-minute educational webinars for today’s busy funeral professionals, covering on a range of topics that are most impactful to their business.
Getting potential families to your website (rather than your competitors’) can make a huge difference to your bottom line. And sure, trying out clever ways to market your funeral home can make a big difference. But, what if you could also take a simple, fool-proof shortcut to make sure your website is attracting more visitors than your competitors’?
You can. And it’s actually pretty easy, too. Here’s a guide to doing just that:
In my family, we don’t really talk about death. But, every now and then, we joke about it. For some reason, there is a running joke among my immediate family about how my parents will die. Specifically, my brother and I will come home for Thanksgiving one year and find them decomposing on the couch.
A grieving relative has been blocked her from cremating her aunt in a cardboard coffin by penpushers because it is ‘too dangerous. Marianne Stevens, 73, ordered a brightly coloured, cardboard coffin painted with flowers for her ‘favourite’ aunt who died of brain cancer aged 90.
On Wednesday, the 70-year-old Washington Township mechanic took his last ride in one — a black Cadillac hearse — from Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo to his final resting place at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
The first ever ConnectingDirectors.com photo challenge has been a huge hit! We had over 20 submissions for our #CDhearseSelfie photo challenge and have narrowed down the Top 5 finalist!
Click below to cast your vote!
Remember the #funeralselfie craze that took the internet by storm last year? Well, there are many of you who participated in riding the popularity of this hashtag! So, we decided our first PHOTO Challenge would be a hearse selfie (#CDhearseselfie) challenge. And y’all delivered!
Check out the entires below: