The First Crematorium in the state of Michigan was constructed in Detroit by the Michigan Cremation Association, the founder of which was legendary Cremationist Dr. Hugo Erichsen. Construction began in 1887 and by December of that year the facility was ready for use.
Even if you’re not driving, use this to think twice about that next beer at the company party. No one wants to be the subject of the back room talk the next morning.
Hopefully after reading some of these funeral personalization hacks, you’ll be able to start offering amazing personalized services at your funeral home (without spending all of your time on them):
In our society, we sometimes forget that “the most wonderful time of the year” can be an extremely painful time for others. Whether grieving over the loss of a loved one, spending Christmas serving overseas, or trying to make ends meet, many people struggle to get through the holidays. Funeral Directors understand that for a lot of people, Christmas can be a difficult event. Understanding that families need support, many funeral directors search for ways to give back to others during this time of year.
Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness.
The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA), a group of about 400 pet loss providers and related businesses, released the findings of its 2013 Pet Loss Profession Survey. This is the second annual survey of the pet loss profession and has become an annual measure of breadth of the profession.
Traditional funeral services are on the decline, as Americans opt for more personalized and celebratory services.
The change is driven by the boomers and mortality rates that have plummeted over the last several generations thanks to modern medicine. With people dying later, more memorials focus on celebrating life.
Here are 6 ways funerals are getting crazy creative:
New Congress, New Opportunities: NFDA Revamps 2015 Advocacy Summit Schedule to Deliver Greater Value
Members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) will make their way to the nation’s capitol for the association’s 2015 Advocacy Summit. The 2015 Advocacy Summit will be critical because of the changes following the 2014 midterm elections; NFDA needs its members to help educate newly-elected members of Congress and incumbents about the current issues impacting the profession.
Vera Lee Garments and Woven Remembrance announce that they have purchased Rita Barber of Abilene, Texas
Jennifer Branton, CEO of Vera Lee, said “We have always had a deep respect for Rita Barber. They are a fine company known for their quality, craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. While we are honored that they approached us with the opportunity to purchase their business, their long time support of the funeral industry will be greatly missed.”
Funeral homes struggle with seeing the value of social media marketing, and that’s understandable. Too many ‘automated’ approach options exist in this profession that fail to show the value social media offers.
But how does a busy funeral director know what to do in the fast paced and constantly changing world of social media?