We asked 16,000 funeral professionals the question: ‘What’s the best thing about being a funeral director?’. Below are some of the answers (some are serious, others – not so much!).
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services. Simplicity joins six other funeral properties that FPG currently operates in the state of South Carolina.
“All our significant life events are shared with others. Birthdays and weddings provide an opportunity to come together and share. A funeral does the same; it allows those who knew us to show that our life mattered to them.
The truth is, in any profession, if you want to attract customers, you need to give them something that they will love. You need to challenge them to think differently. In the funeral profession, this meant inspiring people to think about funerals in a new way, and changing their perspective from focusing on the loss, to celebrating the life lived.
Mel was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2015, and as a special treat after her treatments, she and Stacey would sneak out of the hospital and pay a visit to their local Castle. “Let’s treat ourselves,” became the catch phrase of the sisters’ special trips and is prominently featured on the urn.
Rich History, Revolutionary Ideas: Registration Now Open For the 2016 NFDA International Convention & Expo
Like funeral service, the city of Philadelphia has a rich history that continues to grow and evolve as times change. This makes “America’s Birthplace” the perfect location for the 2016 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo.
John Piper – “So my aim here is to touch on both of those causes. First, I am proposing that churches cultivate a Christian counter-culture where people expect simple, less expensive funerals, and where we all pitch in so that every church member can afford such a funeral. Second, I want to give biblical pointers for why burial is preferable to cremation. “
Sex no longer sells, thanks to Internet porn and general millennial disinterest in boinking. What about the second sweetest human experience? Death has long been a go-to scare tactic for several PSA categories: safe sex and condoms, seatbelts, drunk driving, domestic violence, work safety, PETA, and so on.
The guy known for The Funeral Commander Blog and Funeral Nation Web Show joins with Dan Isard’s financial and management consulting company.
As the times change—and the death care industry changes along with them—what can we learn from immediate cremation families? 2016 is rapidly becoming known for a string of high-profile celebrity deaths—and cremations—and there is a lot of useful information to take away from the headlines.