Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week

Embalming Funeral Industry News GROW June 8, 2021
Embalming Tip of the week

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Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week

We are excited to collaborate with Cold Hands and Monica Torres, renowned licensed funeral director, embalmer, cremationist, cosmetic reconstructive specialist, desairologist, and owner/founder ofNXT Generation Mortuary Support! Every week Connecting Directors will now share “Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week,” which Monica posts each Sunday afternoon to her Instagram channel @coldhandshosts.

Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week: Tuck a Towel Under the Collar to Prevent Soiling a Uniform

This week’s tip was sent in by guest tipster, fellow embalmer, and Marine veteran@helios_0331

This is a great tip for any case but especially if you are preparing a uniformed soldier or veteran. Being an Army wife for 10 years, I got to experience the intricate preparations that soldiers go through to make sure they dress blues/greens are appropriately displayed. Part of that process includes making sure the uniform is pressed and CLEAN. The uniform must be free of lint and dust so make sure you run a lint roller over the uniform after you implement this tip an immediately before viewing.

Pro Tip

Swipe to see the Vanguard measuring tool for placement of the “ribbon rack”. It’s important to get the measurements correct when preparing the 🏅 uniform. If you need assurance you’ve applied it properly call your local VFW and they can help.

As we spend the day remembering our beloved fallen heroes, I hope this tip helps to remind you how important tiny details may be for a family of a veteran. Happy Memorial Day y’all.

P.S. If you love military history and embalming relics as much as I do you will love our guest tipster’s Instagram page!! Check it out@helios_0331

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