Creative Ways to Incorporate Photos into a Celebration of Life Service

December 01, 2016 Memorial Service

My grandmother (referred to as Nenny by all eight of her grandchildren) lived a long life, full of love and adventures. She was the wise, generous and sassy glue that held my family together. When she died a year and...

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A Guide to Veterans Day Traditions

November 01, 2016

With Veterans Day quickly approaching, many of us are making plans to participate in local parades, ceremonies or Veteran’s celebrations to honor the men and women who have served our country. As we prepare to...

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A Guide to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Traditions for Funeral Service Professionals

October 13, 2016

As Halloween approaches, skeletons, witches and zombies seem to be everywhere. Candy is flying off the shelves as people prepare for the hordes of trick-or-treaters that will take to the streets on All Hallows Eve....

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3 Online Security Tips to Keep Your Funeral Business Accounts Safe

September 30, 2016 Funeral Home Business

Yahoo! Inc. announced they were alerted that at least 500 million of their users’ information, including names, email addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and security questions and...

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Things to Do in Philadelphia During the 2016 NFDA Convention

September 22, 2016 Industry Events

Photo by Paul Loftland for PHLCVB

This year’s NFDA International Convention & Expo provides great opportunities to enhance your skills by attending workshops and seminars as well as unwinding with peers at social...

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10 Reasons to Be Excited About the 2016 NFDA Convention

September 01, 2016 Industry Events

Pictured: Scenes from the 2015 NFDA convention. Homesteaders is proud to once again be a Silver Sponsor of this year's convention.

As the annual NFDA International Convention & Expo approaches, our excitement about...

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How Your Funeral Business Can Serve an Increasingly Diverse Community

August 16, 2016 Funeral Industry Trends, Funeral Home Business

Communities today are more diverse than they ever have been. From the mixing of generations in the workplace to increasing ethnic and religious diversity, funeral homes need to adapt to serve the changing needs of...

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What Are the Most Important Reasons for Funeral Planning?

August 04, 2016 Pre-need Funeral Planning

Advance funeral planning is a rising trend among families. According to a survey done by Harris Poll for the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC), 69% of adults over the age of 40 said they would prefer...

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Eliminate Time Wasters to Operate a More Efficient Funeral Business

July 28, 2016 Funeral Home Business

According to a survey from Salary.com, 89% of employees waste time at work every day. Taking little breaks throughout the workday is beneficial to recharge and refocus. But when employees consistently engage in...

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How to Make Comparison Shopping a Good Thing for Your Funeral Home

July 21, 2016 Funeral Home Marketing, Funeral Home Business

Choosing a college is challenging. There are multiple factors that need to be considered – cost, location, size, offered majors, reputation, etc. When I was a senior in high school, I began applying to different...

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