Why is it Important to Say Goodbye?

August 17, 2017 Grief, Featured

In my lifetime, I have experienced the deaths of two people very close to me. First was my father and second was my daughter.

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A Guide to American Flag Etiquette and Traditions

June 08, 2017 Featured, Funeral Etiquette

The United States holds the service of those who protect our country in very high regard. One of the most symbolic ways we show our appreciation is by incorporating the American flag into the traditions and rituals...

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What Families Need to Know About Planning a Funeral in Advance

April 13, 2017 Grief, Featured, Funeral Home Customer Service

People often feel nervous and hesitant when others bring up death and dying, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings about death care. While it is important to offer pre-need at your funeral home to better...

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Tips for Families Who Make Advance Funeral Plans

January 19, 2017 Pre-need Funeral Planning, Featured

Every year, thousands of individuals plan and fund funerals in advance with the help of trusted funeral service providers. Their reasons for doing so vary, but include eliminating emotional and financial burdens from...

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4 Great Stories from Funeral Service this Year

December 22, 2016 Featured

At Homesteaders, we are blessed to work with exceptional funeral professionals – business owners, pre-need counselors and partners who are committed to offering value and compassionate service to their client...

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How to Start a Conversation with Loved Ones About Funeral Planning

September 13, 2016 Pre-need Funeral Planning, Featured

“I’ve tried to ask my parents about funeral planning, but we all got uncomfortable and quickly changed the subject.”

“I know my family members won’t all agree on funeral planning decisions, so we’ve been avoiding...

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Video Blog: Have the Talk of a Lifetime with Your Family

June 07, 2016 Featured

It's Global Sharing Week! As part of Homesteaders' commitment to funeral service, we're partnering with other funeral professionals to share stories on social media, highlighting the value of talking with loved...

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Funeral Planning Checklist: Considerations for Families

March 03, 2016 Pre-need Funeral Planning, Featured

Many families can be caught off-guard by the number of tasks that must be completed within a day or two of a loved one’s death. Even those who have planned a funeral before may find themselves overwhelmed by the...

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Why Mentoring is Important for Funeral Service Professionals

February 16, 2016 Featured, Funeral Directors, Funeral Home Workplace

Funeral service builds and strengthens connections between people. Your firm builds lasting connections with your community through your involvement with local organizations and events. The families you serve build...

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Why We’re Thankful for Funeral Professionals

November 19, 2015 Featured, Funeral Directors

The year I turned 12, we celebrated my birthday with boxed macaroni and cheese and diet sodas enjoyed quickly and quietly in the main office of the funeral home. When my sister graduated high school, we toasted the...

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