Homesteaders Blog

Get the latest funeral business insights, research and trends that can help grow your business.

Subscribe Here!

Featured Posts

Latest Posts

Funeral Etiquette: What to Say When Someone Dies

January 17, 2020 by Alyssa McNab
Featured, Funeral Etiquette

It’s the news no one wants to hear: Someone you care about has lost a loved one. When you know the person who is grieving, but don’t know their loved one well (if at all), it can be especially difficult to decide what to say. Later, when supporting the person during and after the visitation, funeral or memorial service, it can also be tough to know how to express your sympathy.

Read More

Youth and Funerals: A New Resource for Families

April 26, 2018 by Danielle Burmeister
Grief, Featured, Funeral Home Customer Service, Funeral Etiquette

A dear friend of mine recently lost her grandmother. The night she died, the family gathered together to prepare for the next morning’s meeting with their funeral service provider. As they sat around the kitchen table sharing stories, organizing photos and collecting tidbits for the obituary, the inevitable question arose: “What are we going to do with the kids?”

Read More

A Guide to American Flag Etiquette and Traditions

June 08, 2017 by Sarah Loghry
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 of military and police funerals. The distinctive stars and stripes are a symbol of patriotism, bravery and history. Such a powerful symbol comes with its own unique traditions and funeral etiquette.

Read More

Funeral Etiquette: Practical Tips to Show Support

February 23, 2017 by Danielle Burmeister
Funeral Etiquette

The way we memorialize our deceased loved ones has changed dramatically over the last decade, making it harder than ever to understand “proper” funeral etiquette – especially since what is appropriate for one service may not be appropriate for another.

Read More
1