Simple Memorial Service Ideas for the Holidays

October 31, 2019 Grief, Memorial Service

Each year, funeral professionals make connections with hundreds of people in their community and beyond. Many of the people you serve are approaching their first holiday season without their loved one. Grief during...

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Great Stories from Funeral Service this Year

December 27, 2018 Memorial Service, Funeral Directors

As the new year approaches, it’s the perfect time to look back at 2018 and the amazing stories we’ve encountered. I have had the incredible opportunity to interview funeral home owners from all over the country this...

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Serving the “Nones” Through Celebration of Life Services

March 16, 2017 Memorial Service

Historically, a funeral has been a religiously driven event. Rather than mourning a loved one, deeply religious individuals often gather to celebrate and acknowledge that their loved one is in a better place. There...

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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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How to Make Every Family Member Feel Included in the Memorial Service

May 12, 2016 Memorial Service

When my grandmother died, I delivered the eulogy on behalf of our extended family. My dad recommended that I speak at the memorial service – not because I was the one who knew her best (grandpa, obviously) or the one...

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Striking a Memorial Service Balance: What the Person Wanted vs. What Families Want

August 25, 2015 Memorial Service

The death of a loved one is a difficult, emotional experience, even under the best of circumstances. Planning a memorial service for a family member or close friend can add stress to the already complicated feelings...

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The Memorial Service Features Families Really Want and Need

August 06, 2015 Memorial Service, Featured

The demand for increased personalization in memorial services provides excellent opportunities for funeral directors. In addition to expanding your service offerings to better meet the needs of client families, you...

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Memorial Service Ideas for Families who Choose Cremation

July 02, 2015 Cremation, Memorial Service, Featured

People who choose cremation do so for a variety of reasons – including the fact that others in their family have been cremated or the desire for an environmentally friendly option. But what doesn’t change when a...

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