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More on Recomposition
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More on Recomposition

We informed you a couple of weeks ago that the State of Washington’s House and Senate had approved both the ability for final disposition not only for alkaline hydrolysis, but for “recomposition” or what some refer to as “human composting. Just the other day we found this article in the Australian publication, The New Daily, that informs us more about the process and how it came to be.  It also tells us of the company formed in the State of […]

Burial in a Mushroom Suit
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Burial in a Mushroom Suit

We have written that funeral wishes and choices by the consumer is ever expanding in the death care market.  We have written that the choices and alternatives outside of traditional earth burial and cremation continue to expand.  Last October we wrote about a process, created by a company called Coeio, in which a deceased is place in an organic cotton suit, or shroud, that is infused with a biomix of mushroom mycelium that will aid in decomposition and transfer body […]

Another way to honor our Veterans — VetTix
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Another way to honor our Veterans — VetTix

Part of our duty here at Funeral Director Daily is to pass information and ideas that we have learned about on to working funeral directors.  By doing so, we hope to give those funeral directors additional tools to help ease the lives of those they serve. Over the years we have told you where you would be able to find a live bugler to honor a deceased veteran with the playing of taps if you did not know where to […]

Fashion. . . .and the funeral
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Fashion. . . .and the funeral

While this is a little out of the ordinary for Funeral Director Daily, I ran across a couple of articles that deal with fashion and/or fashion for the funeral director this week.  Without much commentary I just thought they might be interesting for you to read. . . The first is a letter to Dear Abby about fashion and the funeral and Abby’s reply might surprise you, but it will make you think twice the next time that you judge […]

A new idea for urns — Planturns
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A new idea for urns — Planturns

From time to time at Funeral Director Daily we come across articles on products for the death care industry that we believe are new, innovative, and have promise. Today we are introducing you to “Planturns” – urns that double as planters.  They have been created by Los Angeles based designer and woodworker C.C. Boyce. According to Boyce, in this article from Mentalfloss.com,  where you can see photos of the urns, a friend’s father had passed away and that friend could […]

Funeral Directors and Their Community
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Funeral Directors and Their Community

It is pretty common for local funeral home owners to be involved in their local Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, American Legion and the like.  It is also pretty common that as these business minded folk earn respect in their communities they are asked to serve on school boards, city councils, and bank boards.  Those type of volunteer commitments are just what it takes to be a leader in funeral service and your community. Every once in a while we see […]

The Reverence of Earth Burial?
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The Reverence of Earth Burial?

It’s a proven point that if you want to build a successful business and follow the American dream of making a lot of money, you need to deliver on and provide, at the right price, what the consumer public wants.  I was fortunate enough about six years ago to listen to a friend of mine who asked me to listen to his son and potentially make an investment in a “food delivery” business his son was dreaming up.  Outside of […]

Funeral Director Daily Readership Surging
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Funeral Director Daily Readership Surging

What started out as a challenge to me from a blogger in another industry has turned into the fastest growing death care publication that can be found.  Funeral Director Daily was established as a simple way for me to relate what I have learned in 33 years on the front line of funeral service and my work in other fields to others in the death care industry. I started this publication as a hobby with two big questions.  Who would […]

Here’s a Product you have not Seen
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Here’s a Product you have not Seen

I plan on ending the week by telling you about a product that I did not know existed until earlier this week when I was doing some research for future articles here at Funeral Director Daily.  How many of you know about the “Infinity Burial Suit”? Here is the web-site where you can find out more.  The Infinity Burial Suit, from what I can tell is a burial garment to be worn by humans, especially in cases of natural earth […]

Thanks for Reading!!
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Thanks for Reading!!

Last week Funeral Director Daily passed the 500 subscriber mark for e-mails sent daily to regular readers.  Thanks for signing up.  All growth has been organic and now, since I’ve learned how to use Google and other search engines we are growing by about 1% per week.  When you consider we had about 8 readers for the first six months while I was learning the networking of attracting and holding readers, that is pretty impressive. How We Started:  Since I […]