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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 […]

“Extreme Embalming” and You
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“Extreme Embalming” and You

While searching through articles pertaining to the death care industry I came across an article from Vice.com entitled, “Inside New Orleans Extreme Embalming Funerals” that you can read here.  The article points out a trend, that as far as the author can tell started in Puerto Rico in about 2014 and has grown in acceptance especially in the New Orleans area of the United States. The article to which I have linked you above interviews New Orleans funeral home owner […]

An Ancillary Opportunity for Your Funeral Home
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An Ancillary Opportunity for Your Funeral Home

I started a weekday blog about 15 months ago with no subscribers and no real idea what I would be doing.  Today, with just organic growth I have almost 500 free subscribers who receive  my daily dose via e-mail and hundred of others who follow on Twitter and Facebook as well as those that just pick up an article here and there from our web connections.  It’s been somewhat humbling to hear from so many of you – from all […]

Netherlands Firm Designs Contemporary Funeral Home
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Netherlands Firm Designs Contemporary Funeral Home

In an article that appeared in FastCompany.com that you can read here, Dutch architectural firm HofmanDujardin, described what it believes may become the new wave of funeral home ceremony establishments.  The design, which has not been built, was inspired by their attendance at a death of a partner whose funeral was attended by the principals of the firm. One of the partners commented, “Barring a space funeral, I would much prefer being booted off this planet in this stunning setting […]

Utah Becomes 14th State to Approve Alkaline Hydrolysis
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Utah Becomes 14th State to Approve Alkaline Hydrolysis

A recent article from The Universe, a Brigham Young University publication, which you can read here starts off with the following quote, “The baby boomers have changed every industry in their lives, so they’ll change this one as well.”  That was said by Utah funeral director and founder of the Nelson Family Mortuary Lance Nelson. Nelson’s comment comes in a discussion of Utah HB 387 – the bill that allowed alkaline hydrolysis to become legal in Utah, making Utah the […]

What’s Your Protocol?
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What’s Your Protocol?

When I first started making funeral arrangements it was in the day of over 90% earth burials in my community.  I remember many times when making the removal of the deceased at the nursing home, hospital, or private residence that the next of kin would say to me, “When do we come in to pick out the casket?”  We all know that when families come in for arrangements it was for much more than “picking out a casket”, however, that […]