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Giving Service to Those Who Served

If you have read Funeral Director Daily for any length of time you will know – that while I did not have the privilege to serve in the United States Armed Forces – I truly admire and have always enjoyed serving those that did.  I still get goosebumps, even after thirty-five years of being a funeral director when at the conclusion of a grave side service, Taps is played and a uniformed personnel steps up to the mourning family and […]

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This Might be the Worst Funeral Mailer I’ve Ever Seen

I read an article the other day that I found in the consumer “Watchdog” section of the Dallas News.  The article that you can read here pertained to a direct mail piece advertising “Free Burials for Eligible Veterans and Spouses”. That type of ad is not uncommon and if you are in the funeral business you have a pretty good notion of what is coming.  However, if you are not in the funeral business, you may be enticed with another […]

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Trouble With Processions — Give the Funeral Nav a Try

When we started Funeral Director Daily it was our hope that by bringing you issues and topics in the death care industry we would be able to not only help you in understanding those issues, but help in finding solutions to them as well. Last week we published an article about funeral procession escorts and the many communities that are just not able to help with them free of charge anymore.  That has led to problems ranging from accidents to […]

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No Mourners, No Ceremony, No Fuss

Church Times, a publication in Great Britain, came out with what I thought was a truly thought provoking article last week concerning the growing trend of direct cremation and what that means for the greater church going forward.  You can read the article here. In essence they talked about the change in society from what at one time was even poor people saving money for a “nice” funeral so that their family  would not be shamed by a “pauper’s funeral”.  […]

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Australia’s LifeArt Coffins on the Market

The other day I was doing some research for the “Finance” portion of Funeral Director Daily.  I like to search public companies world-wide who compete in the death care space and learn where I might be able to make a good investment for the long haul.  In any regard, I was researching InvoCare Limited, Australia’s largest provider of death care services and learning more about them. While doing that research I came up with a division of InvoCare that I […]

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An Idea for Public Relations or Revenue Generation

As has become our custom we at Funeral Director Daily periodically highlight one of our social media followers.  Today we are choosing to highlight a unique company whose product crosses over into the death care industry. Cloverlawn Butterflies is a small, family operated butterfly farm based in Orlando, Florida.  It is a very unique company that supplies live butterflies for coordinated release at various events.  Butterfly releases can be used for all special events including weddings, funerals, memorial services, and […]

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Steel Tariffs and the Casket Industry

Last week our Commander/Businessman-in-Chief, President Donald Trump, indicated that he is willing to put a 25% tariff on steel imports from foreign countries.  It is interesting to note that, at this time, we don’t know if he will follow thru with such or is using the threat to get Mexico and Canada back to the table to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I’m also not a macro-economist, but just a well-versed businessman who has happened to be […]

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ScatterPods from England

    An occaissional  new feature that we will be starting at Funeral Director Daily is to introduce our readers to some of the new products and features that we find in the Death Care industry.  We will learn of most of these companies as they follow Funeral Director Daily from around the world on Twitter, via e-mail, or on Facebook. Today we are introducing you to a product that we found distriubted out of the United Kingdom by Global Memorial […]

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Gloryboats on the Market

As you know I live in Greater Minnesota (that area that is not in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metroplex) in an area where fishing and duck hunting is very popular.  Just the other day I was introduced to a product in the funeral industry that maybe has some potential in my area.  That product is Gloryboat caskets.  Here is their web-site should you want more information. It’s interesting that in the funeral business we have always said that the “funeral is […]