Tag: Memorialization

Cemetery Cremation

The importance of permanent memorialization

The pyramids in Egypt were built to give permanent memorialization to the rulers of that land.  The tomb of the 13th Disciple to Christ, Matthias, can be seen to give credence to his life.  George Washington, known by many as the Father of America has a burial site at his Mount Vernon home. However, there can be no doubt that we are on a trend line to make permanent memorialization an afterthought to human life.  And, I think that is […]

Products

Toronto company creates home decor urn

We recently learned thru a press release, that you can read here, of a Toronto based company, UrbanRIP, that has created a new urn called the Candlestick Egg Urn.  From our point of view, it is an urn designed to fit in a home decor where it will have meaning and accessibility for the family while being discreet for other visitors. According to the press release, “Family members and friends often keep a small amount of their loved one’s ashes; […]

Cemetery Products

Better Place Forests. . . a new wave of memorialization

It seems like this medium is many times writing about the need for more permanent memorialization options to be available for our death care consumers.  It also seems like we spend a lot of time writing about new start-ups in the death care profession that are hoping to catch the new wave of consumer thinking.  Today, we are going to tell you about one new venture that we believe checks both of those boxes.  The venture is Better Place Forests.  […]

Cemetery Cremation

Good Samaritans still abound

We’ve advocated that one of the issues that funeral homes have to overcome to continue to serve the needs of families in need is to emphasize the fact the “Permanent Memorialization” matters.  By that we mean that cremated remains cannot just be left in a closet or left at the funeral home unclaimed.  They need to have a final resting place so the lives of those people can be remembered. Susan Cunningham is a Galesburg, Illinois, hospice nurse who realized […]

Business

Can a Celebrant on Staff Increase Revenue

Over the weekend I read a couple of articles on different subjects that brought me to the question, “Can a funeral/memorial celebrant on staff increase revenues?”  You might be wondering how I got to that question or even why I might ask it.  Let me explain. I first came across an article on church attendance in America.  After reading it and finding it interesting I looked for and found some other articles on the subject just to argue or reinforce […]

Business

Where are the Opportunities?

I spent three days last week at my annual funeral professional/death care professional golf event that I have attended almost every year since first being invited in 1991.  From my count, there are about 130-144 invited guests that enjoy three days with each other in an atmosphere of fellowship and friendship. Most of the talk is friendly banter about our golf game or what our growing (and grown up) kids are up to.  However, inevitably, when you have over a […]