Look Ma’ I’m going to a funeral conference!
And here’s a sample of what I’m about to see.
If you asked me a year ago that I’d be attending the National Funeral Directors Association conference in Philadelphia I probably would have laughed in your face. Not one of those mean laughs. Just a confused one.
Well, my friends, in just a handful of hours I’ll be attending the NFDA with a few colleagues from Mylestoned to launch our product to the funeral industry. And truth be told I couldn’t be more excited, interested, and a little freaked out.
With all of this in mind, I present to you a quick list of things that I’ll be checking out that I thought I’d never be checking out.
- Personal Panel
For those that want to double the effectiveness of an open casket funeral you can now get a “unique and elegant portrait tribute that is customized to fit and be displayed on the inside of a half or full casket lid.”
- 3D Urns
You “urned” it and deserve to have a 3D urn of “almost anything that a family would like.” For those playing along at home if you could do one for me of my three cats that would be cool
- Legacy Touch Jewelry
The first jewelry that may help you unlock your lost loved one’s new iPhone 7 after they pass. “Fingerprints of Loved One’s are refined to show and feel the lines and imperfections that make each item rare and treasured.”
- Memento Horn or Antler Urn
These a’int(ler) your everyday urns. They’re pretty hip and I could definitely see them in an apartment in Williamsburg as a conversation piece. FYI Sold as a pair only.
- Glass Remembrance
Two things are certain about life. Death and wind. So when your loved one dies and the wind is blowing your Glass Remembrance art (which includes a small portion of the cremains) will prevent any loose papers from blowing all over the place.
- Kanga Woo
The name alone is worth the price of admission. But, name aside, these (as far as I can tell) are stylish “mortuary cot covers”. I didn’t even know this was a thing — I do now.
Yes I realize that some of the above may come off as sarcastic and (maybe?) witty, but I can assure you that it’s totally authentic. I really am looking forward to seeing the people, owners, makers and leaders of the death care space all in one room.
I’ll report back after I retURN.