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Funeral homes are the first contact for many widows and they look to you for support and encouragement. I can help you do that!
- When preplanning with a couple give them this book as a thank you gift for taking their time . Once they read the book it seals the deal because the widows in the book speak to the couple on a level that makes it a today issue and not a sometime in the future issue.
- Funeral Homes also give the book as a gift to a new widow. It is their way of reaching out to her and giving her emotional support through other widows who understand. Many widows after reading the book come back to do their own preplanning.
- Stamp the Funeral Home name and address on the inside of the book because it is a pass around book and a great marketing tool.
- Funeral Homes that connect with their clients on an emotional and practical level see an increase in their preplan sign ups.
Preplanning can be a hard sell to your clients because their income is often pegged for other needs. But nothing explains the benefits of preplanning as well as widows.
Some preplanned their funerals as couples and they talked about the stress that it took off them. They had planned it together so there was no running around the day of death trying to get everything done. Others did not preplan and their stories were about hardships both mentally and financially. They didn’t know what their spouses wanted and made decisions too fast – decisions that cannot be taken back.
Sure the expense of the funeral and having it paid for is a relief but its more than just money. There is a sense of peace knowing that the decisions were made when there was time to think things out, when they could do it together and that is priceless.
Mary Francis has mapped a journey that none of us wish to embark upon; widowhood. This book chronicles the experiences of sixteen women who have made that journey revealing the host of emotions and challenges they encountered along the way. If you’ve been widowed your journey will be unique, but I believe you will find comfort, strength and inspiration in the courage that is the common thread here. In the equally brave act of sharing their stories, these women have offered a gift to those who will follow in these difficult footsteps.
—Holly Reid, Preplanner/Aftercare Advisor, Brenan’s Funeral Homes, Saint John, N. B. Canada
The Sisterhood of Widows – Eric’s Testimonal
The Sisterhood of Widows – Mark’s Testimonial
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