Friday, November 30, 2012

The holidays are a time for giving

Are you looking for a unique way to keep in touch with the families you serve during the holiday season? Call Customer Service at 800.798.4900 and ask about our Remembrance Ornaments.

Imagine the impact of sending a custom ornament to each family you have served in the past year. This small gesture lets the families know that they are still in your thoughts as they experience the first holiday without their loved one.

Does your company do something special for the families you serve during the holidays? Share your story with us at, and you could be featured in our eNewsletter.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Beautiful mausoleums deserve beautiful memorials

You've invested in a beautiful mausoleum, picturesque landscaping, technologies for a pleasant indoor environment and products to protect the casketed remains. When it's time to select crypt plates, why choose anything but the best?

Trigard Memorials' sleek bronze and aluminum crypt plates are as carefully planned and constructed as the mausoleum itself. Our high tech, direct-to-metal machining process allows for direct photo replication, resulting in the finest detail in faces and images - even close up. And all of our memorial products offer attractive profit margins and target customers who appreciate quality.

Are you a progressive company looking for a progressive supplier? Call 800.798.4900 to learn how Trigard can give you the competitive edge you've been looking for.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Season's greetings from Trigard Memorials

In honor of the holidays, Trigard Memorials will be closed Nov. 22 - 23, Dec. 24 - 25, and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1.

Thank you, at the holidays and all year long, for helping families to remember, celebrate and heal.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Diligent proofing always pays off

By Julia Sullivan, Creative Director

Proofing can be a painstaking process. Every mistake you miss comes back to bite you. In the Trigard marketing department, we review proofs many times a day. No matter what we're reviewing, we use the same diligence and checklist. Sure, errors still happen, even after a dozen people look at something. But following these guidelines help us keep those errors to a minimum:  
  • Print it out. Proofing tends to be more accurate when you're looking at a printout versus on the screen.
  • Check phone numbers and websites. Even if you look at them all of the time, give these extra attention.
  • Run spell-check. It seems obvious, but you'd be surprised how many times this step gets skipped.
  • Look at dates on a calendar. Is Tuesday really the 6th?
  • Lots of text? Read it backwards. Yes, you read it right. If you're editing a long story or newsletter, read the whole thing backwards, one sentence at a time. That lets you check each sentence for grammar errors without getting caught up in the flow of the story. When you read the flow, your brain skips over the little errors.
  • Check alignment. Since you're working from a printout, get our your ruler or even the edge of a piece of paper to check that things are all in the right rows. Don't trust your eyes!
  • Get another opinion. Even if you're sure it's great, have someone else look at it.
So how does good proofing pay off? The better you proof, the fewer reprints you'll have. And that's real cost-savings.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Do you see cremation as an opportunity or a threat?


It's no secret that the landscape of the funeral industry is changing. Cremation is on the rise. Personalization is no longer a luxury. Products that have been used for generations aren't working like they used to. 
Stop struggling with outdated tools and start giving the families you serve products created with modern technology. Trigard Memorials' bronze and aluminum niche plates target cremation-minded consumers and provide you with attractive profit margins.

Are you a progressive company looking for a progressive supplier?  Come see how we are undeniably different.