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JANUARY 2018

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Yes, It's True: More People Die in January

Since founding Legacy.com in 1998, I have noticed that the winter months are busier than the summer months. Our newspaper and funeral home partners send us a higher volume of obituaries in December and January than they do in June and July. Anecdotally, many funeral directors I’ve spoken to over the years have told me the wintry months are especially busy times in their profession. We looked at the data and yes, it's true: more people die in January.

 


How To Maximize Your Online Exposure (for FREE)

When a family chooses to place a newspaper obituary, it’s an opportunity to tell a broad group of people in your community that your home is handling the arrangements and serving the family. Here’s an easy (and free) tip to increase your exposure on the newspaper’s website.

 

 

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Stories To Share

 

Our award-winning content engages your families. Read some popular stories from the past month:

 

Find Comfort in Legacy's Grief Support Groups

Our private grief support groups offer a safe space for people to explore their grief and connect with others who’ve experienced the same kind of loss. Find comfort in Legacy's Facebook grief support groups.

 

30 Actors Who Died Before Their Last Movie Was Released

When Carrie Fisher died in December 2016, her career wasn't done yet -- we had to wait a whole year to see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Fisher is in good company with some of the greatest gone-too-soon stars in Hollywood history.