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L. Huffman Studios partners with Atneed.com as a national
online distributor for their Memory Pendants®
L. Huffman Studios, an artist owned and family
operated business located in the Pacific Northwest, proudly announce that Atneed.com, a Chicago, IL based funeral supply company, has agreed to become a
national distributor of the L. Huffman Studios trademarked brand of
which offers a timeless way to remember loved ones who have passed on with their
line of unique cremation jewelry and lock of hair keepsakes.
“This is an exciting time for us,” said Linda Huffman, artist/owner of L. Huffman Studios, “as Atneed.com will be adding Memory Pendants® to their new
merchandising platform that allows funeral directors to instantly create a
sophisticated, fully branded virtual display room and offer the families they
serve a multitude of choices in memorial items, merchandise and services.”
As Daniel Goldman, president of Atneed.com explains, “Good
merchandising is fundamental to good service. It is a customer satisfying
process, and in this industry, serving customers well is both more challenging
and more important than in any other industry I can think of. Our free on-line
format allows Funeral Directors to quickly and gracefully discover, and then
instantly meet the unique needs of each individual family.”
The use of computers and the internet are becoming more and more
apparent and is allowing the funeral industry to embrace new technology and new
business techniques. Atneed.com delivers both. “We listen carefully to what
funeral directors need and what families want. We are constantly adding new
products to the catalog and developing new features onthe site in response to
Funeral Director feedback,” Goldman says. “We help Funeral Directors use
technology to enhance their business.”
Linda Huff man, the guiding force behind Memory Pendants® which
are handcrafted out of colorful dichroic glass, reflect a vibrant and lively
array of colors, and can be customized to securely hold memorial ashes, a
precious lock of hair, or both. Works of art in and of themselves, they are a discreet and
elegant way to memorialize relatives, friends and cherished pets. Since 2003,
over 2,000 pendants have been uniquely crafted with care.
It is Linda’s first-hand under- standing of the grieving process that makes her so sensitive and compassionate to her customer’s needs. With a keepsake of their loved one close at hand, the bereaved experiences a sense of comfort and peace through
the grieving process. As beautiful as they are meaningful, Memory Pendants® keepsakes
are all one-of-a-kind memorials that come in a variety of styles — many of which incorporate sterling silver.
Customers select the colors to be used in their piece and decide whether or not they would like the ash and/or hair keepsakes to be made visible or non-visible. In addition to
the lock of hair or ash keepsake, which is worn around the neck, non-wearable
keepsakes include a worry stone, hanging memorial and a memorial ornament with
an optional stand.
Atneed.com, Inc. was founded in 2009 and launched at the 2009 NFDA convention in Boston, MA.
The Chicago based company provides Funeral Directors with an easy way to offer
families all the options avail able in funeral merchandise and services. The free, web based service offers a wide
selection of memorial products specializing in cremation offerings and allows funeral directors to have an on-line store customized with their own logo, company information and images.
For more information about Atneed.com, contact Dan Goldman at (866) 449-4495, email
email@example.com or visit their web site at
L. Huffman Studios is a family-owned and operated business. Established in 1991,
the studio stands behind every Memory Pendant® created with a total commitment to quality and the highest possible level of customer service. Linda Huff man, the artist/owner of L. Huff man Studios and an internationally acclaimed artist, cartoonist, educator and fused glass artist in her own right, is one of the first few glass artists in the country to design and create fused
dichroic glass cremation pendants. Driven by a sincere desire to offer a quality and unique memorial, each piece is crafted with a high degree of sympathy and respect for the families that they serve.
For information on L. Huffman Studios or Memory Pendants,
contact Chuck Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org , call 425-252- 2742 or visit
their web site at http://www.memorypendants.com.