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Finding The Right Words

Finding the right words to express a Condolence Message or write on a Sympathy Card isn’t easy.  I am often asked for some tips so I have gathered some examples together which I hope you can use as a guide and tailor them to your needs. Hopefully they help spark some inspiration! Don’t forget sending a card or calling will always be appreciated at the time of a loved one’s …

How Much Does A Funeral Cost?

That question is the one that I am asked the most when I am out socially. It is an extremely difficult question to answer, as every funeral should be different so that it reflects the life lived, and therefore the costs should reflect this. The choices made with respect to the style of service, coffin, flowers, press notices, catering and celebratory aspects can all impact on price. When pushed, I …

A Traditional Funeral or a Direct Cremation?

Some of you would be asking yourself, what is a Direct Cremation? Direct cremation is a disposition option in which the body is cremated in the days immediately following the death, without a funeral service beforehand. Direct cremation is the most economic option for disposition. Basic Features Of Direct Cremation Because direct cremation does not include a formal funeral the process is very straight forward. Below are a few points regarding Direct …

Poems Provide Comfort

Often poems and verses can provide comfort to those who are grieving at a funeral. There is a vast collection of beautiful pieces of poetry, readings and verses that are available and the choice can be a very personal one as you try to enhance a funeral or memorial service with your selection. Sometimes it is difficult to muster the courage to get up and deliver a tribute/eulogy and express …

Memories Tables

Memories Tables are a great way to set up an atmosphere at a funeral with no additional costs involved. Having a table that contains a number of the deceased’s personal items is also a great conversation starter and ice breaker. Most venues for funerals are not personalised spaces which often contain generic furniture and prints on the walls. By taking the time to set up a Memories Table it will …