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The Top 10 Funeral Trends for 2021

Every funeral should be a reflection of a unique life. Therefore, no two funerals are alike. Though traditional services, rich with cultural and religious customs, are still very much preferred by some, there’s a trend toward less strict, more relaxed celebrations and memorials that incorporate options that weren’t available in the past. Like everything else, funerals, memorials and celebrations of life change with the times. What’s more, the COVID-19 pandemic …

100 Celebration of Life Quotes

Saying goodbye is often difficult, and it can be hard to find the words to express how you feel about a loved one who has passed. When you don’t have adequate words of your own to celebrate a life, quotes can be a personalised and uplifting choice. Quotes chosen for a celebration of life are often different than those chosen for traditional funerals. Celebrations of life focus on finding meaning …

50 Celebration of Life Ideas for Dad

At a celebration of life, friends and family gather to honour and remember a loved one’s special life. A person’s hobbies, skills, passions, occupation and charming personality traits can inform a unique tribute to a special life. Not sure where to start? Gardenia Funerals planners are experienced at helping families create personalised memorials that deeply reflect the people they honour. Contact us. Was Dad a person who never missed baseball’s …

50 Celebration of Life Ideas for Mum

Mums wear many hats. They may be caretakers or breadwinners, dream weavers or cheerleaders. They are often tireless supporters and miracle workers. And though you might remember yours for her big accomplishments, it’s more likely you’ll hold onto the little details: her recipe for Bolognese sauce, her devotion to volunteer work at the hospital or the way she always paired her lipstick with her dress. A celebration of life brings family …

How to Plan a Celebration of Life

Losing a loved one is a difficult emotional experience, but a funeral doesn’t have to be somber memorial. Plenty of people would rather be remembered with a party, and a celebration of life is an upbeat alternative to a traditional funeral. It brings friends and family together for sharing and caring with favourite food, flowers, music, decor and more. Whatever your loved one’s interests or personality, a well-planned celebration of life …