What to Wear to a “No Black Attire Allowed” Funeral
When you’re attending a funeral, it’s important to stay respectful in both your appearance and behaviour. Wearing something appropriate is a key element of that and given the sombre nature of funerals, black is the general rule of thumb.
However, there are some funerals where black is specifically prohibited – at the request of the deceased or their loved ones.(more…)
What to Say at a Funeral: 8 Helpful Suggestions
Knowing what to say at a funeral can be tough. Whether you are attending because you knew the deceased personally or just supporting someone close, it’s important to express your condolences. Remember, the main thing is to speak with kindness and compassion.(more…)
What Should I Wear to a Funeral?
Losing a loved one is always a difficult process. When dealing with grief, simple tasks like getting ready in the morning can seem daunting. This is especially true on the morning of the funeral when emotions are running particularly high.(more…)
What to do With Your Loved One’s Ashes
After cremation, you need to decide what to do with your loved one’s ashes. You might like to consider a decorative urn or perhaps something to keep close to you and look at or wear every day. If your loved one had a hobby or passion, a favourite spot to sit or a special place that you shared together – then there are options to scatter their ashes to remember them. It is a big decision but one that should bring you peace and happy memories once complete, so take time to consider what suits you and your family. This short article outlines some traditional and modern options for your loved one’s ashes.(more…)
Choosing a Coffin
Choosing a coffin for someone close to you can bring great comfort to you and helps with the grieving process. This short article outlines the practical considerations for choosing a casket or coffin and gives an overview of the choices available to you.(more…)
Considering a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan? What you need to know.
Knowing that your funeral costs are covered, and that your relatives will not have unexpected bills when you die, can provide great peace of mind to both you and your family. It means that you can decide in advance what type of ceremony you would like, relieving your family of the worry of planning your funeral. Your close family do not have to guess what you would have wanted, or make decisions at an emotional, stressful time for them.(more…)
Offsetting our Carbon Footprint
However much we try to reduce our carbon footprint, some emissions are inevitable and difficult to avoid. That’s why, as a company, we have taken positive action to offset our carbon footprint by supporting climate projects around the world that prevent greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere.(more…)
What to Do When Someone Dies
It is perfectly understandable to be unsure of the next steps to take when someone has died. It is a stressful and upsetting time when a family member has passed away and this guide offers support and gives you information on what you need to do next.(more…)
How to Compose a Eulogy
It is a great honour to be invited to write and deliver a eulogy to celebrate and honour the life of someone who has died but having said that it’s perfectly natural to feel a little daunted and apprehensive at the prospect. In this short guide we take a look at how to write and structure a eulogy that will provide a fitting tribute to the life of someone special.(more…)
The Etiquette of Funeral Flowers
Funeral flowers are a traditional way to pay tribute to a loved one at a funeral. They can often convey the right sentiment when words are so hard to find.(more…)