Hi, my name is Crystal, and I love tradition and ritual, but I also love novel things and creating something special just for one person. When my mum died a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to write her funeral service – not just my eulogy, but the whole service. I wanted to tie in traditional elements as well as Bible verses and poems that she loved, but I also wanted something that was just for her and her alone. I learned a lot through that experience. If you have lost a loved one, I extend you my sympathy. I know how that feels, and I want to help with the funeral service. This blog has ideas and tips for writing your own service as well as a range of other things. I hope it helps.
21 July 2022
Planning a funeral can be difficult, with lots of decisions to make. This article explains three things you should think about when planning a funeral, which will help the event to feel as personal to your loved one as possible. Decide Who Will Speak at the Funeral It's important to make the right decision on which friends and family members speak at the funeral. Think about how you want it to feel.
24 March 2022
An important step in planning burial arrangements is choosing a stone for the headstone. Unfortunately, many people think it is a straightforward decision and put it off until the last minute. Sadly, putting off such a vital component of the funeral arrangement process often proves counterproductive for the bereaved. Headstones are made from different stones, and various factors should guide your choice. This article highlights key factors determining the type of headstone to select for a loved one's grave.
29 November 2021
Headstones and memorials are usually installed following the graveside ceremony attended by family members and mourners. This article explores the process of installing a headstone. Read on to discover more! Digging the foundation When it is time to install the headstone, representatives from the monument company arrive at the cemetery with a backhoe. They will need to know where the grave is located before arriving. A member of the cemetery team should show them exactly where they would like the stone to be placed.
30 August 2021
Gone are the days when funeral homes only provided services to particular cultures or religions. Today, funerals homes are accommodating diverse cultures in their services, and for good reasons. Offering multicultural funeral services expands your client base and allows employees to appreciate diversity. However, being successful at organising multicultural funerals is only possible with the right strategy. Multicultural Chapel In the past, funeral homes had to organise a Christian family service in a church setting.
14 June 2021
Memorials and funeral services can have a significant impact on the finances of grieving families. It is mainly the case if the deceased did not have a funeral insurance plan in place. Cremation has proven to be a more affordable way to lay loved ones to rest, which might explain its increasing popularity in Australia. That said, some people choose cremation because of its affordability. While there is nothing wrong with the decision, it is better to learn and understand more about cremation.