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.
31 March 2023
Losing a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences you will face in life. The grief and sadness can be overwhelming, and the process of saying goodbye can be emotionally and mentally exhausting. In Asian cultures, funerals hold a special significance. It is no wonder why personalised Asian funerals have become increasingly popular in recent years as they offer unique ways to celebrate the deceased's life. Here is why you may want to consider personalised Asian funerals.
5 December 2022
If you've never had to plan a funeral before, the prospect of working with a funeral director can be daunting. After all, this is likely a very difficult time in your life, and you want to make sure that everything is handled perfectly. Below are some tips and advice. Tip #1: Be prepared One great thing you should do when working with a funeral director is to be prepared ahead of time.
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.