24 04, 2018

Would You Opt For An Eco-Friendly Funeral?

There’s growing awareness around the world of the impact that people are having on the planet – and we’re now increasingly starting to choose better more environmentally friendly options every day. And now it seems that this idea is being continued even after death in many cases, with eco-friendly options for funerals readily available if so desired. According t.....

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11 04, 2018

Child Burial Fees In England Scrapped

A Labour MP who has campaigned for child burial fees in England to be waived has won her battle, with prime minister Theresa May recently announcing the establishment of the Children’s Funeral Fund to help cover expenses. Under the new rules, the burial or cremation charges for anyone under the age of 18 who dies in England will be paid for by the government. It’s est.....

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09 04, 2018

Genealogy: Understanding An Individual's Family Lineage To Illuminate Their Life Journey

When it comes to writing an obituary, testimony or order of service funeral card for a loved one who has sadly passed away, understanding their family history is an interesting way to illuminate who they are, where they have come from, their life-journey and virtues. Genealogy is a well-known and practised hobby, made popular in Britain in recent years by the television series &q.....

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26 03, 2018

Would You Consider Streaming A Funeral Online?

In today’s world, where families can be spread far and wide, the internet can be a powerful tool to help people stay in touch, and now one church is using it to help relatives to attend funerals if they’re unable to travel. The Scottish Sun.....

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27 03, 2018

Museum Of Funeral History Opens In London

Although many of us shy away from having conversations about death and funerals, when you look at the history of how humans have dealt with these things in centuries gone past it can be really fascinating. We should also talk to our loved ones more about what we want to happen at our funeral, because this can help with everything from organising the funeral itself, to choosing th.....

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24 03, 2018

Explaining The Role Of A Funeral Director

Arranging a funeral for a loved one can be a challenge at the best of times, but if you’ve never had to deal with this kind of thing before it can be confusing to know what services to make use of - and where to find them. Many people will use a funeral director to help organise their service, but do you know just what this role entails - and why it could be so helpful?.....

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22 03, 2018

Environmentally Friendly Funerals 'Becoming More Popular'

The environment is important to many of us, which is why green funerals are becoming more popular - and may be something to consider when choosing a theme or motif for your loved one's send-off. If the environment, or a love of nature and preserving it were important to the deceased, this is something they may like in their funeral order of service .....

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19 03, 2018

Brits ‘Feeling Pressured’ To Return To Work After A Bereavement

Companies should ensure that their members of staff feel properly supported in the workplace after they’ve suffered a bereavement – yet it seems that many people are left feeling isolated and pressured to get back to the office after a loved one has died. New research .....

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What Are Memorial Cards?

When you start organising a funeral there can be more to think about than you may first imagine, one of which is what funeral stationery you need to order. Among the options are memorial cards. If you’ve never had to arrange a funeral before, you may not be entirely familiar with the concept. These are essentially small keepsakes given to mourners to take away wit.....

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15 02, 2018

Over-50s Funeral Plans May Not Be The Best Option

The costs of funerals are on the rise so it’s no surprise that there are so many people out there signing up to funeral plans to help cover the costs and ensure their families aren’t left with big bills to sort out at an incredibly emotional time. But .....

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