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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08 01, 2018

Funeral Announcement Cards

Do I need them and how will they help me organise the funeral? The time between a loved on passing away and the funeral service in the UK is typically around seven to fourteen days. So, trying to find time to organise countless different tasks whilst suffering the shock of an emotional loss can be extremely draining. The Funeral Director will have to be contac.....

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12 07, 2017

Order of service funeral how much do they cost

How much do Order of Service Funeral cost? 10 important factors to consider In this blog post I would like to take an objective look at the major influences on the cost of Order of Service Funeral. So often, there is just one question uppermost in customers’ minds: How much do they cost? However, there are a number of.....

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31 10, 2017

How to create a funeral order of service

Your guide to Creating a Stunning Funeral Order of Service For anyone who has been involved with arranging a Funeral Service you’ll know there are many tasks which require your attention. One such undertaking will be creating a beautiful, memorable and uplifting Order of Service Funeral in memory of a loved. In the normal course of event.....

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16 10, 2017

Embalming

Embalming: the process of preserving the human body following death. Today, embalming is practiced for a number of reasons which would include preserving the deceased for public display prior to the funeral or … for scientific use if someone has donated their body to science. But its origins are far older. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were th.....

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29 09, 2017

Pall Bearers

The term Pall may have come in to use as early as the 15th Century when it was used to describe the robe or material covering the coffin. The Pall bearers were the individuals chosen to carry the cloth. Typically, but not exclusively, a Pall was a white cloth carried behind the coffin by a team of bearers whilst those carrying the casket walked in front. The Pall would then be pl.....

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15 09, 2017

The (sometimes unusual) early history of coffins

Coffin – meaning … From Greek kophinos "a basket," and the Latin cophinuscame cofin or little basket in old French and ultimately Coffin in middle English. Since ancient times it was the custom to wrap the deceased in some sort of shroud before burial or cremation. However, it is possible that the earliest form an e.....

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31 08, 2017

Rest in Fleece …

September is an interesting month for coffin manufactures and all of us with cash in our pockets too. But why?September is an interesting month for coffin manufactures and all of us with cash in our pockets too. But why? Well, in September last year, the Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers Association (www.ffma.co.uk/) launched a coffin and caske.....

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16 08, 2017

Memorial Wind Chimes & Paperweights

More unusual ways of preserving the memory of a loved one. Last month I reposted an article from 2014 taking another look at Memorial Diamonds. Rather excitingly, during my research I discovered that the firm making them also supply Memorial Glassware in the form of Wind Chimes and Paperweights. Using only an egg cup full of ashes the glass craftsmen hand craf.....

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27 07, 2017

Immortalise a Loved One in a Memorial Diamond

Most us are familiar with the saying “Diamonds are Forever” how many of us knew that it is now possible to transform ashes or hair of a loved one in to a beautiful memorial diamond? I certainly didn’t and decided that it would be interesting to delve a little deeper in to this intriguing topic. So, just what are Memorial Diamonds? Memorial Di.....

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