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Why The Right Music Sets The Tone At A Funeral

This month saw the veteran singer Sir Tom Jones turning 82 and, according to the Daily Express, giving an interview in which he revealed the song he would most like to be played at his funeral. His choice – “Great Balls of Fire”, was stated in an interview with NME. Suffice to say, the Express […]

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Choosing Flowers For A Funeral

When organising a funeral, there are so many things to consider – from what hymns to sing to who should give the eulogies, and what casket to choose to where the wake should be held. It can be extremely overwhelming to make these decisions when going through the early stages of grief, which is why […]

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Is Your Funeral Plan Approved By FCA?

People who have been incredibly organised and already paid for their funeral plans are waiting to find out whether their provider has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), ahead of regulation changes later this year. From July 29th, it will become a criminal offence if a funeral provider that has not submitted an […]

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How To Write A Memorable Eulogy

A eulogy is a commemorative speech read out during a funeral service, usually by a family member or someone close to the person who has died. Writing a eulogy for a loved one is an honour, but it can be a challenge to convey the right tone and say everything you want to.  Here are […]

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Green Funerals: Eco-Friendly Burials

With the climate crisis one of the main talking points of the 21st century – and for good reason – all industries and sectors are now looking at how operations can be made more sustainable.  And the funeral sector is no exception. According to ShoutOutUK, both burials and cremations have a significant impact on the […]

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How Funerals Have Changed in Recent Years

Films and TV dramas featuring storylines about bereavement tend to paint a very traditional picture of funerals but funerals have changed in recent years. When EastEnders’ legendary pub landlady Peggy Mitchell was laid to rest in 2016, for example, her coffin was carried on a horse-drawn carriage during a sombre funeral procession. The service was […]

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An Introduction to UK Woodland Burials

There can be few more peaceful, unspoilt places than woods and forests. UK woodland burial sites provide truly special final resting places for loved ones, while visiting them can bring great comfort to the bereaved. As their leaves grow, create vibrant canopies then fall, trees reflect the passage of time. Their changing appearance is a […]

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What Are Memorial Cards?

Memorial Cards are a small deeply personal keepsake of a loved one that you can keep by you always. The most popular Memorial Card sizes are: Single Panel A7: 74mm wide x 105mm tall Four Panel A7: with each page or panel measuring 74mm wide x 105mm tall. What makes them so personal is that […]

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Tips for making Funeral Announcement Cards

Funeral announcement cards are the perfect way to inform family and friends of the passing and funeral arrangements for your loved one. Whether you’re organising a traditional funeral or a celebration of life, it’s important to share the arrangements and any other information you would like your guests to know.     Funeral announcements cards […]

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Your complete checklist when planning a funeral order of service

Planning a funeral in the wake of losing a loved one can leave you feeling lost and exhausted.  It can be a tough time and compiling funeral orders of service, funeral announcement cards and memorial cards whilst managing other tasks, all while being in mourning, can be an exhausting experience.  So, to help you create a thoughtful and properly commemorative order […]

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