Planning Your Own Funeral

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Planning Your Own Funeral

Hello, my name is David and this is my funeral planning blog. Funerals can be morbid affairs and your own funeral is probably something you don't want to think about. However, last year, my grandmother passed away. As my family dealt with her affairs, we discovered that she hadn't made any plans for her funeral. This made it difficult to know what she would have wanted and some of my family had an argument about the best way to proceed. I worked closely with the funeral home and discovered a lot about how best to plan a funeral and the importance of planning your own. My grandma was laid to rest in a beautiful ceremony. I hope you find this blog useful.


Should You Opt For A Headstone, Monument Or Marker?

28 June 2022
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Making funeral arrangements for a loved one can be emotionally difficult and leave you feeling exhausted and confused by all the decisions you have to make. Choosing a memorial for your loved one's graveside doesn't have to be done right away. You can wait a few months if you would like, and this can give you one less thing to do before the funeral and the time to really think about how you would like to memorialise your loved one. Read More …

Four Etiquette Facts To Remember Before Attending Asian Funerals

3 February 2022
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Australia is a country made up of many different cultures. For example, approximately 12% of Australia's current population is Asian-born people. It is important to remember that each culture has its own set of behaviour expectations at gatherings such as funerals. So, the next time you attend an Asian funeral, remember these four etiquette facts to avoid offending the feelings of other mourners. Clothing Colour Choice Traditionally black clothing is worn to a funeral as a sign of sombre mourning, but in modern times any coloured clothing is considered acceptable. Read More …

The Benefits of Choosing Cremation

28 October 2021
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A funeral can be a difficult time for loved ones, but knowing what to do about the body can be even more challenging. Cremation has long been a popular choice for people who don't wish to opt for a traditional burial, and it's becoming an increasingly popular option among Australians. Read on to find out more about the benefits of choosing cremation rather than a burial.  1. You can scatter the ashes Read More …

Should a Loved One Be Laid to Rest With a Coffin Keepsake?

22 July 2021
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Have you thought about whether you want a coffin keepsake? This is a very broad term, but is essentially any personal item that you want to have sealed inside the coffin with you. A Welsh newspaper surveyed a few funeral homes to discover the curious items that people have requested as keepsakes. These range from the logical (a wedding dress) to the odd (a Chinese takeaway). When arranging a loved one's funeral, should you consider adding a coffin keepsake? Read More …

3 Common Single Monument Designs

23 April 2021
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Love binds all things, and although it cannot stop death, it allows special memories to linger on long after a spouse is gone. Therefore, when looking for a monument to express memories on a loved one's grave, choice matters greatly. Single monuments are an excellent option for someone who has lost their partner. Here are some single monument designs that you can select for your deceased partner's resting place. Portrait Monument Read More …