Tag: Memorials

What's a Wake? All your questions answered

While arranging a funeral, you may want to consider hosting an informal gathering with family and friends of the deceased after the burial or cremation service has taken place. This […]

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The Coffin Confessor: Unveiling your secrets from beyond the grave

Have you got a secret or departing words you want to share with family or friends, but don’t have the courage to disclose while you are alive? For some, conversations […]

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Digital Legacies: How to prepare your digital footprint for when you die

The growth of technology and versatile online platforms have given us the opportunity to have our personal assets converted into numerous digital formats. But have you ever thought about what […]

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Sustainable Funerals: What the options are and what you can expect

Sustainable funerals are on the rise, with Australians becoming increasingly conscious of the impact a traditional burial or cremation has on the environment. Tradition says that when we die, we […]

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Checklist for planning a funeral

When arranging a funeral, there are numerous things to consider from emotional, logistical and legal perspectives. Unfortunately, many of these decisions will often need to be made quickly. This can […]

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Tips for Managing Mother’s Day Grief

After starting out in 1907 as a small West Virginian church service organised by Anna Jarvis to honour the life of her dead mother Anne Reeves, Mother’s Day is now […]

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Supporting Australia’s service personnel and their families on ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance, and an important occasion when we mark the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in WWI. For our […]

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Before You Go: Ep. 4 - Leaving A Digital Legacy

In the age of social media, art therapist and photographer Kate Branch discuss why leaving a digital legacy is important. Together with Dale the two explore what a digital legacy […]

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Memorialising your loved ones' life journey through photography

I studied Art Therapy at the University of New South Wales, and for my Masters I was honoured to work with adults in palliative care. Originally, I was assigned to […]

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Disenfranchised grief: Grieving the life we had before the pandemic

The pandemic has taken both a physical toll in terms of our health and social distancing measures and a huge emotional toll on the community. In fact, it has vastly […]

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Funeral traditions of different religions

To help you understand different types of religious requirements, following are some brief descriptions of the most common funeral rites and customs. Religious requirements Many funeral services are religious in […]

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Before You Go: Ep. 2 - Can you incorporate humour into the grieving process?

Grief and Humour, do the two really mix? Coping with losing a loved one or someone significant in your life can be one of the most emotionally challenging and vulnerable […]

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Funeral Traditions From Around the World

When looking at the topic of death and rituals through a global lens, cultures and traditions around the world can differ from the popular westernised funeral traditions you see on […]

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Five ways to commemorate your dad on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching, many are busy buying the dads in their lives the perfect Father’s Day gift, or planning the celebratory BBQs they’ll throw in their honour. But for […]

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Embracing Your Loved One’s Memory Through Flowers

While a florist’s main responsibility is to provide floral arrangements for their clients, there is more to it when it comes to flowers for a funeral as the arrangement needs […]

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Why do Funerals Matter?

Funerals are rituals observed across many countries and cultures. They are a public, traditional and symbolic means of expressing our thoughts and feelings about the death of someone important to us. Funerals help us […]

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Missing your mum on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to honour and celebrate your mother, but it can also be a hard day if your mum has passed away. It’s a reminder of the loss you feel and carry with you every day.

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