Tag: Personalising

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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How You Can Communicate Through Colour At Funerals

Colour is very personal, and while we all know that black is traditionally the dominant colour at funerals, there are today more options for use of colour than many people […]

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Selecting a venue for a funeral: what to consider

Arranging a funeral can be a daunting experience, and it’s not something we tend to do on a regular basis. One of the key decisions to make is where the […]

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The Benefits of Singing and Musical Instrument at Funerals

Many things to many people. We know that music is now used as therapy. And it’s no accident that music can speak to all present at a funeral, regardless of […]

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What To Wear To A Funeral

Knowing what to wear to a funeral can be tricky. Whether it is for a casual or formal service, finding the appropriate attire can be challenging. Beyond thinking about the temperature, people need to also consider the […]

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Selecting Funeral Music

What To Consider When Selecting Funeral Music For many, music is an essential and powerful element of a funeral service. It is a language of emotion and can often represent […]

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Pre-planned and pre-paid funerals: A Real World Story

While living well is an ideal we’re all familiar with, dying well can seem like a strange concept to many. We often let our superstitions and fears about dying, and […]

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A Guide to Writing a Eulogy

Remembering the deceased with heartfelt words A eulogy is a speech or presentation given at a funeral or memorial service. It celebrates and pays tribute to the life of the deceased, and […]

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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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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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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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What are Pre-Planned and Pre-Paid funerals? 

Knowing your options to make empowered choices.   The thought of planning your funeral can be sad for some, but the key thing to remember is that it doesn’t have to be. Doing […]

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Personalising Funeral Flowers

Fragrant florals: What do different funeral flowers mean? Unsure about what flowers to send to a funeral? If so, you’re not alone.  There are so many choices, particularly due to […]

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