Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

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Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

As the manager of a home for physically and intellectually challenged children, I have a variety of jobs. One special job is organising a funeral when one of our angels passes on. My goal is to make the occasion joyous and comforting for the families of the children. Our carers also develop strong bonds with these children, and the service is a release of emotion for them as well. Over the years, I have worked with many excellent funeral directors and developed a range of options that make each service unique and memorable. In recent times, friends have started to ask me for advice when they find themselves in the difficult situation of organising a funeral. I have created this blog as I realise that textbooks and school lessons really don't prepare you for this important task. I wish you well.

Eco-Friendly Options for Cemetery Monuments and Headstones

There are those who would want to leave this world with the same ideology that guided their time in it. This could be in reference to their religious beliefs but can also be the case when someone is an environmentalist. If someone wants to have an eco-friendly burial, there are some obvious ways to achieve this, such as being buried in a casket made of bamboo or reinforced cardboard—essentially something that will quickly biodegrade. Read More 

Tips for Hiring a Funeral Director

A funeral director is an individual that helps a bereaved family plan the funeral of their loved one. If you want to hire a funeral director, here are a few considerations you should make.  Reputation and Experience As you want the best possible funeral service, you have to ensure that the funeral director can meet your expectations. Look for a funeral director who has positive reviews from previous clients. The director should be experienced on the job. Read More 

Contacting a Funeral Home Is Hard — Here’s How to Make It a Little Easier

Funeral directors are there to take a lot of the work out of arranging a service for someone who has passed away, which is incredibly important to grieving family members. The sheer number of tasks involved in sorting out a funeral makes it just too much for most people in a state of mourning, but there is one thing that you should do as soon as possible: get in contact with a funeral home. Read More 

A Guide to Cemetery Restoration on a Budget

There are many reasons that a cemetery may fall into ruin. Elderly relatives struggling to care for loved one's graves and families moving away from the area are but a few. If these are matched by a lack of funds to pay for maintenance, it can take no more than a few seasons before the area is overgrown and has fallen into disarray. If this has happened to your local cemetery, and you're wondering what you can do to address the problem, read on. Read More 

7 Things You Need to Know If a Loved One Dies Away From Home

If a loved one dies far from home, it may be necessary to arrange transit. Whether your loved one is overseas or somewhere else in the country, it is possible to bring their body back home for burial. Here's what you need to know. 1. Refrigerated Trucks Can Move Bodies Transit services can move bodies across the country using refrigerated trucks. The refrigeration helps to delay the decomposition process, so it is often possible to do this without embalming the body. Read More