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.

4 Considerations When Planning a Funeral for Someone From a Different Culture

Whether you need to arrange a funeral for a spouse who grew up in a different country or for a friend who had a cultural background different from yours, it can be hard to know what steps to take. In most cases, you will have talked this through with your loved one before they departed, but you may find yourself planning a funeral without any clear idea of their wishes.  Read More 

4 Reasons to Consider a Cardboard Coffin For Your Loved One

Cardboard might not seem like the most appropriate choice when it comes to coffins. After all, most people are used to seeing coffins made from solid timber. In contrast, cardboard is often associated with practicality. However, cardboard coffins offer several compelling advantages that can make them the ideal way to honour a deceased loved one. Here are just four reasons why you should consider a cardboard coffin.  1. Durable You might not think of cardboard as a particularly durable material, and this may hold you back from considering a cardboard coffin. Read More 

Why Pay For Your Funeral In Advance?

There are plenty of good reasons to pay for your own funeral before you pass on. Lots of Australians take out a pre-paid funeral plan nowadays and there is nothing to stop you from doing the same, either. If you are wondering about the benefits of pre-paid funeral arrangements and why planning in advance might be for you, then read on. Have Your Service Your Way When you take out a pre-paid funeral plan, you will not just be settling your funeral bill in advance but also stipulating what sort of service you want. Read More 

How To Choose A Funeral Home

Are you looking for a funeral home? It could be you are pre-planning your funeral or need somewhere to store your loved one's remains awaiting burial. Below is a piece to help you choose a funeral home.  Funeral Director    The funeral director is a critical aspect of the funeral planning process. Typically, the professional handles the ins and outs of funeral planning to ensure family members have adequate time to mourn their loved ones. Read More 

How To Choose A Funeral Planning Service

There is a myriad of activities that must be conducted as you plan and execute a funeral. In most cases, these activities can overburden you, given that you are grieving a deceased loved one. Funeral planning solutions are service providers that help individuals and families as they plan for funerals. This article proposes some questions to ask a funeral planning service before engaging the service provider. Hopefully, it will help you choose a suitable service. Read More