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.

Does Hiring a Funeral Director Ease Your Grieving Process? See Why It Does

Humans are aware of their mortality. However, this does not make it any easier to process the news of a loved one's demise. When it happens, you can get so engrossed in the mourning process that you are not fully present for the burial arrangements. Burial arrangements include identifying the body, deciding the body interment, finding out if the bereaved had a will with preferences, and filling out the needed legal documents. Read More 

Top Considerations When Choosing a Monument Headstone

Death is a painful reality that affects everyone directly or indirectly. In fact, it was — and still is — a taboo to speak about death in some cultures. However, times have changed today, and people can openly talk and discuss death. Therefore, it is not strange for a loved one to arrange for their funeral even before they breathe their last. One area that is a crucial part of funeral arrangements is the choice of a memorial headstone. Read More 

Essential Tips for First-Timers to Know About Cremation

After a loved one passes on, family and friends have to grapple with funeral arrangements, which include memorials and burial. One way of interring your loved one is through cremation. The procedure is cost-effective compared to other burial alternatives and might help a family to realise some savings. After death, a funeral home arranges to pick up the body of a deceased person. You can decide whether to have a funeral service in memory of the deceased. Read More 

Top Funeral Planning Trends That Your Loved Ones May Benefit From

For many years, there has been a very specific way through which deaths and funerals are handled. From burial processions to laying the coffin in the ground, it was almost unthinkable to significantly deviate from these traditions. But changes in customer preferences have compelled funeral homes to redesign burial services. More families are opting for cremation as opposed to traditional burials, and others are looking for eco-friendly alternatives to using concrete, steel and other potentially harmful materials (for the environment). Read More