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Planning the Funeral of a Child: 4 Things to Consider

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This article provides a few tips and considerations for planning a funeral for a child. Funerals are never easy, but they can be more difficult when the person who died is young. You're likely to have many questions and may not know where to begin when it comes to making funeral arrangements for your child. The following points may serve as a guide during this difficult time, and hopefully, you will find some comfort in the suggestions provided below.

23 June 2021

Can You Buy a Cemetery Monument Online?

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Brick-and-mortar sales (as in buying something in person from a retailer) are still more popular than e-commerce (buying something online). In Australia, brick-and-mortar retail accounts for around $200 billion of sales per year, with e-commerce sales at approximately $25.7 billion per year. There are few limits to what can be purchased online, and this includes things you might not necessarily associate with online shopping. Even though it's possible, should you purchase a cemetery monument online?

23 March 2021

Family Memorial Monument Options

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There are several reasons that you may want to choose a family memorial monument option over individual monuments or over small markers. One of the reasons may be to stay within budget. Another reason may be due to the limited amount of space you have at a family burial plot. If you are facing the issue of needing to find the right memorial for your family burial site or for a group of family members at a restored family site, then here are some options to consider.

30 December 2020

Ideas for Scattering a Loved One's Ashes

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When your loved one chooses cremation rather than a burial, you'll need to decide what to do with their ashes. Usually, this is an emotive decision that requires a lot of discussion with family members and friends. Here are some ideas for approaching the task. 1. Interring Ashes Rather than scattering the ashes, you may decide that you want to inter them instead. Some people inter ashes in an individual plot that they will visit in the same way they would visit a grave.

26 June 2020

The Benefits of Choosing Granite for a Headstone

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Choosing a headstone is one of the most important elements of planning a funeral. Although it's unlikely that you'll lay the headstone for a few months, the time to select one will soon arrive. There's a lot to consider when selecting a monument for your loved one's grave. One of the most important factors is the material of the headstone you're choosing. If you're yet to make a decision, here's why granite should be your first choice.

26 June 2020

What You Need To Take Into Account When Purchasing A Gravestone

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Gravestones are, by no means, a new way to commemorate the resting place of a deceased loved one. In fact, since the act of marking a grave is has been performed for centuries, it is unsurprising that the current age offers a myriad of gravestones that you can choose! But this vast range of options does not automatically mean you can choose what you are initially attracted to. From ledger gravestones to the obelisk variety, several considerations have to be had in mind to ensure that you are making the right selection in terms of function as well as to honour your loved one that has passed on.

3 January 2020

Is an Open Casket Service the Best Choice for Your Loved One's Funeral?

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Regret is a perfectly natural feeling when a loved one passes away. Regret that they're no longer with you, and perhaps regret that you didn't have a chance to say a final goodbye. It's this notion of a final goodbye, of seeing them one last time, that might make you wonder whether their funeral should be an open casket service. But is the best course of action for your loved one's service?

22 August 2019

What to Look for in Funeral Homes

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If you are grieving over losing a loved one, funeral planning is normally the last thing you want to think about. The reputable funeral homes make the burden easier and help you in handling funeral arrangement matters. They offer organising services, the obituary, flower arrangement, and legal services. There are a lot of funeral homes that you can consider, but it is important that you like them, and that they will not make this time hard for you.

29 March 2019

3 Considerations Before Deciding On A Tombstone Inscription For A Deceased Parent

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Saying goodbye to a loved one is always hard, especially your parents who have been a part of your life since the day you were born. If you're trying to come up with a fitting tombstone but don't know where to get started, let this guide help you choose the right words as you work through your grief:  Add Basic Details And Relationships  Your first task will be to add basic details like your parent's name, birth and death dates and relationships to loved ones.

1 November 2018

Funeral Planning: 3 Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have recently lost a loved one and need to plan their funeral, you may have a lot of questions about the traditions and conventions which exist around the ceremony. Below are the answers to some of the questions people often have when planning a funeral. Do the mourners have to wear black? While it is traditional at Australian funerals for the mourners to wear black, this is no longer enforced as strictly as it once was.

18 April 2018