As the trend to really personalise funerals increases we are seeing some really wonderful ideas emerge to help celebrate the life of a love one. There is no better way to celebrant ones life than by going to great lengths to keep their memory alive long after the funeral.  One increasingly popular way of achieving this is favours - what was once confined to the wedding world has now become a very...

Traditional hymns and religious songs such as On Eagles Wings, Pie Jesu and Amazing Grace are starting to take a back seat in the modern day funeral. Beautiful as they are, a majority of the time they simply do not reflect the life or personality of the deceased.  With the modern funerals becoming very much about personal choice, being reflected in the dress, coffin, flowers, hearses and  memorial...

Recently we were researching traditional funeral rites in other cultures when we stumbled across an article by an American Funeral organisation on the traditional Irish Funeral. It went into great detail to talk about the process involved in our traditional three-day wake. From opening windows in the house to allow the spirit escape, stopping all clocks and tying the two toes together to stop the...

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