Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

  • 4 Things to Let Your Funeral Director Know Straight Away

    When somebody dies and you find yourself in charge of planning their funeral, there's a lot to do and remember. Thankfully, that's why funeral directors exist: they'll make sure you don't forget anything important and oversee the running of the funeral so it all goes smoothly. You'll need to give the director some information so they can understand the type of funeral you're planning. It's difficult to get all of this across in the first day or so of grieving, so prioritise and determine what's most important.

  • Alternatives to Flowers for Remembering Someone Who Has Passed Away

    Flowers have long been the traditional way to show your remembrance of someone who has passed away and send condolences to their family, and buying a floral display for the funeral is still a respectable way to do so in many cultures. While flowers are usually a welcome gift, there are some situations where you might want an alternative. Perhaps the deceased person made it known while they were alive that they didn't want people to send flowers, or their family may have decided they would prefer not to have them.

  • What To Do For A Memorable Funeral Service

    If you have lost a loved one, giving them a memorable send-off is the least you can do. You can turn the sombre mood into a celebration of the deceased's life, such that you appreciate what they have achieved over the years. You can customise the deceased's funeral by finding out the services that the funeral director or funeral home can offer you. Here are some of the modern trends that can help you hold a memorable funeral for your loved one:

  • Three Most Unusual Ways Celebritie's Loved Ones Disposed of Their Funeral Ashes

    Some people just want to go beyond a regular casket and funeral with a cremation, either following the wishes of the deceased, or their own. Regular people's unusual ash scattering preferences might go under the radar, but if someone's famous, even the most dull decisions turn into a dramatic affair...and when they're not dull, well, they're nothing short of inventive. Here are three ways ashes were scattered (or not) that might leave you thinking:

  • Working With a Funeral Director? 3 Terms to Better Understand for Better Communication

    Whether pre-planning your own funeral or planning final arrangements for someone else, you want to ensure you choose the right funeral director and funeral home. The director will be in charge of ensuring that the funeral is carried out properly and that the loved ones who are gathered have an experience that is as stress-free as possible. Since planning a funeral is often difficult, you'll want a funeral director that you can work with easily and will want to understand everything involved.

  • About Me

    Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

    Losing a child is the hardest thing anyone could ever go through – I know because it happened to me. Through the grief, I had to find new ways to breathe, to function and to live. Of course, I also had to plan a funeral and memorial service for my child. If you have lost a child or a baby or had a stillborn, you have probably shared many of these feelings. If this has just happened to you, you may be wondering what to do next. First, I extend my sympathy, and secondly, I offer you this blog to help you grieve and help you understand the basics of funeral planning. Take care.