November, 2013

Not All Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Are The Same

From an article on an American television channel, it’s easy to see why a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan purchaser must be presented with an itemised list of what is included within the chosen plan. This ensures that everyone involved knows and understands what they have selected and exactly what they should expect on the day of the funeral. This is the reason why you should only deal with a reputable business that understands that customer service is paramount, especially during an event that is life changing, like a funeral for a loved one, family member or close friend. Here’s the link to show it can all go wrong when you buy a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan, but at least it does appear to have a relatively happy ending, at least from the financial point of view. The key to a successful Pre-Paid Funeral Plan search is to use a business that has thousands of happy customers, years of experience and has sufficient money in its trust funds to cover all future funeral plan expectations, therefore removing the need to try and bend corners or break contracts. When you need help in searching for the right plan for you, a close friend or family relation, we are sure to be able to help you through the entire process, with your complete satisfaction.   Related articles How to Design Your...

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Bigger Graves and Coffins Required

Rochford Council, in Essex, are going through the stages of updating their regulations so that bigger graves can be dug, where appropriate. This is because of the fact that as people gradually get larger, bigger coffins and larger grave spaces are being required. The new graves will be dug 10’ long by 4’ wide, which is about 10% bigger. Where people require an even larger grave space, they will be allowed to purchase two adjoining graves to provide them with sufficient land and a grave big enough for any coffins. Most people understand that the adult population has been increasing in size for some time with many people now registering as obese on the weight scale. According to Rochford’s figures, 25.4% of their population are obese and this figure is only a little higher than the national average. The additional grave space ensures that there isn’t a collapse when coffins have been lowered into the ground where two grave places are too close to each other. Coffins have been available in much larger sizes for some time and if this matter concerns you, you should discuss it in detail with the funeral director selected as part of your prepaid funeral plan.  Related articles Super-size graves: Council starts digging larger graves to accommodate bigger...

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The Ever Popular Memory Bear

Apparently, we all love teddy bears. Elvis did and many adults have their favourite collections from when they were small children. From a very young age, everyone loves a teddy bear. This interaction carries on throughout life, whether people admit it or not. Families can now purchase a memory bear which includes a zipped compartment to hold an ashes container or, alternatively, some most favourite and much loved reminders. The bear will begin a new life-cycle as it sits in a favourite position and is a lifelong reminder of the deceased. You can use your last will and testament to tell people who your are leaving your teddy bear collection to after your death. For many, mention the memory bear as part of your pre-paid funeral planning and your memories will live on forever. Related articles They asked for nothing and gave a lot back: celebrating the battle-scarred but much-loved childhood teddy Toy story: One in five adults still shares their bed with a TEDDY BEAR, survey...

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How to Design Your Funeral

For many people, a funeral is an opportunity to arrange a fitting tribute to the person that has recently died. It has become more popular in recent years to design a service sheet for the occasion which everyone can take away as an appropriate souvenir Designing your service sheet You can design and personalise your service sheet after considering the nature and beliefs of the deceased. If they held a lifelong love of The Beatles, there’s no reason why you can’t include a Beatles song during the service and perhaps use a (legally purchased) background image of the Beatles on the cover of your service sheet, for example. Using memorial pictures Memorial pictures are often used at a funeral service as a point of contact from the past and to the future. These Memorial pictures can then be moved to a specific location, perhaps, where the ashes are to be held, before being scattered. Some modern designs hold a secret panel within the framework, for the ashes, which is particularly useful for people who have decided not to scatter some or all of the ashes, but have decided to frame the picture on a wall. Designing the ashes casket Ashes caskets can be designed with the same layout and printing as the service sheet and in some cases, the coffin itself. These personalised designs can include the person’s name, the date, a particular favourite picture and a special message. It’s up to you how you design your funeral, but perhaps the first stage is to prepare in advance and purchase a pre-paid funeral plan....

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