The Meanings of Flowers

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Blooms of every shape and colour are gorgeous, but did you know that each has its own unique significance? Read on to discover 45 flower meanings, from roses (passionate love) to gardenias (purity).   1. Alstroemeria Alstroemeria is a beautiful flower that represents fortune, devotion, and friendship. Alstroemeria comes in a wide variety of shades, […]

Lifting the Myth that is Cremation

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Many people still believe in a range of urban myths regarding cremation, ashes and the process. Although we speak a little more openly about this now, more so than in previous times, it’s important to discuss the truth regarding cremations. Cremation is cheaper than burial. If you compare average costs, this statement is true. The […]

Personalising a Coffin: Adding a Touch of Individuality

Interesting Coffins and Personalised Coffins

Personalising a Coffin: Adding a Touch of Individuality At Academy Funerals, we believe that funerals should reflect the unique personality of the departed. We are honoured to assist families in creating a funeral service that becomes a truly special and memorable occasion. Craft Your Own Coffin If you possess handy skills and tools, constructing a […]

How to Choose a Funeral Director

Choosing a funeral director is undoubtedly a daunting task. It is daunting for a range of reasons. Firstly, if there is a need for a funeral director then those seeking have had a personal loss, often emotinally upsetting. Secondly, the funeral industry, what happens in it, and the things that a funeral director does is […]

The Power of Choice in Arranging a Funeral

Planning a funeral can be an important part of the grieving process. It’s a time to reflect on the life of the person who has passed away and to say goodbye meaningfully and respectfully. By empowering families to make choices about the funeral service, they can find comfort in knowing that they’ve done everything possible to create a service that reflects the life of their loved one. It can also help families find closure and peace during difficult times.

Celebrating Life: Why Funerals Don’t Have to be Sad

One of the best ways to celebrate someone’s life is by sharing stories and memories. Invite friends and family members to share their favorite memories or stories about your loved one. These can be funny, heartwarming, or inspiring, and they’ll help to create a sense of connection and community.

Who to Notify After Death

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Knowing who to notify when someone dies is important, since you may need to inform certain government agencies or organisations in order to obtain certain benefits or service

Things to Consider for Burial

One of the major decisions a family must make when a death occurs is whether to opt for burial services or cremation. This decision may depend on a number of things: Family tradition – Whether or not the family has a tradition of earth burial Religion or beliefs The family simply doesn’t like the idea […]

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