How do I Find and Choose a Funeral Director?
When a loved one has passed away, it is hard to know where to begin when it comes to planning a funeral for them. You may be asking yourself “how do I find a local funeral director to organise the proceedings?” And if you live in a built-up area with multiple funeral directors available, your next thought may well be “which funeral director should I choose?”
In today’s blog I am going to take a look into these two queries, and hope to provide assistance in the matter.
Do Donations in Memory Help the Grieving Process?
When you know someone who has experienced the death of a loved one, the natural thing to want to do is to help them feel better. Of course, it goes without saying that this is much easier said than done. How do you comfort someone who’s just lost someone so dear to them?
One thing to consider would be donating to a charity in memory of the person who has just passed away. A kind gesture such as this may brighten the day of those who knew the deceased, along with the obvious benefit of helping out the charity also. But which charity should you choose? And how much will this help the grieving process? I’m going to answer those questions in today’s blog.
Most Popular Celebrity Funeral Notices
As of April 29th 2021, Funeral Notices features 4,840,457 different notices on the website. This number grows by hundreds every day, as people from around the world come together to remember those we have lost.
Since the website was launched, many well-known people have passed away, and subsequently had a notice placed on the website. These notices are often visited by a substantial number of people, who can leave messages, cards and even light a candle in their memory.
In today’s blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular celebrity funeral notices which have been uploaded onto our website.
Funeral Notices’ Keepsakes
By now, you probably know what the Funeral Notices website offers you. A vast archive of death notices and memoriums placed in hundreds of newspapers across the United Kingdom in the last 15+ years, on which you can leave photos, messages and light candles to pay tribute to the deceased, as well as leave donations in their memory to charity.
But did you also know that we offer ‘keepsakes’ for any notices placed with us both online and over the phone? And what do these keepsakes entail? In today’s blog I’m going to take a closer look at this popular service offered by Funeral Notices.
Famous Graves in the UK
The graves of well known people offer us a link to history, a chance to feel closer to people we have heard of but will never get a chance to meet, as we can see where they lived and died, and their graves allow us to pay our respects to them and everything they accomplished in life.
Here are some of the most famous graves that can be found here in the UK.
How do I Make a Cashless Donation?
In recent years, the use of physical money has declined significantly, as more and more people turn to using cards and online bank transfers to manage their finances. And when Coronavirus arrived in our lives a little over 12 months ago, the decline of coins and notes accelerated even faster, as for sanitation reasons we all tried to avoid unnecessary contact with pretty much everything - cash included.
When someone dies, it’s always been customary to leave a donation to their charity of choice. Traditionally, this was done one of two ways: either leaving cash in a donation box at the funeral or wake, or posting cash to the funeral director who would in turn pass it on to the charity in the deceased’s name.
The last year has seen well over 100,000 people die of Coronavirus in the UK alone, which means there has unfortunately been many opportunities to make donations in memory of someone who we’ve lost. But how does that work in a ‘post-cash’ world? And what are the best ways to go about doing this? In today’s blog, I’m going to try and answer that question, and explain how you can easily make a cashless donation in someone’s memory.
5 Books to Help You Deal with Grief and Loss
Grief is such an intimate personal experience, that it is my belief that nobody can really say ‘I know how you feel’ or ‘just follow these steps to feel better’, but sometimes simply knowing others have gone through similar experiences and struggles (no matter how different) can make you feel less like you’re tackling this on your own.
What are the Current Funeral Guidelines in the UK?
Monday 17th May marked another milestone in the United Kingdom's roadmap out of Coronavirus restrictions, with various rules being relaxed and a slight amount of normality beginning to resume.
One of the sectors which has seen an alteration in restrictions is funerals. But what are the changes? In this blog I'm going to detail the UK's current funeral guidelines.
Why is having a hobby good for your mental health?
A lot of us may feel like finding the time and get-up-and-go to have a hobby is just another thing on our to-do list. Between work, school, family, friends and chores a hobby might seem impossible to add to our hectic lives.
Hobbies let us escape our everyday lives and experience the things we love or would like to do more or find out about. Having a hobby can create/build new skills, make friends with like-minded people and also escape mentally. They can help you turn off ‘work mode’ and also the feeling of repetition in daily life. It might feel overwhelming adding another thing to your lists of things to do but hobbies are known to relieve stress and improve mental health.
The 7 Stages of Grief
You may have heard of the idea that grief comes in stages, the current model being seven stages of grief. It may not be like this for everybody, as everyone grieves in different ways, but it gives a general idea of what grieving people go through. You may experience every stage on the list, or you may experience things that aren’t on the list.
The original theory by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross only had five stages, the other two have been added recently to make a more complete idea of the process of grieving.
It is important to remember that this model cannot be applied to everyone, and if you do not find it helpful in dealing with your grief then it is fine to turn to a different resource.
So, what are the 7 stages of grief?