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Do I have to have a traditional funeral?

  Traditional funerals have tended to follow a similar pattern – usually a faith-based service followed by a burial or cremation. Today, there are many more options available, and the ability to choose an alternative service or memorial which is very different from days gone by. In fact it’s worth bearing in mind that there […]

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Can I buy my own coffin?

    With an increasing number of us taking a more active role in planning our own funerals ahead of time, the question of purchasing your own coffin is one regularly posed to us. It may seem like a slightly odd question and probably not something you’d even given a prior thought to or considered […]

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What alternative coffin options are there?

The concept of the traditional coffin is being constantly challenged as families continue to seek out options that better reflect the personality of their loved one. In addition, greater environmental awareness means the number of non-traditional coffins is increasing every year. So, if you’re looking for something different or very personal, what should you consider? […]

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Can I plan my own funeral?

The simple answer to this question is yes, you absolutely can plan your own funeral. Furthermore, this is not a rare query, with more and more people wanting to have a greater say over when, how and where their funeral takes place. You can even make a plan for what you’d like to happen to […]

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Are willow coffins suitable for cremation?

Can willow coffins be cremated? This is a question many families have when choosing a coffin. Funeral directors also need to have complete confidence when recommending a woven coffin to families. All Tributes woven coffins have passed extensive and rigorous testing by the F.F.M.A. and are certified for cremation. Woven coffins are different from those made with wood or other materials, so it’s important to choose a willow coffin that has a certificate to show its suitability for use in a crematorium.

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How can we share ashes between family members?

How can family members share ashes? We often receive questions about ways for family members to share ashes or share in the ceremony of scattering ashes. This has been especially true recently when so many people have not been able to attend the funerals or memorial services of their loved ones. What if our family […]

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Can I scatter ashes in a garden? Our article explores the options for scattering or keeping ashes in your garden.

Can I put ashes in my garden?

With an increase in the number of cremations, the question of what to do with a loved one’s ashes is a growing area of debate. If your loved one hasn’t left specific instructions for a resting place and your family can’t agree on a location for a scattering, you may be considering other options, such as sharing the ashes with family or keeping them in the family home. But is it possible to keep ashes in your garden and if so, how do you go about it?

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Can I personalise a coffin?

Is it possible to personalise a coffin? Recent times have created a shift in public interest towards personalisation. And with the need to properly celebrate the life of a loved one, more and more families are looking to add a personal touch to funeral and cremation services. Funerals were once a very traditional affair, with […]

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