Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for the Inevitable
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Celebrate Me Home: It's My Party...
Dark, grim, foreboding, spoken about only in whispers, those are my childhood memories of funerals. The thought of going to one of those scared me half to death. I didn't want to wind up on the sofa like poor Aunt Sudie.
Did You Know ...
Receptions usually follow the format of the service.
traditional service might have a quiet reception while a reception with a
festive air might follow other types of services such as a memorial service or a simply scattering of ashes.
You can, however mix and match having a traditional service that suits your family and one heck of a reception / party that suits your friends.
Or you can be like my cousin-in-law who will probably have his ashes shot out over the water by way of a potato gun.
You can always go out with a bang of a celebration. Cremated remains placed within a fireworks display. Photograph courtesy of Angels Flight www.angels-flight.net
Notes & Updates
Living Funerals are becoming more and more acceptable. This is where a fueral or celebration of life is held while the person is still living.
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