The Ancient Origins of the Modern Funeral

Funerals have been around for as long as the human race itself, so it’s natural that they’ve changed dramatically over the centuries. But what are the ancient origins of the modern funeral, and how have we arrived where we are today? At Mr. Undertaker, we explain everything you need to know. Every different period of …

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The Process of Cremation

In a country as densely populated as England, there are ever-decreasing areas of land available to be allocated for use as new burial sites. For this reason, amongst others, cremation is becoming increasingly widespread. But how does cremation actually happen? I’m sure many of us will have already grasped the basic concept, but what steps …

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A Guide to Funeral Flowers and Arrangements

Flowers are an important part of funeral services, often sent as a final tribute to the deceased. They bring a sense of life and colour that is vital at such a bleak time. Sending funeral flowers or sympathy flowers is a beautiful way of passing on your condolences to the family of the deceased. Choosing …

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Popular Places to Scatter Ashes

Once an uncommon practice, cremation is now used in three-quarters of all funerals in the UK. As the practice has become more common, a unique set of rituals have developed around it—specifically concerning what happens with the ashes. In the past, ashes were generally buried in graveyards, or kept in a columbarium—a building, or part …

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How to Remember Someone in the Digital Age

Every connection we make through the course of our lives is unique—and so, when we are bereaved, each of us experiences the loss in a different way. Despite this, it’s all too common to believe that we are limited to a few “traditional” methods of remembrance. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, …

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Creative Funeral Ideas

Often it’s people’s individuality that makes them special, and for this reason, more and more funerals are starting to reflect people’s personalities, rather than simply following traditions. People increasingly consider traditional funerals to be outdated or even morbid, and the idea that funerals should be a celebration of life rather than a time of mourning …

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