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Choosing the Right Type of Headstone

Knowing which headstone to choose can be extremely difficult, especially during a tough, emotional time. With so many different types of headstones and memorials available, deciding on a style is never easy. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide on some of the different variations of headstones around to help you make a...

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7 Famous Memorials from Around the World

While memorials should, without doubt, be completely personal, there is sometimes a case for making a more public, well-known one. There are a number of incredibly well-known, high profile and famous memorials found throughout the world. You may have perhaps even visited one, or a few of them. Memorials are an expressive tool; the...

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5 Famous Headstone Inscriptions

Headstone inscriptions are, for many people, one of the most intimidating aspects of choosing a memorial. An inscription will often include the name of the departed, the date of their birth and death, and sometimes some decorative engraving or artwork. Alongside these features, there may also be a prayer, a quote from the deceased...

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What Is a Green Burial?

Green Is the New Black In the society we live in today, there are plenty of funeral options, but many people are beginning to consider how we can make them more eco-friendly and less damaging to the environment. The prevalent burial process utilises mass amounts of chemicals and materials...

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What to Consider When Choosing a Cemetery

What to Consider When Choosing a Cemetery Whether you are choosing a burial plot for yourself, or for a loved one, there is a lot to consider before doing so. This can be a difficult and overwhelming time, so it is important to arm yourself with as much useful information as possible before going...

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A Guide on Funeral Etiquette: Tips for a Funeral Guest

A Guide on Funeral Etiquette When attending a funeral, it is important to be considerate towards the family members’ wishes. Understanding correct funeral etiquette will prepare you to enter a funeral service in a comfortable and respectful way. Important factors to consider before attending a funeral would be what...

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Cope memorials offer a professional and bespoke service that you can put your trust into. We are the fourth generation of the family-run business, with over 100 years of experience within the trade. As highly-skilled professionals within stonemasonry, we are devoted to providing excellent service and exceeding your expectations....

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Ideas For Creative Cremation Services

Ideas For Creative Cremation Services After a cremation, it can be difficult to decide on what to do with a loved one’s ashes. You want to create a special and personal concept that will be memorable to you and your family, but it can be difficult to decide on what. Here at Cope Memorials,...

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A Guide On The Correct Funeral Flower Etiquette

A Guide To The Correct Funeral Flower Etiquette The decision on choosing what flowers would be most appropriate to pay tribute to a loved one is an essential arrangement to the funeral and one that you want to decide on perfectly. It can be daunting and difficult to know...

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