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What to Wear to a Funeral

What to Wear to a Funeral

Attending a funeral is a sombre occasion that calls for respect and sensitivity. One of the ways we show our…

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What Is a ‘Celebration of Life’?

What Is a ‘Celebration of Life’?

One memorial service that has become extremely popular in recent years is a "celebration of life." But what exactly does…

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The Importance of Quality Materials in Headstones

The Importance of Quality Materials in Headstones

Here at Cope Memorials, we understand the profound significance of a headstone in commemorating the lives of our loved ones.…

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How Does a Tombstone Differ from a Headstone?

How Does a Tombstone Differ from a Headstone?

When it comes to commemorating loved ones, the terms "tombstone" and "headstone" are often used interchangeably. However, there are subtle…

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Eco-Friendly Options in Memorialisation

Eco-Friendly Options in Memorialisation

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in eco-friendly alternatives across various aspects of life, including end-of-life practices…

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Can You Personalise Headstones?

Can You Personalise Headstones?

When it comes to creating a memorial for a loved one, it can be quite stressful. The weight of grief,…

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Navigating Grief During the Christmas Period: A Guide to Finding Comfort

Navigating Grief During the Christmas Period: A Guide to Finding Comfort

The festive period is often portrayed as a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, for those experiencing grief, especially…

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Memorial Symbols and Their Meanings

Memorial Symbols and Their Meanings

Memorials serve as tributes to our departed loved ones, conserving their memory and legacy for generations to come. These memorials,…

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Understanding Cemetery Regulations

Understanding Cemetery Regulations

Cemeteries hold a special significance, serving as the ultimate destination for our cherished ones and as a comforting haven for…

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What Headstone Material Lasts the Longest?

What Headstone Material Lasts the Longest?

Losing a loved one is never easy, but the desire to create a lasting memorial for them is a timeless…

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A (Very Short!) History of Headstones

A (Very Short!) History of Headstones

For thousands of years, headstones have been used to mark where family and friends have been buried. Before the time…

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Creating Lasting Legacies: The Importance of Memorials

Creating Lasting Legacies: The Importance of Memorials

Memorials have been an important part of human history for thousands of years. From ancient burial sites to modern monuments,…

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Memorials Across Cultures: Understanding Different Approaches to Remembrance

Memorials Across Cultures: Understanding Different Approaches to Remembrance

Memorials are a way of honouring and remembering those who have passed away, but the way in which we approach…

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Funeral Flowers – Where to Start?

Funeral Flowers – Where to Start?

For many years, guests and family members have used flowers as a way of expressing their condolences at funerals. Most…

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Three Simple Tips for Writing a Funeral Speech

Three Simple Tips for Writing a Funeral Speech

After losing a loved one, a funeral is a chance to celebrate their life, and there are many ways to…

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Things to Consider When Preplanning Your Memorial

Things to Consider When Preplanning Your Memorial

As we start the new year, it can be a great opportunity to get things in order. This may include…

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Alternative Funeral Options

Alternative Funeral Options

Throughout the years of working as stonemasons, we tend to notice and speak to our clients about the different funerals…

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Unique Memorial Ideas

Unique Memorial Ideas

Memorials have been used for thousands of years, with evidence dating back to the Egyptian era. As you can imagine,…

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What Are the Different Types of Memorials?

What Are the Different Types of Memorials?

Here at Cope Memorials, we know just how individual and personal memorials can be. When you lose someone, it can…

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Finding the Perfect Headstone

Finding the Perfect Headstone

When you lose a loved one, it’s important to make sure that the following arrangements are dignified and as memorable…

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Memorials For Beloved Pets

Memorials For Beloved Pets

Pets are seen as part of the family by many owners, so their passing can cause distress and upset. Creating…

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What Makes a Stonemason?

What Makes a Stonemason?

We may be biased, but we believe stonemasonry is one of the best industries to work in. In this blog,…

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Choosing Inscriptions for Headstones

Choosing Inscriptions for Headstones

What are Inscriptions?  When you lose a loved one, it can be a difficult decision choosing the right words to…

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Guide To The Maintenance And Cleaning Of Headstones

Guide To The Maintenance And Cleaning Of Headstones

While we can carry the memories of our loved ones that have passed with us everyday, one of the main…

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Three Effective Ways To Deal With Grief

Three Effective Ways To Deal With Grief

Losing a loved one affects everyone in different ways. No matter how someone may react to a loved one’s passing,…

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Three Advantages of the Repass, or Post-Funeral Reception

Three Advantages of the Repass, or Post-Funeral Reception

While not a prerequisite of a funeral service, the repass provides an excellent opportunity for friends and family to get…

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The Significance of Material for Headstones

The Significance of Material for Headstones

Headstones are incredibly personal, and should always be tailored to the person they’re commemorating. In addition to the inscription, shape,…

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Famous Memorials from Around the World

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.…

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What to Consider When Choosing a Cemetery

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…

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What Is a Green Burial? 

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…

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A Guide on Funeral Etiquette: Tips for a Funeral Guest

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.…

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Writing and Delivering a Eulogy

Writing and Delivering a Eulogy

When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to really put into words exactly how much they mean…

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Why Are Headstones Important?

Why Are Headstones Important?

Accepting that someone we love has gone is never easy, and no-one ever gets over it. Nor should anyone be…

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Things to Consider When Planning Your Funeral

Things to Consider When Planning Your Funeral

Relieving the strain on loved ones during a difficult time; ensuring that costs don’t run too high; having clarity on…

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Remembering a Loved One at Christmas

Remembering a Loved One at Christmas

We carry with us, at all times, the memories of those who have passed away. However, this can be particularly…

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Helping Your Friends and Family Deal with Grief This Christmas

Helping Your Friends and Family Deal with Grief This Christmas

Christmas should be a time people look forward to, but it’s not always the case. It can actually be the…

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Funeral Rites and Traditions from around the World

Funeral Rites and Traditions from around the World

Funeral rites are an extremely important practice to many cultures and religions, each with their own specific traditions that help…

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Famous Headstone Inscriptions

Famous Headstone Inscriptions

Headstone inscriptions are, for many people, one of the most intimidating aspects of choosing a memorial. An inscription will often…

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Choosing the Right Type of Headstone

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…

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A (Very Short!) History of Stonemasonry

A (Very Short!) History of Stonemasonry

It is generally accepted that the practice of stonemasonry dates back thousands of years. Exactly when people started shaping rocks…

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Choosing Children’s Headstones

Choosing Children’s Headstones

As a parent, there is nothing more difficult than losing a child. Alongside the feelings of loss and hurt following…

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Choosing the Right Memorial

Choosing the Right Memorial

Choosing the right memorial is never an easy task. Irrespective of the difficulty of finding the right style to match…

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Guide to the Arnold War Memorial

Guide to the Arnold War Memorial

Arnold is a fairly large town in Nottinghamshire, situated in the East Midlands of England. This town has a rich…

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10 Ideas for Gravesite Visitations

10 Ideas for Gravesite Visitations

Everybody treats gravesite visitations differently. We all experience different emotions, thoughts and feelings when dealing with grief and thinking about…

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What Is An Online Memorial?

What Is An Online Memorial?

Online memorials have become increasingly popular over the last decade - millions of people have created one for their departed…

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Times Are Changing: A Guide to 21st Century Modern Funerals

Times Are Changing: A Guide to 21st Century Modern Funerals

In recent times, we have seen a transformation in the way funeral services are conducted. For starters, modern funerals have…

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Guide to Flower Etiquette

Guide to Flower Etiquette

A Guide to the Correct Funeral Flower Etiquette The decision on choosing what flowers would be most appropriate to pay…

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Funeral Etiquette Guide

Funeral Etiquette Guide

When attending a funeral, it is important to be considerate towards the family members’ wishes. Understanding correct funeral etiquette will…

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Writing & Delivering a Eulogy

Writing & Delivering a Eulogy

Guide to Writing and Delivering a Eulogy When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to really put…

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Guide to Headstone Material & Finishes

Guide to Headstone Material & Finishes

Headstone Material Headstones or gravestones are incredibly personal, and should always be tailored to the person they’re commemorating. In addition…

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Using Meditation And Mindfulness For Funerals & Grief

Using Meditation And Mindfulness For Funerals & Grief

When dealing with grief or attending a funeral there are a few things that you can do to make the…

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Online Memorial Websites & Social Media Profiles

Online Memorial Websites & Social Media Profiles

Online memorials have become increasingly popular over the last decade – millions of people have created one for their departed…

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How Different Countries Celebrate Remembrance Day

How Different Countries Celebrate Remembrance Day

Throughout the United Kingdom, and other countries that make up The Commonwealth, Remembrance Day is celebrated on the 11th November.…

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