My parent passed days before my wedding – should we still hold the event?

By |2022-05-26T16:16:02+02:00May 26th, 2022|Blog|

This is such a difficult situation. You’ve been planning your wedding for months, and it is just around the corner when a parent passes away. Maybe they have been ill for a long time, and you were just hoping they would be able to be there. Maybe it was completely unexpected, and a horrible [...]

Life after our state of disaster – a personal letter

By |2022-03-29T12:02:53+02:00March 29th, 2022|Blog|

Dear reader, Our ideas of what is and isn’t normal have been severely altered in the last two years. A global pandemic outbreak is not a new occurrence. The mandatory wearing of masks isn’t even a new occurrence. Yet, when it happened, we were not prepared to deal with all the ramifications. Life, however, [...]

The meaning of flowers and which flowers to use at a funeral

By |2022-04-26T13:12:16+02:00February 15th, 2022|Blog|

Flowers have a language all their own and have been used to convey certain messages and emotions for ages. Certain flowers have become synonymous with specific days – just think of Valentine’s Day and red roses conveying love, and some colours, no matter the flower, have also come to mean something very specific, like [...]

How different religions deal with death

By |2022-01-27T15:06:56+02:00January 27th, 2022|Blog|

The world is becoming ever smaller and every day we are exposed to more and more rituals and customs of other religions and cultures. In South Africa, we are well aware of how different cultures and their religious beliefs can be, yet we still live with only vague ideas of how other people handle [...]

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