Lots of us struggle to find meaning in the traditional funeral – the undertakers in black, embalming, and bells and whistles. If this is not in keeping with how you lived your life, why choose this for your funeral?
Over 70% of us choose to be cremated. But many feel the crematorium is not the best place to hold the funeral. So why not hold it somewhere else?
A Simple Cremation separates the cremation from the funeral ceremony. The ashes are returned to you, giving you the freedom to hold a funeral, memorial or celebration of life wherever, whenever and however you choose.
Freed up from the crematorium, and with the ashes portable, almost anything is possible. The ceremony could be held:
Where you like…
At home, in the garden, on a hilltop or on a boat. It could be in the town hall, church or at your favourite pub. It could be a memorial bike ride or a picnic. Ashes can be scattered or buried as part of the ceremony. They can be kept at home or transported abroad.
When you like…
You can take as much time as you like to plan a ceremony. It could be in a month, a few months or you could wait for the summer.
How you like…
It could be led by a vicar, a celebrant, a friend or a family member. Or you may decide not to hold a funeral at all. It’s entirely up to you.
London is the most expensive place to die in the UK. SunLife’s Cost of Dying Report shows the average cost of dying in the UK in 2014 was £8,427 (including administration of the estate), with many of the contributing costs coming from unnecessary funeral accessories.
Choosing a Simple Cremation at Poppy’s means you can spend your money on a ceremony that is meaningful for you.