While it may feel painful to remember a loved one following a bereavement, there is also comfort to be found in the endless possibilities of remembering, the places it can take you, the feelings it can evoke, and with always the tantalising possibility that a time long forgotten will resurface like a delicious gift.
We meet Amanda German of whiteballoon.co.uk, a free online resource for funerals and end of life planning. Combining practical advice with inspiration, it has been designed both for funeral planning, and also for anyone who wants to share their own wishes with their loved ones.
A well-written condolence card is something to treasure, but all too often we struggle to find the message which says how we really feel. So what should you write in a sympathy card that will strike the perfect note and truly convey your feelings?
Former teacher Julia Page changed careers in 2019 to retrain as a humanist celebrant and has since conducted more than 600 funerals. Here she tells us why she loves what she does and what she’s learnt along the way.