Welcome to Free Funeral Stationery!
The Victorians fetishised mourning, amassing a sombre array of customs and conventions (mourning clothes, elaborate funerals, black-edged stationery and so on) that - in a time of high mortality, especially amongst children - helped them get through frequent bereavements.
Today, we have dispensed with many of these trappings, aiming instead at an open, tolerant approach to the procedures surrounding death, allowing people to devise their own ways of mourning and memorialising their loved ones.
The Order of Service lists the various stages of the service. Care and attention should be made when choosing the style and content. Here are some guidelines:
* N.B. Hymns are subject to copyright, and it is illegal to reproduce the words without permission until years after the author or composer's death. Permission must be gained for recent works; most hymns, however, were written so long ago that they can be reproduced.