There are numerous
occasions when, as a family or a group of friends, we
honour mature loved ones.
celebration has ceremonial aspects. We make toasts, we
sing Happy Birthday, we serve a special
cake, we invited the person celebrating the birthday
to make a wish and blow out candles.
working lives, multiple "careers" and multiple
employers, we can no longer rely on the employer to
celebrate an individual's retirement from paid work
with a ceremonial presentation of a gold watch.
We might privately
mark the anniversary of a notable date. Very often
these commemorate survival (for example, reaching the
10th anniversary of a cancer diagnosis).
And, when a loved
one dies, we celebrate the life of that person with a
funeral ceremony, often regretting not having told him
or her how much she influenced others.
prepared ceremony, given as a gift, or organised for
oneself, can add immensely to the occasion.
- To mark retirementt
- To mark significant birthdays
- To mark the anniversary of a notable date or event
- To celebrate the life of an older person in their
presence (sometimes called a Living Funeral or
The ceremony will be
purpose-written for you and based on information you
provide through completing a Ceremony Workbook.
You will be
provided with a beautifully presented keepsake copy of
the ceremony suitable for reading from on the day