Funeral Plans with a Personal Touch

Sunday, 17 July 2022

From customised memory boards showcasing special photographs, to music and symbols of life’s interests, there is a lot of choice when it comes to the personalisation of funerals. Personalisation gives families a chance to add special touches to the service that remind them of their loved one as they say their final goodbyes.

As your family prepares for services, consider these personalisation ideas to help tell the story of your loved one’s life.

Select a Unique Casket or Coffin

Our range of caskets and coffins are available for viewing here. We have a range of designs that provide deep associations with the life you are commemorating. Crafted from a variety of different materials, including solid timbers, MDF, particle board & cardboard, including the likes of our specially painted and expressions printed range. Interior panels may contain photographs or paintings that are important to your loved one as well.

Display Personal Belongings

Another way to personalise your loved ones’ funeral service is to display personal belongings as symbols. Consider their hobbies and passions. Did they have a favourite sports team? Favourite film or book? A favourite season? By displaying personal items, the funeral can better reflect your loved one and what they enjoyed and valued in life.

Personalised Flower Arrangements

A meaningful way to personalise a funeral memorial is with a custom flower arrangement. This may involve choosing your loved ones’ favourite flowers or plants. Other times, you can organise arrangements to create a specific mood, the type of flowers you select can be traditional and sentimental or reflect the interests of the loved one. Amongst those we have arranged is a wonderful basket of vegetables for the veggie gardener, an arrangement of strawberries on skewers instead of flowers for a strawberry farmer, fabulous wild greenery, mossy twigs and natural flowers for a bush walker. Almost anything is possible. You can view our range of flowers here.

Tribute Video

When considering personalisation options, another great idea is to share your loved one’s life story with a photographic tribute video that you can broadcast at the service and to others who may not be able to attend. Ask family members and friends to send pictures and videos to include. This helps spark conversations, memories, and stories amongst attendees. After the service, the video can serve as a keepsake for loved ones.

At Australian Heritage Funerals, our experienced and compassionate team can help you create a truly personalised, meaningful funeral that best honours your loved one. For more information or advice, please contact us on 1800 118 188, submit an enquiry through our email ( or view our funeral arrangement form here.