We understand that there is a lot to think about when arranging a loved one’s funeral; letting family and friends know about the arrangements can be quite difficult and time consuming.
Our Funeral Notices service is an easy and respectful way of sharing the details of your loved one’s funeral online with family and friends. It is a complimentary service provided with all of Dignity’s funerals.
What is a Funeral Notice?
A Funeral Notice is a personalised web page commemorating your loved one’s life; it provides all the essential details of the funeral in one convenient place. For those attending the funeral, a Funeral Notice makes it quick and easy to find out when it is taking place and where it is being held.
You can collect online donations for a special charity and provide the option for people to send flowers; this is helpful for both those attending as well as those who cannot make it on the day. Family and friends may choose to receive notifications using their email address, ensuring they are kept up-to-date if any of the arrangements were to change.
Why should you have a Funeral Notice?
Funeral Notices is the quickest and easiest way to share funeral arrangements with family and friends. Not only does it provide details of the funeral, but it can also be personalised to reflect the individual life of your loved one.
Share the details
You will be able to share the Funeral Notice with specific people via email or text. Choosing to share it more widely via social media can be a useful way to inform people you may not know directly; such as colleagues, old friends and social groups.
It’s completely up to you who you want to share it with and notifying multiple people at the same time has been made quick and easy. The Funeral Notice will not be visible online until you have approved all of the details.
Help family and friends plan their journey
Help family and friends find and plan their journey by sharing details of the venue; this may include the funeral service, committal and reception. It is particularly useful for attendees who are not local or venues which may be difficult to find.
Collect online donations
You may wish to celebrate the life of your loved one by raising money in their memory. This is a popular way for people to offer their condolences and leave a message, even if they cannot attend the funeral.
If you do choose to collect donations online, it often raises more money for the charity than a traditional collection does, as Gift Aid can be added to eligible online donations. The Funeral Notice may also be kept online for six months after the date of the funeral, making it easier to collect donations once the service has taken place.
Dignity is partnered with JustGiving, a secure and trusted platform which supports over 25,000 registered charities worldwide.
Funeral flowers and floral tributes
With a selection of beautiful arrangements provided by eFlorist, family and friends can easily send flowers and floral tributes directly to the funeral service, or to the family, should they wish to do so.
It is a convenient way for those that live far away or cannot attend the funeral to send their condolences. Family and friends won’t have to worry about the flowers arriving on time or delivering them to the wrong address, as this will all be organised on their behalf.
Keep people updated if the arrangements change
Family and friends can be kept up-to-date if any of the arrangements were to change. They can choose to receive notifications using their email address and, if the details do change, we will send them an email to let them know.
Add a cherished photograph
Upload a personal and cherished photo. This may be a memorable photo of your loved one or an image which reflects and celebrates their life.
Write a heartfelt tribute
You may wish to write a tribute about the person who has sadly passed away. This can be as short or as long as you want and it is a great way to share details about their life with family and friends. It may include things such as their hobbies, favourite places or any treasured stories. You may also wish to give instructions or pass messages on about the funeral service.
If you feel like you can’t find the right words, our Funeral Directors will be able to offer all the help and support you need. You may also find our guide on how to write an obituary useful.
How do Funeral Notices work?
Once you have made all of the necessary funeral arrangements with your Funeral Director, you will be given the option of having a Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements; all we need is an email address so that we can send you a unique link to review the details.
If you don’t have an email address, you can provide us with an email address of a family member or friend who can manage the Funeral Notice on your behalf. We will only use the email address provided for communications and updates relevant to this service.
The person chosen to manage the Funeral Notice will be sent a unique link via email so that they can securely log in, personalise the Funeral Notice and approve it before choosing how to share it with family and friends.
If you wish to have a Funeral Notice, all you need to do is let your local Dignity Funeral Director know that you would like one setting up and they will create one for you, free of charge.
Funeral Notices is currently only available in some of our Funeral Director locations. It will be available throughout the nationwide network of Dignity Funeral Directors very soon.