Archive for March, 2009
Tuesday 31st March 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 3 comments
When I first set up Sentiment 3 years ago one of the first things I did was write my funeral plan. 3 years have since flown by, so last night I settled down to see what has changed… Surprisingly nothing drastic – other than the amount of input a funeral director has. In my original plan I had requested that the family call in the local FD and have them do everything – but not use their hearse because I want a bus!
Recently I decided that I didn’t really want the local FD to take over my funeral because I have come to believe it’s really important to have everyone involved (if they so wish). I added to the plan some information and advise so my family can carry out most of their own arrangements from transporting my body , washing it down right through holding ‘viewing’ at our home.
Today’s blog from the Good Funeral Guide coincides with what I had written… and I’d like to stand up and give Charles a round of a applause for making it sound logical!
Tuesday 24th March 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 4 comments
If people ask me why I set up Sentiment the usual reply is ‘Music’!
Knowing how music can vastly change an image you are watching, an event you are attending or an emotion that you are experiencing is the main reason for driving Sentiment forward. The right music at a funeral or an event can leave an impact that will last forever in your heart. And the right music set to photos or video means you will watch it over and over again feeding from the comfort of both the music and the imagery.
Music has the power to influence your mood, manipulate your perceptions and make a situation better.» Continue reading
Thursday 12th March 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 4 comments
So did anyone watch Jades wedding on Living TV?I love a good wedding so settled down to watch the 2 hour episode – I cried my eyes out all the way through! what did you think?
There was a lovely photo slideshow / photo montage provided by her ‘best men’ – I love that photo montages are becoming the norm for weddings, funerals and anniversaries.
www.sentiment-productions.co.uk caters for all celebrations of life. New samples due to go up on the website in the next few weeks in the mean time there have been some updates, in products including memory books.
Monday 9th March 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 3 comments
2 blogs in 1 day – you are lucky people!!!
Great report from the beeb on Wendy Richards funeral
I love the comments:
“Wendy’s gonna love this”
“The whole thing was a show, I was mesmerised”
Monday 9th March 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 4 comments
“A Stitch in Time Saves Nine”… It’s one of those phrases my Mum and Nan would use when I was a kid (in reference to keeping on top of things) I never paid much attention, I always ended up spending all day Saturday tidying a week’s worth of mess in my bedroom! I wish my Mum and Nan had taken their own advise when it came to organising their photos, memories and music. Trying to organise photos for my dad’s 60th birthday was quiet a task when crammed up in the loft with a torch trying to hunt through 6 box’s and a 2 bags of jumbled up photos!
I have this ‘super organised’ client who has asked us to create a life biography for her husband. On our first meeting she pulled out from her cupboard:
- 20+ photo albums, in year order.
- 10 CD’s each containing photo files all in order + a contact sheet for each file (A4 print out of all the photos) – not even I’m that organised!!!
- A box of photos all organised in date and event order packs with big bold back writing on each pack with details of what the photos are.
- A box of video tapes is labeled and in date order.
- Love letters, cards and trinkets all boxed up in order of year and everything is label in some way.