Saying farewell with your heart
Places for ceremonies
There are many special places, one of which you are free to choose for the ceremony. It can be in nature, at the beach, in a sculpture park or in a Mediterranean garden. You can choose a religious or a humanistic service - in a church, the chapel of the crematorium or any other place.
Nowadays it is more common to send digital funeral cards, but if you wish I can help you to design a personalised one, which I can get printed at one of the printers I work with.
Burial or cremation
You are free to choose the crematorium, independent of where you live. The burial has to take place at the cemetery of your town. If the deceased wanted to be buried under ground, then this is feasible in a privat cemetery in Valencia, Parque de la Paz.
Depending on your faith, you can choose a minister service in a church, a chapel, a crematorium or any other place. Another option is a secular/humanistic service; the speaker may be a family member or a friend. My humanistic service can be done in Dutch, Spanish, German and English.
Online ceremony from home
Due to the restrictions of the confinement because of coronavirus, it is almost impossible to celebrate a funeral ceremony. But I can offer you an online ceremony with family and friends all over the world from their living rooms. This gives you comfort and compassion in this sad moment and we record a memory which we send to you together with the private condolences of everyone.
I can make a memorial card - with a photo or poem - to remember your loved one.
A farewell from the heart shows respect and love for the person who passed away. With my experience, empathy and creativity I try to create a warm atmosphere which makes the funeral a precious memorial.
Ad Mediterraneum offers you to bury the ashes under an orange or pine tree, or to scatter the ashes in their pine forest in Carcaixent (near Valencia).
Rituals give us support, and have healing power in the mourning process. With rituals we keep the memory of our loved one alive, and in the meantime we can let go.
A nice ritual is to plant a tree, and to celebrate this memorial date each year by getting together to remember the person.
Flowers represent life. Therefore, they can symbolise someone´s life with their smell and colour. I work with a creative florist. You can choose the flowers in their shop yourself, or choose a sample from their website gallery.
There is nothing more sensitive than live music. I can offer you a range of musicians (pianist/organist, violinist, guitarist, quartet 'Cuerdas Intimas', Montgómusicjávea duo or trio with guitar, piano, violin,saxophone or clarinet and/or singer).
My services include being the ceremony master and humanistic speaker, if you wish. Prior to the funeral we will speak about who is going to say some words at the ceremony.
With live-streaming your family oversea can see the ceremony live.
Art for ashes
Since there are more cremations than burials nowadays, the demand of modern, ecological and different urns is increasing. But if you choose to keep the ashes in an art sculpture at home or in your garden, I can get you in contact with the artist of beautiful, decorative urns.
Wooden heart for babies
Do you know a more delicate coffin for a premature born baby or babies up to three months than this wooden heart? Each heart is handmade from ecological poplar wood by Arnaldo López. The inside is covered with natural linen and has a pillow in the shape of a heart. These wooden hearts are available in different sizes. I can advise you about the right size.
There are various coffins available at the mortuary.
A condolence book is laid out by the mortuary, but you and I can create also a personalised one.
“My last wishes”
During life time you can testify your wishes about your funeral in the document “My last wishes”. On request I visit you personally and help you to write them down (by appointment) Price home visit according to distance till 30/50/70, € 50/75/100 or you can download the pdf file here , filling it out and resend it to me by e-mail.