Printing and Multimedia
Service sheets (orders of service) may be printed for handing out at the funeral service. Families are encouraged to be involved in setting out and designing the personalised service sheets for the funeral. We can produce quality colour service sheets and photo enlargements. We will advise you as to how soon we need the details so that everything is ready in time for the funeral.
Thank You Cards
Bereavement or thank you cards can be printed for you to send out after the funeral. These cards can be a nice way of acknowledging the support of family and friends following a death.
'Memories' Photo Book
A 'Memories' photo book is produced from every slideshow we create. It is your permanent record of all the photographs gathered for the funeral service, bound in a specially designed hand-crafted cover. Additional copies can be provided.
Hope and Sons offers a range of audiovisual services, for making presentations as part of the funeral service and recording the service as a permanent record.
Slideshows and Photo Presentations
We can create a slideshow on a USB to be played through TV screens or project a slideshow of photos to reflect the life of your loved one onto a wall or screen. Such a presentation can be a meaningful way to share more memories and highlights of a life. It can be shown before or during the funeral, accompanied by your own special music. If you simply provide us with your photos, we will create a slideshow for the funeral whether it is in our chapel or at another venue.
We can arrange for an audiovisual recording of the funeral service. This is also a means of sharing the service with relatives or friends who were unable to be there on the day. We can record with our static in-house cameras or utilise the skills of a professional video operator.
A Live stream is a live video broadcast of a funeral over the internet from the Hope and Sons Chapel and the Dignity Chapel, Dunedin, New Zealand. It means you can watch and hear the funeral from anywhere, as long as you have a computer and high-speed internet connection. The broadcast begins about 15 minutes before the start of the service. Funerals are only broadcast with the permission of the family.
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