The white dove is the symbol of faith, fidelity, peace and love.
At a funeral or memorial service, a dove release can be a peaceful and healing tribute, a beautiful way of expressing a final goodbye, or represent a symbol of letting go.
The releasing of White Doves can offer a feeling of peace and calmness and help bring closure to the family members of a lost loved one.
You are able to release a single bird or perhaps a pair, or even a group. Birds used are homing doves and they will fly back to their coups on the same day so you will only be able to use companies based in your region – there are a number of providers available, so hopefully you can find one close to you.
Have a look at the providers listed in the Business Directory and contact them directly for further information.
Butterflies can be a popular choice for life celebrations, as they symbolise change, transformation, renewal, rebirth and finding joy in life.
It recognises the fleetingness of human existence and reminds us that life is short, and that it should be valued.
Businesses that offer butterfly release services are available across New Zealand. Have a look at the providers listed in the Business Directory and contact them directly for further information.
Balloon releases can be a fun uplifting way to celebrate life and can be a nice addition or alternative to flowers.
You could release balloons that were the favourite colour of the person, or colours that symbolise something.
(e.g. red represents love or courage, yellow represents joy or happiness etc...).
The golden rule to remember if you choose a balloon release is to make sure you only use latex balloons, and do not attach any string or ribbon to them. This will make sure they will eventually biodegrade after they are released (minimising any impact on the environment).
There are a number of providers across the country that are able to provide you with balloons for a balloon release. Check out the Business Directory for providers and contact them directly if you need further information.