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A Day of the Dead Funeral

Hi folks!  After a very busy Halloween weekend it’s time to catch up and show you some more funeral inspiration.  I’ve already shown you some Halloween ideas but now it’s time to go to Mexico and show you some beautiful Dia de Muertos options. Day of the Dead is a three day festival that runs…

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Death and Dying in the 1900s…..in 3D!!!!

Stereographs are beautiful and offer a 3D window into the past. People recorded all sorts of things through this medium including landscapes, fictional dioramas, war, porn and of course death. However you need the kit to help bring these pictures to life. Luckily for us the brilliant people over at the New York Public Library…

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A DIY Halloween Funeral

Hello folks!  The eve of All Hallows is almost upon us and I for one am so ready for it.  It shares the top spot with Christmas for being one of my favourite festivals (mainly because I’m mildly obsessed with fancy dress). Anyway, I thought it would be fun to look into some funeral ideas…

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Condolence Books

What do you think of when you imagine a condolence book? Something leather bound and formal? Maybe that’s exactly what you want and is absolutely perfect for the occasion. But what if it’s not? As with many things in the realm of funerals, the products available can be limited to what the bereavement industry considers…

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Explaining the concept of death to children can be a daunting and awkward task.  We are afraid of scaring of upsetting them but they are actually a lot more matter of fact and down to earth about these things than we give them credit for. These days there are many books available to help explain…

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Some Burning Questions

Last night I was pointed towards this thread on Mumsnet entitled ‘Why don’t people rent coffins?’. The writer wanted to know why we burn beautiful and very expensive coffins when it would be cheaper and more eco-friendly to rent one. Looking at the responses that followed I was surprised to see how many people had questions about cremation…

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Melting Memorials

When you think about grave markers 9 times out of 10 you’re probably going to be imaging the classic headstone. I spend a lot of time thinking about alternative ways to mark graves and today I’ve come up with something a little different for you……..ice. A beautiful block of ice could serve as a stunning…