How to organise non-religious, less traditional and more individual funerals.
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- Funerals that you 'do yourself'
It is possible to do everything required to give someone a funeral without using professionals. It will save money and might be a more satisfactory way of saying goodbye, but it takes a lot of planning...
- Taking the funeral
With good planning and help from family, friends and the manager of the funeral location, it is not difficult to take the funeral.
- Colourful funerals...why not?
There is a growing trend away from traditional dark colours at a funeral. If you want to be remembered in a positive, happy way, then request that those attending your funeral wear colourful clothes....
- Humanist Funerals
A humanist funeral is appropriate if the deceased was not religious. For many it is a question of honesty: if the person did not believe in religion, a humanist funeral is more likely to reflect their...
- Trends in the US - Home funerals
A look at the growing popularity of home funerals in the US, and the benefits to grieving families and friends.
- Public health funerals
When nobody is willing or able to pay for a funeral, or when the deceased has no family or friends, the local authority pays for the funeral.
- Spiritualist funerals
A spiritualist funeral recognises that the death of the physical body is merely the shedding of a mortal garment that has served its purpose.
- Send the ashes closer to heaven
Why sending loved one's ashes heaven bound in a firework display is proving ever more popular. Sending a parted loved one towards the stars is often a happy way of achieving closure.
- Not happy with Ghanaian funerals
Kwame Twumasi-Fofie is critical of the growing trend for funerals in his country to be expensive parties.
- Gothic funerals
There is already much that is Gothic about a traditional funeral, but if you want a real Gothic event, plan in advance.