I Want A Fun Funeral Blog
A new year, a new direction
Just getting in under the wire at eight days in, but I’ve never been much for technicalities. It’s a wonderful thing to feel a bit of a fresh start in life. And better still is taking a stand for something that matters to you. This post was going in a particular...
Last Wishes Gets Its Day
All in for the $500 tip for a pizza
Calling all lovers of Last Wishes to support our goal of raising $500 for a tip for a pizza!* Yup, we're going to surprise an unsuspecting server with a $500 cash tip for our pizza, and tell her the story of Aaron Collins and why we're doing this. …which is because it...
Make Me An Ornament, a follow-up
Rerunning this because I got re-inspired myself reading it, and wishing we were doing it again this year. No joke. Last post for 2016. Lasts… firsts… we have the illusion that we have some control over them, but isn't Life always telling us otherwise? We do what we...
I want to make this a THING
Thank You and Goodbye
Plan your funeral so YOU can say Goodbye!
Making a last wishes REQUEST
Rerunning this from the summer of 2018. I was so influenced by the story in last week’s blog — the teacher who left behind a request for filled student backpacks to be donated in lieu of flowers, that I wonder if hosting a little workshop for people to do the same...
An hour well spent
Your life as a party
Your funeral as your own goodbye
Make it personal, make it fun
Ideas from you! When I hold an I Want a Fun Funeral workshop — which I did last week, you inspire me! People walk in the door already having their own awesome ideas . Here's two of my favorites from that class. #1 Favorite Idea Instead of prayer cards, a woman wants...
Unforgettable is the purpose!
Enthusiastic goodbye processional
This picture says it all to me. ALL. It's pure celebration, as simple as it gets. And for that reason, I'm not going to muddy this message with analysis or pile on other examples of celebration. Sometimes simple is best. One can't argue with pure. Getting to the heart...
Don’t get burned, get wet: aquamation!
Archbishop Desmond Tutu planned himself an aquamation! Are you up on this new option for one’s remains? It’s essentially a water cremation. Instead of a body going into flames, it’s dissolved in a chemical solution, and produces the same kind of ‘ashes.’ Also known as...