I Want A Fun Funeral Blog

 

Store-bought expenses or homemade?

I've long had a theory that the less $$ you spend on a goodbye, the better it might be. It's so easy to just buy stuff as a way to either mollify your grief, assuage any guilt you might have, or just as a way to feel like you're doing the right thing, somehow. You're...

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Animals saying goodbye

Touching and convincing STORY on why pets should have a place in your goodbye plans! Dog's owner dies suddenly, dog doesn't eat or sleep for ten days, exhibits all the canine-applicable signs of grief. Dog goes to the funeral home, peers into the casket, goes home,...

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Make you own funeral rules

A new widow was so tired of her family members telling her that her deceased husband was in a better place, that she posted this sign at the funeral.   We have so much power to design our goodbyes. If there's something you feel strongly about… don't hold back.  ...

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Fun Funeral Recreation

And now for something completely different. When Life's been wearing on you and you just can't take one more philosophical, existential thought about it… play a game. Which is in total keeping with the I Want a Fun Funeral approach to life and death. Find 20 words...

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Prepare to be unprepared

“It's been a whirlwind of activity getting ready for funeral on Friday. You’re never really prepared even when you know it’s coming.” I got this in an email from a friend the other day. It was an older family member… not tragic in any way, and not even unexpected, as...

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Green Burial FAQs

Whether you knew it or not, perhaps you have some questions about green burial. Count me as a fan; I always want to spread the word. Below, from the Green Burial Council, which is the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in...

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Score one for memories and celebration

Can't resist sharing this since I live just outside Philadelphia, where the recent Super Bowl win is a bit of a big deal. I'm not pushing the wonderfulness of Philadelphia Eagles fans. I'm highlighting that our passing deserves great fanfare (no pun intended). We are...

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