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How conventional burials hurt the planet

How conventional burials hurt the planet

Our physical impact on the planet after death has been transformed by contemporary practices of chemical embalming, elaborate burial enclosures...

A Complete Guide to Coffin Types & Prices: From American Caskets to Cardboard

A Complete Guide to Coffin Types & Prices: From American Caskets to Cardboard

Choosing a coffin is an important part of the burial tradition. What people may not realise before going through this process is that there are...

Why Choose a Wicker Coffin? Read our free guide before spending any money

Why Choose a Wicker Coffin? Read our free guide before spending any money

Natural burials provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly choice for people seeking an alternative to traditional funeral practices. Using...

A Buyers Guide to Colourful Coffins - 7 Tips you can read in under 10 mins

A Buyers Guide to Colourful Coffins - 7 Tips you can read in under 10 mins

If the word “coffin” makes you think of a plain wooden box, it might be time to update your perception. Today, coffins are increasingly beco...

A Do-It-Yourself Funeral: 4 tips to help you plan

A Do-It-Yourself Funeral: 4 tips to help you plan

Until the last hundred years, family members took charge of caring for their dead. People typically died at home, and loved ones prepared bodie...

How to write a eulogy

How to write a eulogy

Regardless of the individual circumstances, when it comes to writing a eulogy you are likely to be going through a difficult, sensitive and busy t...

10 Ways to Green your Funeral Footprint

10 Ways to Green your Funeral Footprint

'   1. Ask your funeral director Ask your funeral director about more sustainable options, or seek out a funeral home that offers green practic...

A Do-It-Yourself Funeral Guide

A Do-It-Yourself Funeral Guide

Until the last hundred years, family members took charge of caring for their dead. People typically died at home, and loved ones prepared bodies f...

Contemplating a cardboard coffin? Here’s everything you need to know: Plus a 10 step factsheet

Contemplating a cardboard coffin? Here’s everything you need to know: Plus a 10 step factsheet

Are you set on simplicity? Do you believe biodegradable is better? Could your coffin choice help you through the grieving process?

A cardboard coffin may sound like an unconventional choice but once we’ve shared the benefits and opportunities offered by this alternative to a typical wooden coffin, you may realise it is your best choice.

Check out our ‘Cardboard coffins factsheet’ and our guide below for more info.

Coping with Loss

Coping with Loss

Everyone copes with loss differently and there is no right or wrong method for dealing with the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one. Pe...

How to talk your parents about their funeral Arrangements

How to talk your parents about their funeral Arrangements

Although we don’t like to think about it, most of us will be charged with the task of planning a funeral for our parents. And it’s safe to say tha...

Practical advice on creating a non-religious funeral

Practical advice on creating a non-religious funeral

A funeral service is a way we cope with the loss of someone dear.  Whether it provides a special tribute to the deceased or it helps family and fr...