A recent survey compiled in the UK have shown a third or mourners have taking a selfie at a funeral and would have no problem doing it again. The selfie craze is hitting the funeral business with a majority admitting to posting the image online for sympathy and less than one third posted so they could remember the day. 


Out of the 2700 adults surveyed, 48% of those felt it was appropriate to...

So what is involved in a green funeral or more to the point what is a green funeral? Firstly this is not a new concept; in fact it has been around for many centuries. The popularity of new methods such as vaults, liners, embalming, and mausoleums that delay the decomposition process eventually made 'traditional' funerals a thing of the past. However these new methods have proven to be doing more h...

If you were to say 15 years ago there would be a huge demand for custom made coffins you would be laughed at. It's against protocol and far from blends in with the traditional theme of a funeral. However, it’s August 2015 and there is growing demand among grieving families for coffins that genuinely reflect the personality of the people being mourned. Not only this, with the popularity of Funeral...

This is one thing we highly recommend at Dixons. Set goals. Stick to these goals and explore life. As Morgan Freeman says in Shawshank Redemption - Get busy living or get busy dying.


Here is 5 reasons why you really need to sit down and work out a list of things to do before you 'kick the bucket' - remember it does not matter if your 21 or 81 -It's never to early to start and definitely never too...

Recently we were researching traditional funeral rites in other cultures when we stumbled across an article by an American Funeral organisation on the traditional Irish Funeral. It went into great detail to talk about the process involved in our traditional three-day wake. From opening windows in the house to allow the spirit escape, stopping all clocks and tying the two toes together to stop the...

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