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Funeral Magazine thinking outside the box

an online magazine and directory for people who are planning their own, or someone else’s, funeral.

We are a company based in Durham, England with a global readership.

We believe that there are many sound reasons to take a more active role in the planning of our funerals. Discussing and documenting your wishes clearly will make arranging your funeral easier for your family and give you the send off you want.

Most of you will have experienced a ‘traditional’ funeral service and for many the familiarity can be comforting. We show our readers new ideas as well as funeral products and services to inspire and help them to create a celebration of life event.

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Caricaturist – Barrie James Art

North East’s Premiere Caricaturist – Barrie James Barrie is an expert caricaturist who will have your guests in stitches with his quick fire caricatures and...

Readers Choice

Bucket List

Bucket List or Legacy List? The bucket list. The phrase hasn’t been with us for long, less than 10 years in fact. The eponymous, 2006...

Featured Articles

The Plume

The Plume The traditional funeral procession is still popular in the UK and the rest of the world. Although there are no special rights of way for funeral processions in the UK and other countries,...

Bucket List

Bucket List or Legacy List? The bucket list. The phrase hasn’t been with us for long, less than 10 years in fact. The eponymous, 2006 Jack Nicholson film and the second series of An Idiot...

Funeral Transport

Funeral Transport  Go out in style! We are all aware that the most important thing about a funeral procession is the people in it - both those living, and mourning, and the deceased. The journey...

Valkyrie Memorials

Valkyrie Memorials Create a beautiful online memorial for a loved one At Valkyrie Memorials our aim is to provide a great online memorial service, preserving the memory of your loved ones for future generations. An online...

Extreme Funeral Planning

Should we be planning our funerals like we plan weddings?  I recently found myself, after much channel hopping, watching a TV show called ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’. For those of you who haven’t seen it...

Where to be buried

Where to be buried....a grave business. Although it is possible to be buried elsewhere, the most common options for interment are at a cemetery, churchyard or woodland burial site. Burial on private land is legal but...

Wildlife Nature Reserve Graveyards

Can a place for the dead promote life? Nature Reserve Graveyards Natural and woodland burial grounds are gaining popularity in the UK. Green burials are increasing as we recognise the impact on the environment from...

Life Conference and Banqueting

Life Conference and Banqueting CENTRE FOR LIFE - Newcastle Organising a funeral can be stressful at an already difficult time. At Life, our sympathetic and professional staff will make sure that the funeral reception is stress...