Talking
Death

We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death and what it means to us today. There’s so much room to explore what feels meaningful and what our choices really are. This blog is a place to share new ideas, practical advice, and stories from the frontlines of death and dying.

Ideas & Guidance

While black hearses are traditionally associated with funerals, they will not be to everyone’s taste. Here are six creative alternatives to traditional black hearses — from campervans to your very own car —which could better reflect the personality or interests of the person who has died.

Opinion

Poppy’s began in 2012 with a vision to empower and support people to have better experiences of funerals by making informed choice and gentle, thoughtful care the norm. Since then, we’ve been privileged to have supported so many people.

Opinion

Whatever you think of the new ITV drama series, ‘Finding Alice’, it opens up questions about death, funerals and coping with grief which are rarely talked about on primetime TV. But how realistic is it?

Ideas & Guidance

When someone dies by suicide, it can be hard to know what to say or how best to support grieving family and friends. This simple guidance, and the links to further sources of advice and support, can help you reach out with love and care.

Ideas & Guidance

There are lots of misconceptions about what happens during cremation. That’s no surprise — talking in detail about cremation can sometimes feel like breaking a taboo. But hiding what really happens can lead to unnecessary confusion and fear.

Ideas & Guidance

Food and grief are closely intertwined in many cultures. Preparing a traditional meal can be a way for people to come together and show love. Here are five foods associated with funerals, from Amish funeral pie to Krgyz dough balls for the dead.