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.

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Ideas & Guidance

There are many beautiful picture books that help explain death to very young children. But what about older children? We recommend five titles for 8-12 year-olds here — each one with a page-turning story, characters you can root for, and more than a few laughs in between the tears.

Ideas & Guidance

As well as registering the death and organising the funeral, when someone dies, their surviving friends or family will have to contact a multitude of organisations to let them know what has happened. This blog highlights how to make ‘death admin’ quicker, easier and less distressing for all involved.

Ideas & Guidance

The average cost of a funeral is over £4,000, but this can vary enormously depending on the choices you make and where in the UK you live. It may be one of the most expensive outlays you’ll ever make, so it’s important to spend your money wisely.

Ideas & Guidance

This is part a short series exploring how funerals can be more accessible for everyone. Here, Allen Richardson, who is visually impaired, explains how he planned and took part in his wife Margaret’s funeral.

Ideas & Guidance

At Poppy's, we work with dozens of different funeral celebrants as they craft and deliver meaningful funeral services for a diverse range of people. Find out how to choose the right celebrant for you — and how we can help.

Ideas & Guidance

There are many reasons why you might want to plan your own funeral. We’re always ready to talk openly and listen carefully whenever people come to us to discuss their wishes. Here are some points to consider.