Let's talk about funeral poverty
Back in 2015, the cost of a basic funeral sat at £3,693. However, in just over one year, this cost has risen to £3,897 with basic funerals increasing in costs by 103% since 12 years ago. Ahead of our wages, pensions and inflation, funerals have quickly become one of the UK’s fastest rising costs, so it’s no surprise that almost 28% of families are spending considerably less money on the send-off for their loved ones than they were only five short years ago.
Decluttering: the magic of tidying up
The start of every year focuses us on what we would like to change and how we can make our lives as straight forward as possible. There has been a huge interest in ‘decluttering’ over the last couple of years, with Japanese author Marie Kondo at the centre of the global tidying up revolution.
The Growing Popularity of Eco-Friendly Funerals
Over 50 million people die, worldwide, each year and unfortunately most of their funerals are damaging to the environment in some way. With global warming and the destruction of natural habitats becoming a bigger issue in our society, more and more people are turning to eco-friendly funerals.
Video funerals welcome virtual mourners
Streaming video has been the online sensation of 2016. From social news site Buzzfeed blowing up a watermelon to Facebook’s hilarious ‘Chewbacca Mom’, millions of people have watched video broadcasts on their computers and phones all over the world.